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Fishing

Sinclair Beast! Record Blue Catfish Weighs Almost 80 Pounds

Just how big are some of the catfish swimming in the waters of Lake Sinclair? We can confirm right at 80 pounds! A new Lake Sinclair record blue catfish was caught this weekend by Guy Covington, of Social Circle, that pulled the certified scales to 79.5 pounds. And Guy released the beast back into Sinclair…

Spawning Bass And Bluebacks Key To Lake Hartwell BFL Win

Brian Tidwell, of Seneca, S.C., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds even Saturday to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Hartwell. Hosted by the City of Lavonia, the tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Savannah River Division. Tidwell earned $3,684 for his…

Rock Bass Established As New Georgia State Record

Exciting news out of northwest Georgia this week with the establishment of a new state-record rock bass. Angler Jeffrey Forester, of Rossville, landed the 1-lb., 0-oz. fish on April 6 on South Chickamauga Creek. This catch will be the first rock bass state record recognized, according to the Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division. Jeffrey’s rock…

Queen Triggerfish Added To Georgia Record Books

A Richmond Hill man has set a new Georgia state record category for a queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula), weighing in at 7-lbs., 0.58-ozs. The fish is a new species in the Georgia Saltwater Game Fish Program and no prior record existed. The records program committee, made of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and biologists,…

Jim Murray Jr. Wins Lake Eufaula BFL Bass Tournament

Boater Jim Murray Jr., of Parrott, caught a five-bass limit weighing 25-lbs., 12-ozs., Saturday April 6 to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Eufaula. Hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Bulldog Division. Murray earned $4,046…

West Point Lake Striped Bass Sets New Record At 40 Pounds

The day of striper fishing on West Point for Mike Steele, of Dallas, was pretty-danged boring until it wasn’t. It ended with him landing a 40-lb. striper that’s a new lake record. He has his buddy Mike Bartlett to thank, and Bartlett wasn’t even the net man. “My buddy and I had fished from daylight…

12 Pound Lake Allatoona Bass Likely From WRD Stocking Program

Jonathan Ray considers Lake Lanier his home lake, but the Ball Ground resident likes to venture to Lake Allatoona several times each year. He plans to go to the Stamp Creek section of the lake a lot more in the future. All Jonathan did was what all bass fishermen dream of but what few accomplish.…

Lake Seminole Springtime Shellscackers

Lake Seminole has miles of shallow sandy grass flats and sandbars that are ideal shellcracker bedding areas. Head south to Seminole in April and May with an eye toward panfish, and you are in for some fantastic fishing. Seminole is formed where the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers join to form the Apalachicola River just inside…

15-lb. Carroll County Largemouth

Brice Rhodes made Georgia big-bass history on Feb. 29, 2004 when he caught a 15-lb., 2.1-oz. bass in a Carroll County pond. His name currently sits at the No. 34 spot on GON’s Georgia’s Biggest Bass of All-Time list. “I was fishing in a cove and threw down the bank under some trees,” said Brice.…

Fishing George L. Smith State Park

I’ve never been much on fishing state-park lakes. I know that’s a heck of a line to start a story profiling one, but hang with me. Some of my experiences on these lakes have involved long hours with little to no action, other than the occasional jet ski blowing by and nearing turning my kayak…

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