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Fishing

Lake Lanier Spotted Bass On The Fall Feed

Big spotted bass are feeding from the surface down to 35 feet deep at Lake Lanier this month. You can catch October bass all month long on a variety of baits by fishing humps and points that have wood cover. Lake Lanier’s 40,000 acres on the upper Chattahoochee River northeast of Atlanta is ranked in…

Clouds Of Lake Blackshear Crappie In October

When crappie are stacked up over brush on the river channel ledges at Lake Blackshear, October is a great time to catch them. Find the right place, and you can catch a limit of good eating-size crappie. Crappie love wood cover like brushpiles and standing timber. And if that wood is on a channel drop,…

Lanier Stripers Pile Up On The South End

No one has ever described striper fishing on Lake Lanier as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Chasing stripers on the 38,000-acre Chattahoochee River reservoir is anything but that. But as striper season heads into fall, two of the lake’s top striper guides say conditions are lining up to make catches much easier. “In…

Altamaha River Limb-Line Cats

The world moved slower a hundred years ago in south Georgia. Life was simpler; but, truly, times were hard. There was little industry. No “town” jobs to speak of in a spot as sparse as Soperton. Willie T. Barwick was struggling just to get by in the year 1920, at wit’s end. That’s when he…

Fish Fast To Find West Point Lake Bass In September

Head to West Point this month to catch hot-water bass on points and docks. September may be the meanest month for bass fishing, but the spots and largemouth have to eat, and you can catch them. West Point is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake that extends 35 miles on the Chattahoochee River near…

Auburn Duo Tops 129 Teams To Win 2023 BASS College Series Natty

Thanks to an afternoon rally that produced several largemouth over 3 1/2 pounds, Auburn University’s Tucker Smith and Hayden Marbut caught 18 pounds on Saturday to win the Strike King Bassmaster College Series National Championship at Pickwick Lake presented by Bass Pro Shops with a three-day total of 53 pounds, 12 ounces. Smith and Marbut never…

Lady Angler Establishes West Point Gar Record On Video

Now that April Waldrop has been bitten by the record fish bug, the Hogansville woman has set her sights on something even bigger. April was fishing for gar with her husband, Larry, and her two sons on West Point Lake recently when she landed a lake-record longnose gar that weighed 23 pounds. The 52 1/2-inch…

Paradise PFA Hosts 600 At Annual Kids’ Fishing Event

Paradise Public Fishing Area held the Tifton Kiwanis Kids Fishing Event on June 10, with 600 anglers turning out for the yearly event. A record number 36 youth anglers caught a WRD Angler Award channel catfish and will receive a personalized shirt and hat from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Everyone was given a…

Eufaula Bass, Hotter The Better

For some fishermen, locating and catching quality largemouth in extreme heat is a psychological game. They develop a mental block about the state of bass fishing in the doldrums of summer and frequently struggle once the air and water temperatures reach their peak. For Columbus angler Dr. John Lee, the psychology works just the opposite.…

Canoochee River Offers Redbreast Quality & Numbers

If anywhere is blessed with river fishing opportunities like that of south Georgia, I haven’t heard of the place, and if it does exist, I’m looking to buy property there. It’s true, no matter where you are in the southern portion of the state, some great river fishing is never far away. Altamaha, Ogeechee, Flint,…

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