Conasauga River Record Striper

GON Staff | May 1, 2009

Jason Harrison, of Resaca, set the mark for the biggest striped bass ever recorded from the Conasauga River. Jason’s striper, caught on April 5, 2009, weighed 22-lbs., 10-ozs.

The lower Conasauga is part of the Coosa River Basin, with waters that ultimately flow into Lake Weiss. The Coosa River above Weiss is one of the few landlocked river and reservoir systems where striped bass naturally reproduce. The Conasauga and Coosawattee rivers join to form the Oostanaula, which then joins the Etowah River to form the Coosa River in the city of Rome.

In 2018, the fisheries departments from Alabama and Georgia announced a partnership to stock striped fingerlings in Lake Weiss to help the naturally reproducing population of striped bass in the river systems.

Jason Harrison with his 22-lb., 10-oz. Conasauga River striped bass.

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