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South Georgia River Bass Fishing

Another spring has come to Georgia. Sure, we may have a few cold blasts of air conditioning left from Old Man Winter, but the sunshine beaming through my kitchen window as I begin to type this story assures me that warmer days are just a stone’s throw away. Yes-sir, it’s time to go fishing in…

Rutland Farms, A Georgia Bass Fishing Farm Pond

Since my very first trip, Rutland Farms has always felt like home to me. Ever since my first visit back in the spring of 2017 while working on a GON story, I keep finding myself going back, and every trip seems a little more enjoyable than the one before. I wish I could tell you…

Lake Eufaula Bass On All Phases Of March Spawn

If you head to Eufaula in March, think spawning areas. Even this early in the spring there will be some bass on the beds, and some bass will be postspawn, and some bass will still be staging prespawn. So, it’s clear that focusing on spawning areas will put you on Eufaula’s late February and March…

Brooks Anderson Wins Lanier BFL Bulldog Tournament With 23 Pounds

Brooks Anderson, of Marietta, caught a five-bass limit weighing 23-lbs., 3-ozs. on Saturday, Feb. 19 to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Lanier. The tournament was the first event of the 2024 season for the BFL Bulldog Division. Anderson earned $4,584 for his victory. Anderson began his day…

Benefit Bass Tournament To Help Family Of Hunting Accident Victim

The crew from Berry’s Tournament Trails will be hosting a benefit bass tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17 for the family of Jason Cody. Jason fell from a deer stand in November. His daughter Emma set up a Go Fund Me page and writes, “My dad was in a hunting accident on Nov. 21. His deer…

Seminole Shines In February As Bass Move Up

Normally when I get assigned a GON story on Lake Seminole I’m pretty darn fired up about it. I don’t know if there’s anything quite like a warm, summer day on the lake with the sun on your back and just enough breeze blowing to keep the gnats away. Fields of grass mats and lily…

Big February Spotted Bass On Lake Lanier

Anglers are learning to go to the ditches at Lake Lanier during the winter months for numbers of spotted bass, but you can also fish rocky points for kicker-size fish to feel the fight of a magnum Lanier spot. The ditch bite is in full swing this month, and you can catch a lot of…

Season’s First GHSA Bass Tournament Hosted On Seminole

On Jan. 20, the GHSA hosted its first tournament of the 2024 season on Lake Seminole. Though temperatures hovered below freezing for most of the event, Bainbridge High School anglers Hayden Reynolds and Caleb Logue managed to bring an impressive bag of fish to the weigh-in that went just over 19 pounds, helping them secure…

Bainbridge Bass Cats Middle Schoolers Place First, Second On Seminole

Fisher Baty and Cole Henderson, of Bainbridge, had quite the weekend on Lake Seminole fishing two different Florida Bass Federation Junior/High School Series tournaments. The pair of middle-school anglers racked up an impressive prize haul of $800 worth of Bass Pro Shop gift cards with an impressive second-place finish in Saturday’s tournament, then another stellar…

Pitch Docks For Lake Oconee Winter Bass

Start your new year right pitching jigs around docks to catch some quality largemouth on Lake Oconee. The 14-inch limit at Oconee means there are many 2-lb. bass to give you a good fight in the cold water, and there are many bigger bass, too. Lake Oconee’s 19,900 acres formed by the Apalachee and Oconee…