The Conasauga is a river that runs through southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia. At the core of the Conasauga watershed is the 35,268-acre Cohutta Wilderness, located in Fannin, Gilmer and Murray counties in Georgia and Polk County in Tennessee. The United States Forest Service manages the area as part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and Cherokee National Forest, and Georgia WRD manages the 95,000 acres of Cohutta WMA, which contains approximately 15 miles of the Conasauga.
Conasauga River Resources
The new Conasauga River blue catfish record would have weighed considerably more it if had have kept a bird—and an unidentified mammal—in its stomach. While being held in a tank waiting to be weighed on certified scales, the catfish spit up several critters. Natasha Short, her husband Alan and their kids, Taylor and Destiny, decided…
Chris Swims set a benchmark for Conasauga River blue catfish with an 11-lb. blue he caught on June 15, 2016.
Irvin Rich caught a 36-lb., 5-oz. record flathead catfish on the Conasauga on June 1, 2015.
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…