Etowah River

The Etowah River is a 164-mile-long river that begins northwest of Dahlonega, Georgia.

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Two Etowah River Records In One Night

One evening, Seth Shoults headed out to the Etowah River specifically to set a new waterbody catfish record. He didn’t just break a record. In fact, he established two new records in less than an hour of each other with two different species. The angler from Cartersville regularly fishes the Etowah River in northwestern Georgia.…

Another Etowah River Record Catfish Caught, Certified And Released

On Aug. 4, 2022, Greg Mitchell and Reggie Terhune, both from Rome, decided to to hit the Etowah River and fish a few of their favorite fishing holes. Striped bass was their target fish, but Greg said their main goal was to enjoy an afternoon fishing and relive past adventures they each have had on…

Etowah Blue Catfish Record Finally Established

On May 31, I called my fishing buddy and striper mentor Perry Nichols, and we talked about a plan to fish for stripers on the Etowah River (we call it the “E”) on Friday, June 3. We planned to take Perry’s jet boat, which is larger than mine, and Perry invited his nephew-in-law Allann Moroni…

Etowah River Produces 38-Pound Record Flathead Catfish

An angler’s first fishing trip on the Etowah River produced a river record—a 38-lb., 0.8-oz. flathead catfish.  “I guess you could call it beginner’s luck for me,” said John Morgado, of Canton, “but my friend Hugh Stephens fishes the river a lot, and he said he likes taking friends out. I usually go fly fishing…

Etowah River Spotted Bass Record Set On White Bass Trip

Jackson Sibley says unashamedly that he loves his life that revolves around fish. You’d think that the 32-year-old WRD fisheries biologist would get his fill when he goes to work every day, but he can’t wait to rush home, hook up his boat and go fishing—sometimes every afternoon. “I live and breathe fish,” he said…

Etowah River Records

Largemouth Bass7-lbs., 7.68-ozs.Eric Black01/27/2016
Flathead Catfish38-lbs., 0.8-ozs.John Morgado05/17/2022
Blue Catfish50-lbs.Seth Shoults04/21/23
Striped Bass38-lbs.Keith Cole05/1994
Yellow Perch1-lb., 10.2-ozs.Eric Black01/14/2015
Longnose Gar19-lbs., 4.64-ozs.Kyle Williams08/08/2018
Spotted Bass4-lbs., 0.5-ozs.Jackson Sibley03/21/2022
Rainbow Trout2-lbs.Todd West10/01/2020
Channel Catfish7-lbs.Seth Shoults04/21/23