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Etowah River

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

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2019 Kayak State Championship Preview

With the Georgia State Kayak Bass Championship coming up in less than a week, you can bet competitors are firmly focused on their planning—from pre-fishing to studying lake maps to reading old GON lake reports. This post is your one-stop for all the information on this year’s event. Before we get into all the good…

Etowah River Striper From 1994 Surfaces, Breaks Record

A striper caught 24 years ago from the Etowah River has surfaced and claimed the “new” river record for this northwest Georgia river. Keith Cole, of Aragon, was thumbing through his February 2019 issue of GON when he came across the latest printing of GON‘s Georgia Lake and River Records. On page 82, he saw…

Mad Dash To Certified Scales Yields Etowah River Striper Record Set At 33 Pounds

Joe Frank Harris, Jr., of Cartersville, was spending a late-summer evening on the Etowah River on Aug. 21 when he successfully boated a 33-lb. striper and became the river’s new record holder. Joe was in the boat with his father-in-law Tom Gurley and fishing guide Nathan Cooper. “It is a memory that plays slowly over…

2018 Georgia Kayak Bass Fishing State Championship

Despite Hurricane Michael sweeping across most of south and central Georgia, the 2018 Georgia Kayak Bass Fishing State Championship was held Oct. 13-14 on the Etowah River and Lake Allatoona. The two-day tournament hosted 40 anglers representing four clubs—Chattahoochee Kayak Anglers (West Point/Columbus), East Central Georgia Kayak Anglers (Augusta/East Georgia), Peach State Kayak Anglers (Atlanta/Statewide) and…

Etowah River Flathead Catfish Breaks Record

Brittany Raper, of Farner, Tenn., caught a jaw-dropping flathead catfish weighing at 29-lbs., 8-ozs. while fishing on the Etowah River in Bartow County. Brittany admits she is not an expert angler, but she was delighted to catch the fish. “My husband is the fisherman, not me. I was honestly proud of myself since I am not…

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