Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee is an excellent fishing lake located in central Georgia on the Oconee River near Greensboro, the real Buckhead and Eatonton. Oconee is known for very good bass fishing, great crappie fishing for huge slabs, and very good fishing for linesides and catfish. The lake was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River. Lake Oconee runs through Georgia's Morgan, Greene, and Putnam counties and is separated from its sister lake, Sinclair, by Wallace Dam. Lake Oconee is home to a number of golf communities, including Reynolds Plantation, Cuscawilla, and Harbor Club.


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Lake Oconee Fishing Report – March 2024

By Daryl | February 28, 2024

Oconee: Level: Full at 435. Temp: 56 degrees. Clarity: Muddy. Bass: Guide Norris Edge reports the bass fishing is slow due to the water temp. The fish are being caught on shaky heads and spinnerbaits, with most fish coming off of docks and seawalls. Fishing jigs on the rip-rap has been successful, also. Just remember during times like this to fish very slow.” Lake Oconee Page: Archived Articles, News & Fishing Reports Crappie: Capt. Doug Nelms with BigFishHeads Guide Service reports, “Historically the month of March is when Oconee gives up her biggest crappie of the year, and this year will be no different. At the time I am writing this, the 10th annual Oconee Derby is only 36 hours old, and some nice 2-pounders have already been brought to the scales. As the warm days start heating the water up and the sun begins to give us 11 hours…

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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…

Georgia SCI Hosts Inaugural Wounded Veterans ‘Cast & Blast’ Event At Lake Oconee

The Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) and Glasslined Technologies, Inc. hosted 14 Purple Heart recipients during its inaugural Wounded Veterans ‘Cast and Blast’ event at the beautiful Lake Oconee from Sept. 18-20. This inaugural event provided veterans—including their family members or guests, an all-expenses-paid retreat—allowing them to rest, relax and experience Lake Oconee,…

August Bass On Lake Oconee

Head to Lake Oconee this month if you are tired of dredging the depths for summertime bass. There is always a good shallow bite at Oconee, especially for quality bass. Target grassbeds, seawalls and rocks to catch them. However, if you like probing the depths, you can catch Oconee bass that way, too. Lake Oconee…

Barnes Takes Top 150 On Lake Eufaula

Ellaville native Justin Barnes emerged as the winner at the Lake Eufaula ABA-AFT Top 150 tournament after a remarkable turnaround on the second day, June 3. Competing against 117 other anglers, Barnes secured first place with a total weight of 38.16 pounds, earning a prize of $16,400. On the first day of the tournament, Barnes…

70 Pound Lake Oconee Blue Cat Caught On 8-lb. Test

Koob Moua, from Monroe, didn’t set out to establish a new Lake Oconee record for blue catfish. In fact, Koob seldom even fishes for catfish, but he might from now on. On March 22, Koob joined his brother Jacob Moua and their friend Justin Pledger in a 16-foot aluminum Bass Tracker boat. Using light tackle,…

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