Seed Lake Records


Lake Seed

Seed Lake is a small 240-acre mountain reservoir with 13 miles of shoreline located in Rabun County in the northeast corner of Georgia. It is the second lake in a series of six lakes on the Tallulah River. The series begins with Lake Burton as the northernmost lake, followed by lakes Seed, Rabun, Tallulah Falls, Tugalo and Yonah. These are Georgia Power Co. lakes, built to generate hydroelectric energy. Seed and these other northeast Georgia mountain lakes offers some fishing opportunities unique to Georgia, where anglers can catch trophy walleye and yellow perch along with traditional species such as bass, crappie and bream.

Lake Seed Resources

Northeast Georgia Mountain Lake Articles

Lake Burton Yellow Perch Ties Georgia State Record

Emerson Mulhall, of Cumming, caught a yellow perch that has tied the state record. He was fishing Lake Burton on Feb. 18 when caught the 2-lb., 9-oz. fish. “I was not pursuing perch when I caught her,” said Emerson. “I am mainly a spotted bass and largemouth fisherman, and my friend Jake Maddux and I…

Chain Pickerel Breaks Lake Seed Record

Zach Chadwick wasn’t sure what had just slammed his black-and-blue worm threaded on a jig head, but he knew it was long and had a mouth full of teeth. Turns out he was hooked up with a chain pickerel, and we was about to set a new record for Lake Seed. “I’ve never even heard…

New Lake Burton Trout Record Just A Bit Bittersweet

Tom Fox realized a decades-old dream when he broke the Lake Burton record for brown trout recently, but he says the prize was a little bittersweet. GON has confirmed Tom’s 12-lb., 4-oz. brown trout as the largest-ever recorded from Lake Burton. Mixed in with Tom’s joy was a little heartfelt sadness for a young kid.…

Lake Burton Bass Mapped For April

Lake Burton offers some great options for catching quality bass in April. Whether you like sight fishing in coves for largemouth on the bed, catching big spots bedding on rocky points or landing both species on those rocky points as they feed on herring and shad, Burton can be super in April. Lake Burton is…

Record Breaking Largemouth Caught At Lake Yonah

Sam Thomas, of Jefferson, recently caught a record-breaking largemouth from Lake Yonah that weighed 8-lbs., 2-ozs. On the morning of March 30, Sam was fishing a Peach State Jon Boat Anglers tournament on Lake Yonah. By daylight, he was in his boat at the top end of the lake, but the fishing was real slow. He waited…

Lake Seed Record Fish

Largemouth Bass14-lbs., 4-ozs.Johnny Appling03/13/2009
Brown Trout
13-lbs., 8.32-ozs.Ricky Vickery06/05/2005
Rainbow Trout6-lbs., 3-ozs.Larry Brooks08/28/2005
Brook Trout3-lbs., 9-ozs.Charlton Trippe04/23/2006
Shellcracker2-lbs., 14-ozs.Carol Farmer07/09/2000
Yellow Perch2-lbs., 4-ozs.Cliff Saville03/04/2013
Walleye9-lbs., 7-ozs.Larry Brewer12/15/2006
Channel Catfish21-lbs.Ernest Cruine05/17/2010
Chain Pickerel3-lbs., 5-ozs.Zach Chadwick5/29/2023