Lake Worth

Lake Worth, also known as Lake Chehaw, is a small reservoir at the confluence of the Flint River, Kinchafoonee Creek and Muckalee Creek. The concrete Flint River Dam was built in 1908 for hydroelectric generation and is owned by Georgia Power today. Lake Chehaw is very riverine and shallow with average depths of 17 feet. In winter, the lake is drawn down nearly 10 feet in anticipation of flooding spring rains. In the Flood of 1994, the lake overflowed its banks and the dam itself was underwater at one point.

Lake Worth/Chehaw Resources

Georgia Fishing 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…

Satilla Gets Another New Black Crappie Record

Just days after releasing the annual edition of the Georgia Lake and River Records, another river record has already fallen. On Feb. 6, Steven Todd, of Saint George, managed to reel in a 2-lb., 1-oz. black crappie that raised the river-record bar for the species for the second time in the past 13 months. “I…

73 3/4 Pound Catfish Sets Lake Sinclair Record Then Released

On the afternoon of Jan. 26, long-time buddies Brandon Pitts and Kenny Scott set out on Lake Sinclair in hopes of wrangling some big stripers. Finding gizzard shad of a suitable size for bait proved to be difficult, forcing the anglers to alter their game plan. Unbeknownst to them, it put them on a path…

Seminole Shines In February As Bass Move Up

Normally when I get assigned a GON story on Lake Seminole I’m pretty darn fired up about it. I don’t know if there’s anything quite like a warm, summer day on the lake with the sun on your back and just enough breeze blowing to keep the gnats away. Fields of grass mats and lily…

Big February Spotted Bass On Lake Lanier

Anglers are learning to go to the ditches at Lake Lanier during the winter months for numbers of spotted bass, but you can also fish rocky points for kicker-size fish to feel the fight of a magnum Lanier spot. The ditch bite is in full swing this month, and you can catch a lot of…

Record Fish Lake Worth Upstream To Blackshear Dam

White Crappie2-lbs., 0-ozs.Angelo Feros01/14/2013
Shoal Bass8-lbs., 5-ozs.Clark Wheeler04/16/2022