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

New Fishing Products Showcased At ICAST

This week Capt. Bert Deener is at ICAST, the trade show for the fishing tackle industry. The event is held annually in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center, and companies from around the globe fill the gigantic venue with their wares. Store buyers, media and professional anglers are privy to the event, and…

Suwannee River Stumpknocker Just Misses State Record

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Lake Hartwell Bass In The Summer Heat On Topwater And Piles

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Okefenokee Swamp Bream

There’s something downright special about the Okefenokee Swamp… a certain air about it, if you will. In a world moving faster than it ever has, the Okefenokee seems to stand timeless and silent. The silence is only interrupted by the chirping of the many species of birds and the occasional bellow of an alligator that…

Lady Angler Hooks Fourth River Record

Most people are lucky to have one fishing record on GON‘s Lake & River Records, but Rachel Harrison is truly blessed because she recently claimed her fourth. Born in New York but currently living in Calhoun, Ga., Rachel just set a new record for white bass on the Coosa River. Starting fishing at only six…

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