Oostanaula River

The Oostanaula River is a primary tributary of the Coosa River and flows for about 49 miles after being formed by the confluence of the Conasauga and Coosawattee rivers in northwest Georgia in Gordon County. In the city or Rome, the Oostanaula joins the Etowah River to form the Coosa River, which then flows into Lake Weiss.

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Wife Breaks Husband’s Catfish River Record

Rachel Harrison is a serious angler who has years of fishing under his belt. She laughs when she says she may have trouble getting family and friends to accompany her on future fishing trips. She recently broke the Oostanaula River record for flathead catfish with a fish that was officially weighed by WRD at 40-lbs., 13-ozs.…

Oostanaula River Gar Record Broken—Again!

For the second time inside of a month, the Oostanaula River longnose gar record has been broken. The first record was topped on March 30, 2022 when Joseph Agan caught an 18 1/2-lb. gar that set the record. However, that record is no more. A heavier longnose gar, this one weighing 22-lbs., 6.88-ozs., was caught…

18 1/2-Pound Gar Breaks Oostanaula River Record

A bass angler fishing from the bank on March 30 hooked and landed a 52 1/4-inch long gar that set a new record for the Oostanaula River. Joseph Agan, of Ranger, caught the new record longnose gar certified at 18-lbs., 8-ozs. Joseph was fishing a gray ghost-colored Bandit 200 crankbait at a creek mouth on…

Rome City Limit Striped Bass

The below article and video first aired in June 1999 with striper angler Glenn Brown, GON writer Lindsay Thomas Jr. and GON-TV cameraman Eric Thornton. Join them for an amazing day of fish catching on the Coosa River more than 20 years ago. Subscribe to GON’s Youtube channel. “If a location is going to produce…

Oostanaula River Largemouth Sets Bar High As New Record

Kyle Flanagan, 23, of Calhoun, was fishing the upper stretch of the Oostanaula River outside of Resaca on April 27 when he boated a 7-lb., 5-oz. largemouth bass that will set the bar high for this small river in northwest Georgia. “The biggest bass I’ve caught from the river was a 3- or 4-lb. spot, and…

Oostanaula River Record Fish

Striped Bass36-lbs., 3-ozs.Phillip Lanier04/03/2016
Flathead40-lbs., 13-ozs.Rachel Harrison05/06/23
Blue Catfish40-lbs., 8-ozs.David Harrison8/14/2003
Longnose Gar22-lbs., 6.88-ozs.Dalton Perry04/23/22
Largemouth7-lbs., 5-ozs.Kyle Flanagan04/27/2019
Spotted Bass4-lbs.Justin Worthing06/03/23
Freshwater Drum5-lbs., 5-ozs.Rachel Harrison06/10/23