Two Brothers Collect 41 WRD Angler Awards In 2021

Dad finds great activity for his kids.

Brad Gill | February 23, 2022

Chris Daniel, of Cumming, isn’t a dad guilty of not spending enough time with his kids. In fact, he spent so much time with them in 2021 that two of his sons collected a total of 41 WRD Georgia Angler Awards for various fish species in Lake Lanier.

“I have three kids who love to go on the boat and fish any chance we get,” said Chris. “I have two boys Mason, 9, and Logan, 6, and Reagan, almost 2, and we had an absolute blast last year trying to figure out striper fishing on Lake Lanier. Our boys really enjoyed chasing WRD’s Georgia Youth Angler Awards last year. Mason ended the year with 35 and Logan with six.”

Mason and Logan Daniel wracked up 41 WRD Youth Angler Awards in 2021.

The Georgia Angler Award Program recognizes anglers in Georgia who catch exceptional fish in Georgia waters. It also allows DNR to collect information on the genetics, age, growth and habitats of big fish to help manage our fisheries to their greatest potential.

Entries require the submission of an application and photos. In some cases, more information is required. Be sure to review all rules and requirements for each individual category, and choose the one that best fits your catch.

A special Youth Category recognizes anglers age 15 and younger who catch quality-sized fish. For the Youth Category, the qualifying lengths and weights of fish are less than that for the Adult Category.

“It’s great to see both of my boys be helpful with each other as one of them pulls a fish in,” said Chris. “To say they are excited about fishing this year is an understatement. It’s been exciting to see them love fishing as much as I have growing up.”

Click to view the 2021 Georgia Angler Awards in the Youth Category.

Below are some photos from the Daniel family’s fishing adventures last year.

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