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AKA: Chatuge Reservoir, Lake Chatuge

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Chatuge Lake, GA

Popular for having three kinds of bass, Chatuge Lake is an ideal destination for avid bass anglers. In addition to bass there are plenty of crappie, catfish, bluegill, white bass, hybrid stripers and sunfish. Covering 7,480 surface acres with over 130 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of water for anglers fishing from the bank or a boat.

Lake Chatuge is situated in the northeast corner of Georgia, at Hiawassee, GA. Camping, fishing, lodging and other amenities are conveniently located around the lake to make an outing here, a pleasant experience. Boat rentals are available at marinas for pleasure boats, canoes and kayaks. Some day-use areas provide over a mile of shoreline for fishing from the bank. Rocky banks, some with stumps and laydowns offer cover to bass. There are also many boat docks which often create ideal hangouts for baitfish, bass, crappie and sunfish. Seek out ledges and submerged humps around the lake for structure fishing. Those located near deeper creek channels often produce fish fairly consistently. Because the lake is located in both Georgia and North Carolina, fishing regulations for both states come into play. Check fishing regulations for specific rules regarding this reservoir, before wetting a line.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Georgia

What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Chatuge Lake in Georgia.

Primary fish species residing in Chatuge Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Chatuge Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
706 896-2530

Chatuge Cove Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
828 389-6155

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Chatuge Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lake Chatuge Campground Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Mayor's Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off I-76, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Music Hall Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Music Hall Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
107 Boundary Waters Drive
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706 896-2530

Chatuge Cove Marina
2397 NC-175
Hayesville, NC 28904
828 389-6155

Lake Chatuge Marina
1290 US 76
Hiawassee, GA 30546
​706 896-2835

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Chatuge Woods Campground - 706 994-1533

Long Ridge Campground - 762 500-2055

River Bend Campground - 706 896-1415

Mountain View Campground - 706 970-2112

Hickorynut Cove Campground - 706 896-5341

Chatuge Lake GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Chatuge Lake
Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
107 Boundary Waters Drive
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706 896-2530


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Chatuge Lake in Georgia.

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Chatuge Lake provides the opportunity to catch bass, crappie, catfish, bluegill, white bass, hybrid stripers and sunfish in northeast Georgia.

Fishing on Chatuge Lake.