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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, shoal bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, rock bass, spotted sunfish, warmouth, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Chehaw in Georgia.

Lake Chehaw, GA

Conveniently located on the northern outskirts of Albany, Lake Chehaw, is a relatively shallow 1,400-acre reservoir in south-central GA. There are three boat ramps along 30 plus miles of shoreline. Bait, tackle, convenience stores, restaurants and lodging are available close by the water.

the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Located near Albany, Georgia, Lake Chehaw is a popular fishing destination known for its diverse fish populations and picturesque surroundings. The lake provides anglers with ample opportunities to catch a variety of popular fish species, making it a favorite among both locals and visitors.

Bass fishing enthusiasts will find Lake Chehaw to be a rewarding destination. Largemouth bass are plentiful in the lake, offering anglers the chance to hook into some impressive trophy-sized fish. The lake's structure, including submerged trees, brush piles, and drop-offs, provides excellent hiding spots for bass. Anglers can employ a variety of techniques, such as casting soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures, to entice the bass. Spring and fall are the prime seasons for bass fishing when the fish are more active and readily feed.

Catfish are another popular target in Lake Chehaw. Both channel catfish and flathead catfish can be found in the lake's depths. Anglers can try their luck using a variety of baits, such as chicken liver, cut bait, or stink baits, to attract these bottom-dwelling fish. Nighttime fishing can be particularly productive for catfish, especially during the warmer months. Whether you prefer fishing from the bank or from a boat, Lake Chehaw offers plenty of opportunities for catfish anglers.

Crappie fishing is also popular on Lake Chehaw. The lake is home to both black crappie and white crappie, providing anglers with a chance to reel in these delicious panfish. Anglers often target crappie around submerged structures, such as brush piles or fallen trees, using small jigs or live minnows. Spring and fall are considered the best seasons for crappie fishing when the fish move into shallower waters to spawn.

Sunfish, including bluegill, rock bass and redear sunfish, are abundant in Lake Chehaw and offer great fishing opportunities, especially for young or novice anglers. These colorful and feisty fish can be caught using simple tackle and a variety of baits, such as worms or small jigs. Sunfish are most active during the warmer months and can be found near shoreline vegetation or other structure.

White bass, striped bass and hybrid stripers also inhabit Lake Chehaw, providing anglers with additional fishing opportunities. These hard-fighting fish are known for their aggressive strikes and make for thrilling angling experiences. Anglers can target them using a variety of lures, including spoons, jigs, or crankbaits. Spring and fall are generally the best seasons to catch white bass and hybrid striped bass when they are actively feeding.

Lake Chehaw in Georgia is a fantastic fishing destination with a variety of popular fish species, including bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, white bass, and hybrid striped bass. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, the lake's abundant fish populations and beautiful scenery make it an ideal spot for fishing, boating, and camping. Don't miss the opportunity to explore and fish this hidden gem in Georgia.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Chehaw

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Largemouth bass Shoal Bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Bluegill Green Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Soptted Sunfish Warmouth Striped bass Hybrid Stripers

Lake Chehaw Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Aside from fishing, Lake Chehaw offers opportunities for boating and camping. Boaters can explore the lake's scenic waters and find their favorite fishing spots. Several boat ramps are available for easy access. Camping facilities are also available nearby, allowing anglers to extend their stay and enjoy the tranquility of the lake and its surroundings.

Canoes and kayaks are an ideal way to fish the backwaters and feeder creeks, but pontoons, power boats and bass boats are popular too.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Cromartie Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Cromartie Beach Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

The closest camping is ten minutes or more away, across town.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Albany RV Resort - 229 431-2229

CreekSide RV Park & Campground - 229 886-0504

Albany MCCS - RV Park - 229 639-5234

Lake Chehaw GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Chehaw
Lake Chehaw Fishing Recreation
229 430-4256


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