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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Nottely in Georgia.

Lake Nottely, GA

The fertile waters of Lake Nottely, in conjunction with efforts by the DNR, are consistently producing good catches of bass. The lake also has populations of several other species including catfish, crappie, rainbow trout, sunfish, striped bass and hybrid stripers.

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Lake Nottely, located in the picturesque North Georgia mountains, offers a fantastic fishing experience with its diverse range of fish species and stunning natural surroundings. Anglers are drawn to this beautiful reservoir for its abundant fish populations and the chance to catch a variety of popular species.

Bass fishing is a major highlight at Lake Nottely, with both largemouth bass and spotted bass thriving in its waters. Anglers can target bass using a variety of techniques, including casting crankbaits, flipping jigs, or working topwater lures along the lake's shoreline, submerged structures, and weed beds.

Trout fishing is also a popular pursuit at Lake Nottely, particularly in the coldwater tributaries and tailwaters where rainbow trout are stocked. Fly fishing and spin fishing are popular methods for targeting these prized game fish, with anglers using a variety of artificial flies, lures, and baits to entice the trout.

Yellow perch, catfish, crappie, sunfish, striped bass and hybrid stripers are among the other popular species that can be found in Lake Nottely. Anglers targeting yellow perch can use small jigs or live bait near submerged structures and drop-offs. Catfish, including channel catfish and flathead catfish, can be caught using bottom fishing techniques with live or cut bait. Crappie and sunfish can be found near brush piles, fallen trees, and other structures, with anglers using jigs, minnows, or small live bait to attract them.

Lake Nottely is also known for its population of hybrid stripers and striped bass, which offer thrilling angling opportunities. These hard-fighting fish can be targeted using a variety of techniques such as trolling with large swimbaits, live bait fishing, or casting artificial lures. Anglers often find success around main lake points, submerged humps, and channel edges.

Lake Nottely in Georgia is a fantastic fishing destination offering a wide range of popular fish species including bass, trout, yellow perch, catfish, crappie, sunfish, hybrid stripers, and striped bass. Anglers can enjoy various fishing techniques and explore different areas of the lake to increase their chances of success. With its boating and camping amenities, Lake Nottely provides a wonderful outdoor experience for fishing enthusiasts and boaters alike.

This picturesque, 4,200-acre reservoir is located on the northern border of the state, a mile northwest of Blairsville, GA. Anglers can explore over 100 miles of shoreline in search of their favorite fish species. There are numerous boat launch ramps and public access areas for fishing from the bank. Campgrounds, marinas, restaurants, stores and other local amenities assist in making Nottely Lake a great destination for family vacations, fishing outings and time spent enjoying the great outdoors.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Nottely

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Bluegill Green Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Nottely 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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Boating and camping facilities are available at Lake Nottely, allowing anglers to fully immerse themselves in the fishing experience and enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. Boaters can explore the lake's coves and channels, while campers can take advantage of the campgrounds and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Nottely Boat Club & Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 897-9499

Nottely Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats, kayaks and canoes
706 745-3638

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Jacks Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off McClure Branch Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Nottely Dam Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northern section of the lake, off Nottely Dam Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Nottely - Option 2 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Deavers Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Nottely - Option 3 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Poteet Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Nottely Boat Club & Marina
6036 GA-325
Blairsville, GA 30512
706 897-9499

Nottely Marina
86 Doucette Cir
Blairsville, GA 30514
706 745-3638

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Nottely RV Park - 706 745-4523

Poteete Creek Camp Ground - 706 439-6103

Beasley Knob OHV Area Campground - 706 745-6928

Jonica Gap Campground - 706 374-5465

Trackrock Campground & Cabins - 706 745-2420

Lake Nottely GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Nottely
Nottely Marina
86 Doucette Circle
Blairsville, GA 30514
706 745-3638


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