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Fishing At Lake Oconee In 2024

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redbreast sunfish, white bass, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Lake Oconee in Georgia.

Lake Oconee, GA

One of the top bass-fishing lakes in all of Georgia, Lake Oconee is also a great destination for a family vacation. This beautiful lake is right I-20 and has all the amenities for camping, boating, hiking, sightseeing and fishing. In addition to bass the reservoir has quality populations of other fish species.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, 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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Lake Oconee, located in central Georgia, is a premier fishing destination known for its diverse fish populations and excellent angling opportunities. Anglers flock to this scenic reservoir to target a variety of popular fish species and enjoy the beauty of its surroundings.

Bass fishing is one of the major attractions at Lake Oconee. The lake is home to both largemouth bass, offering anglers the chance to reel in trophy-sized fish. Anglers can explore the lake's numerous coves, points, and submerged structures to find their target bass using techniques such as flipping, pitching, and topwater fishing.

Catfish, crappie, sunfish, white bass, hybrid stripers, and striped bass are among the other popular species found in Lake Oconee. 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 are commonly found around brush piles, fallen trees, and docks, with anglers using jigs, minnows, or small live bait for success.

Lake Oconee is also known for its excellent populations of white bass, hybrid stripers, and striped bass. Anglers can target these hard-fighting fish using techniques such as trolling, casting with artificial lures, or live bait fishing. These species often congregate around main lake points, creek channels, and underwater structure.

Lake Oconee in Georgia offers excellent fishing opportunities for a wide range of popular fish species including bass, trout, yellow perch, catfish, crappie, sunfish, white bass, hybrid stripers, and striped bass. Anglers can utilize different fishing techniques and explore various areas of the lake to increase their chances of success. With its boating and camping amenities, Lake Oconee provides a complete outdoor experience for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

With 376 miles of shoreline to fish, this 19,000-acre lake has plenty of fishing holes for those who fish out of a boat and those who prefer to fish from the bank. Lake Oconee is located in the east-central part of the state, 2 miles west of Greensboro, GA. Numerous boat ramps allow for launching of bass boats, pontoons and all kinds of pleasure boats.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Oconee

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redbreast Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Oconee 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 Oconee, allowing anglers to fully enjoy their fishing experience and make the most of their time on the water. Boaters can explore the lake's expansive surface and access various fishing spots, while campers can take advantage of the nearby campgrounds and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lake.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Anchors Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
706 623-0024

Fish Tale Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 717-8158

Lake Club Marina at Reynolds Lake Oconee
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 467-1601

Sun Life Marinas on Lake Oconee
Rentals: Pontoon boats
706 485-7596

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Armor Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, west side, off Browns Ford Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lawrence Shoals Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Lawrence Shoals Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Long Shoals Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off River Lake Circle, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Parks Ferry Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northern section of the lake, east side, off Parks Mill Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Redlands Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northern section of the lake, off Highway 278, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sugar Creek Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the south end of the Parks Mill Road Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Swords Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Blue Springs Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Marinas

Anchors Marina
1054 Lake Oconee Parkway
Eatonton, Ga 31024
706 623-0024

Fish Tale Marina
891 Greensboro Rd
Eatonton, GA 31024
706 717-8158

Lake Club Marina at Reynolds Lake Oconee
8057 Browns Ford Rd
Greensboro, GA 30642
706 467-1601

Sun Life Marinas on Lake Oconee
144 Collis Marina Rd NE
Eatonton, GA 31024
706 485-7596

Click here for a Georgia Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lawrence Shoals Public Recreation Campground - 706 485-5494

Lake Oconee / Greensboro KOA Campground - 706 453-4505

Oconee Springs Park Campground - 706 485-8423

Country Boy RV Park - 706 342-1799

Old Salem Park Campground - 706 467-2850

Lake Oconee GA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Oconee
Fish Tale Marina
891 Greensboro Rd
Eatonton, GA 31024
706 485-0925

 

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