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Georgia Bass Fishing

All about fishing for spotted, redeye, shoal, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Georgia lakes.

Bass fishing in Georgia

Home to the world record largemouth bass, Georgia is a bass fishing paradise - with both quantity and quality of five species of bass. Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Georgia.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Peach State.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Georgia

Georgia not only boasts the world record for largemouth bass but just the mention of many Georgia lakes will make knowledgeable bass fishermen come to attention. While most waters in GA contain bass, the larger impoundments like Banks Lake, Blue Ridge Lake, Carters Lake, Chatuge Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Burton, Lake Blackshear, Lake Chehaw, Lake Eufaula, Lake Harding, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jackson, Lake Lanier, Lake Nottely, Lake Oconee, Lake Oliver, Lake Russell, Lake Seminole, Lake Sinclair, Lake Tobesofkee and West Point Lake are the real draw.

Georgia bass caught by Brieanne Whaley

Brieanne Whaley shows off a real nice bass she caught on a pumpkinseed worm.

Send us photos of your catch. We will be glad to post them on our site. We have a sections dedicated to kids photos and stories about how they caught their prized fish. Use the contact page to submit photos and stories.

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Catch big bass!

Montgomery Lake gave up the Georgia state record, and world record largemouth in 1932. Lake Chatuge held the state record for smallmouth bass. The GA state record spotted bass came from Lake Burton. Lake Hartwell delivered up the state record redeye bass, and the state record shoal bass came from the Flint River.

Fishing for bass In Georgia

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

GA State Record: 22 lbs 4 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

GA State Record: 7 lbs 2 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

GA State Record: 8 lbs 2 oz

Shoal Bass

Shoal bass

World record: 7 lbs 8 oz

GA State Record: 8 lbs 3 oz

Redeye Bass

Redeye bass

World record: 8 lbs 12 oz

GA State Record: 3 lbs 7 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

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Bass fishing information, by state.


Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Georgia bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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