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

Georgia Fishing Waters

Home to the world record largemouth bass, Georgia is a bass fishing paradise - with both quantity and quality of five species of bass. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing. 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.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Georgia

Bass lakes in Georgia. The state not only boasts the world record for largemouth bass but just the mention of many lakes in the state 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, Goat Rock Lake, High Falls Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Andrews, 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, Lake Tugalo and West Point Lake are the real draw.

Bass In Georgia

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 22 lbs 4 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 7 lbs 2 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 2 oz

Shoal Bass

Shoal bass

World record: 7 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 8 lbs 3 oz

Redeye Bass

Redeye bass

World record: 8 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 3 lbs 7 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Georgia

When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and top water lures are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.

Big Bass Lake Zwerner

Some very nice bass caught from Lake Zwerner in Georgia, by Wes Woods, Gabriel Jackson, Patrick Jackson and Ian McIntosh.

Georgia State Record Bass

The state record largemouth bass* was caught from Montgomery Lake.

The state record smallmouth bass came from Lake Chatuge.

The state record spotted bass was caught out of Lake Burton.

The state record shoal bass was caught in the Flint River.

The state record redeye bass came out of Lake Hartwell.

*Also the world record.

Georgia Bass caught by Kory Chastain

Kory Chastain caught this 10.785 lb bass while night fishing at Lake Blue Ridge. He was fishing a finesse plastic work on a texas rig right on the bank and around heavy structure.

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.

Bass fishing basics video.

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 book

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The lifecycle of 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. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.