The Best Fishing Lakes In Georgia
Guide to top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in GA.
The purpose of this page is to share basic information about the best fishing lakes in the state, and the species found in each lake.
Blue Ridge Lake, Chatuge Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Andrews, Lake Eufaula, Lake Harding, Lake Hartwell, Lake Lanier, Lake Oconee, Lake Seminole, Lake Sinclair, Richard B Russell Lake and West Point Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Georgia, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species. The Fishing Boat Rental Page lists options for fishing boat rentals at some of these lakes. The Marinas Page offers a list of popular marinas on some of these lakes.
Georgia is blessed with a diverse range of fishing lakes, offering anglers a variety of fishing experiences. The state is home to both warm water lakes and cold water lakes, each with its unique ecosystem and species.
Warm water lakes in Georgia provide excellent opportunities for anglers seeking species such as bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish, and hybrid stripers. These lakes, with their relatively higher water temperatures, support the growth and abundance of warm water fish species. Some popular warm water lakes in Georgia include Lake Allatoona, Lake Sinclair, Lake Oconee, and Lake Seminole. Anglers can enjoy casting for bass, targeting trophy-sized catfish, or filling their coolers with tasty crappie and sunfish.
On the other hand, Georgia's cold water lakes offer a different angling experience, with a focus on trout fishing. These lakes are stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, and occasionally brook trout. Anglers can enjoy fishing for trout in lakes such as Blue Ridge Lake, Lake Burton, and Lake Rabun. These lakes provide a serene and scenic backdrop for anglers seeking the challenge of catching trout in cooler water temperatures.
Regardless of the type of lake you choose, Georgia's fishing lakes offer a wealth of opportunities to explore different fishing techniques, test your skills, and reel in some impressive catches. From the thrill of landing a largemouth bass in a warm water lake to the tranquility of fly fishing for trout in a cold water lake, Georgia's lakes cater to a wide range of fishing interests and preferences.
Carters Lake, Chatuge Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, High Falls Lake, Goat Rock Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Blackshear, Lake Eufaula, Lake Harding, Lake Hartwell, Lake Jackson, Lake Lanier, Lake Oliver, Richard B Russell Lake, Lake Tobesofkee, Lake Tugalo and West Point Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...
Clarks Hill Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Eufaula, Lake Harding, Lake Jackson, Lake Juliette, Lake Lanier, Lake Oconee, Lake Oliver, Lake Sinclair, Richard B Russell Lake, Lake Tobesofkee and West Point Lake are the most popular for black and white crappie. More...
Sunfish & Panfish Lakes
Banks Lake, Chatuge Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, George W. Andrews Lake, Lake Blackshear, Lake Eufaula, Lake Harding, Lake Hartwell, Lake Juliette, Lake Sinclair, Richard B Russell Lake, Lake Tugalo and West Point Lake are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...
Striped Bass Lakes
Chatuge Lake, Clarks Hill Lake, Goat Rock Lake, High Falls Lake, Lake Allatoona, Lake Chehaw, Lake Eufaula, Lake Hartwell, Lake Juliette, Lake Lanier, Lake Seminole, Richard B Russell Lake, Lake Tobesofkee and West Point Lake are the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...
Visit the Georgia fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Georgia map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in GA at many of the most popular destinations in the state.
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