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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar and sauger in Georgia.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Georgia waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Georgia

Many of the major lakes across the state of Georgia, including Lake Allatoona, Banks Lake, Blue Ridge Lake, Carters Lake, Chatuge Lake, Hartwell Lake, J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Lake Blackshear, Lake Jackson, Lake Seminole, Lake Sidney Lanier, Nottely Lake, Oconee Lake, Richard B Russell Lake, Walter F George - Eufaula and West Point Lake are home to these other fish species.

Fishing for other species in Georgia



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

GA State Record: 16 lbs 3 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

GA State Record: 9 lbs 6 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

GA State Record: 30 lbs 13 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

GA State Record: 4 lbs 3 oz

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

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Georgia, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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