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All about fishing for rainbow, brook and brown trout in Georgia lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Georgia

GA Trout Fishing Waters

Lake Burton, Lake Lanier, Lake Nottely and Lake Russell are the primary lakes with populations of trout. Visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for details regarding trout stocking in Georgia.

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Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Georgia Record Trout

The state record brook trout came from Waters Creek, the Chattahoochee River yielded the state record brown trout and the state record rainbow trout was caught from the Soque River.

Additional trout fishing information

Trout Conservation

Fishing for trout in Georgia

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

GA State Record: 17 lbs 8 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

GA State Record: 5 lbs 10 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

GA State Record: 20 lbs 14 oz

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Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


Learn the habits of trout

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Georgia waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

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