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Letís go fishing! The current 2014 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations are available at all license outlets. Click Here to download (heads up - this is an 11MB file)
Lake Sturgeon Reintroduction to the Coosa River Basin
Sturgeon are an ancient fish that date back to the age of the dinosaurs. They are a cartiloginous (nearly boneless) fish with a sucker-like mouth, shark-like tail, sensitive barbels (whiskers) under the snout, and bony scutes (plates) along the sides and top of its body. They are opportunistic feeders, meaning they feed on almost anything they can find, with a diet consisting primarily of...Click Here For the Complete Story
Big Bass Fishing on Lake Walter F. George
Tales of recent excellent bass fishing on Lake Walter F. George make it a hot spot to cast a line right now, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD)...Click Here For the Complete Story
Don't Introduce Exotic Species to Georgia Waters
Ecosystems are threatened by exotic species as they sometimes have the ability to displace native species, introduce unknown diseases, impact wildlife habitat and endanger protected species. Once an exotic establishes a breeding population...Click Here For the Complete Story
Hunt and Fish for a Lifetime with the Lifetime Sportsman's License
Make a life-long commitment to wildlife this spring when purchasing a new hunting or fishing license by investing in a lifetime sportsmanís license, encourages the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.Click Here For More Info
Trout Stream Maps
Georgia's approximately 4,000 miles of trout streams are relatively unproductive when compared to streams found in other parts of the country. This is, in part, due to the calcium deficient soils found in north Georgia. Therefore, to meet the demands of over 100,000 trout anglers, stocking and special regulations are used on some streams to maintain acceptable catch rates. The Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock streams with rainbow, brown and brook trout from early April through mid-September. Click here to obtain Trout Stream Maps.
Who needs a fishing license? How do I get one?
Anyone age 16 and older must have a current Georgia fishing license in their possession while fishing in freshwater or saltwater in Georgia. Conservation Rangers may require identification when checking fishing licenses. Click here for more information.
Agreements with Bordering States
Reciprocal Agreements with Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina allow holders of Georgia fishing licenses to fish the waters covered by the agreement without obtaining a fishing license from the bordering state. Regulations under these agreements may differ from Georgia's general laws and regulations. Click here for more information.
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