Freshwater Game Fish Daily Limits
It is unlawful to take in one day or to possess at any one time, except at a residence or commercial storage facility, more than the daily creel limit for each species. It is unlawful to possess more than a total of 50 individuals of all the game fish listed in this section, except channel and flathead catfish.
Once the daily creel limit for a particular species is taken, it is unlawful to continue to fish for that species.
Exception: Daily limits differ on certain waters shared by Georgia and South Carolina (see Agreements with Bordering States).
See special creel limits on Public Fishing Areas.
||Largemouth, Redeye, Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted(Kentucky), and/or Swannee bass
||Stripped Bass, White Bass and/or Hybrid
||15, only 2 of which can be 22 inches or longer
||• Limit taken from the North Newport River, Medway River
including Mount Hope Creek, Little Ogeechee River, Ogeechee
River, Oconee River downstream of GA Hwy 22 in Milledgeville,
Ocmulgee River downstream of the GA Hwy 96 bridge between
Houston and Twiggs counties, Altamaha River, St. Mary’s River,
Satilla River, and the tributaries to these river sections; and from
saltwater is a two fish limit, both of which must be 22 inches in
length or longer.
• Limit taken from the Savannah River and its tributaries downstream
of J. Strom Thurmond Dam is a two fish limit, both of
which must be 27 inches in length or longer.
• Limit taken from Lake Richard B. Russell from the Russell Dam
to Lake Hartwell Dam and Lake Secession Dam, all tributaries to
Lake Richard B. Russell is two (2) striped bass per day, only one(1) of which can exceed 34 inches in length.
||Channel and/or Flathead
||Black and/or White
||Chain, Grass and/or Redfin
||American and/or Hickory
||May not be taken in fresh or saltwater in Georgia
||Bluegill, Flier, Redbreast, Redear, Rock bass, .
Spotted, Warmouth and/or Shadow bass
||Brook, Rainbow, and/or Brown trout
||See special regulations for Amicalola Creek, Chattahoochee River, Chattooga River,
Smithgall Woods, Smith Creek, Toccoa River, and Waters Creek
||Limit on Blue Ridge Reservoir is 15.