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Know before you go: The 2019 fishing forecast for Georgia rivers, reservoirs
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SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The fishing forecasts for 32 Georgia reservoirs and 18 rivers are newly updated for 2019 and available on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division website.  These web pages provide in-depth information in one convenient location - 

“Each forecast is detailed with highly useable information and is connected to an interactive map, providing an additional layer of information to this already excellent resource,” Thom Litts, operations manager for WRD Fisheries Management Section, said. “Last year, more than 25,000 anglers used these resources, so if you are not checking out these forecasts for your favorite water body before heading out, you are missing out!”

Georgia’s waters offer anglers some of the most diverse fishing opportunities in the southeast with more than 500,000 acres of reservoirs and 12,000 miles of warm water streams. Each fishing forecast guide includes best bets, technique tips, target recommendations and contact information.

Lake forecasts include Allatoona, Andrews, Bartlett’s Ferry, Blackshear, Blue Ridge, Burton, Carters, Chatuge, Chehaw, Clarks Hill, Goat Rock, Hamburg, Hartwell, High Falls, Jackson, Juliette, Lanier, Nottely, Oconee, Oliver, Rabun, Randy Poynter, Richard B. Russell, Seed, Seminole, Sinclair, Tobesofkee, Tugalo, Varner, Walter F. George, West Point, and Yonah.  

Rivers detailed include the Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Conasauga, Coosa, Coosawattee, Etowah, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, Oostanaula, Satilla, Savannah, St. Marys, Suwannee and Toccoa rivers.

For even more fishing tips, be sure to check out the weekly Fishing Blog post at 

Georgia anglers support fisheries conservation! Did you know that your license purchase allows the Georgia WRD to continue to do important research, maintain and operate public fishing areas and more? Purchase a Georgia license at 

For more information on fishing in Georgia, visit