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New Georgia sport fishing guide released

The 2023 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide offers fish identification and local fishing regulation details
Credit: Georgia DNR

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging Georgians to spend more time outdoors in 2023.

The department recently released its 2023 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide.

“The Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide is always a great place to start planning a fishing trip, whether you are brand new to fishing or an experienced angler,” said Scott Robinson, chief of the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) Fisheries Management Section.

The 2023 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides information such as:

  • A color fish identification chart for both freshwater and saltwater fish
  • License purchasing information
  • Contact information for WRD and Coastal Resources Division fisheries management offices
  • DNR Law Enforcement offices
  • Trout stream listings
  • Public fishing area information
  • State record fish listings
  • Fishing regulations for Georgia

“We develop this publication with the help of fisheries biologists and staff to ensure it has the most current and accurate information on regulations and new opportunities, and we make sure that anglers can access it in multiple ways," said Robinson.

The guide is available online or through the Outdoor GA app. Printed copies are available at various recreational license vendors or a WRD office.

The 2023 edition has a few changes since the last publication, including:

  • Seven new state records that were caught in 2022
  • House Pond at Silver Lake Public Fishing Area has updated regulations
  • Blueback herring may now be used for bait on Lake Allatoona

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