Every February GON publishes its exclusive listing of Georgia Lake & River Records. Since last February’s printing of GON’s list, we’ve added 25 fish to the list, including new state records for bowfin, brown trout and spotted sunfish. You’ll also find new rivers where records are now being kept: the Etowah, Ohoopee, Ochlocknee and Suwanee rivers.
These new records will be revealed in the February issue of GON.
Springtime is when many records get broken. If you catch a fish you think might be a record, there are several steps you’ll need to take to be added to GON‘s list.
Requirements For Record Fish
• Fish must be caught legally by rod and reel in a manner consistent with state game and fish regulations.
• Catch must be weighed on accurate Georgia DOA certified scales with at least two witnesses present.
• Witnesses to the weighing must be at least 18 years old, and they must not be members of the angler’s immediate family nor have a close personal relationship with the angler.
• Catch must be positively identified by qualified DNR personnel.
• Call GON at (800) 438-4663.