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Lake Weiss Crappie Up Tight Or Trolled
The reputation of Lake Weiss as one of the country’s most consistent crappie producers is well deserved. Slab after slab, year after year, the 30,000-acre lake in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama at the head of the Coosa River chain reinforces its reputation and its nickname of Crappie Capital of the World.

April is perhaps the month that reputation best manifests itself. The month is replete with possibilities for crappie diehards and novices alike.

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Think it is too hot to go fishing during the day in July? Big bass busting on top will make you forget how hot it is. Plan a trip to Lake Hartwell, and enjoy catching quality fish on topwater plugs....

Spring is finally here! The days are getting longer, and the air is warmer. April is a very popular month for Georgia bass fisherman, and for good reason. For a lot of anglers in middle to north...

Lake Allatoona has a reputation for being super tough and very selfish with its quality bass. Some even go as far as to call it the “Dead Sea,” but it is far from that. Hopefully this...

Tripletail Showing Up Off Jekyll Island
There is one certainty this time of year. Well, there are many, but one of them is that the tripletail will be in the ocean off the beaches of Jekyll Island. Each year in April, the tripletail just sort of show up. No one really knows where they come from or how far they travel, but biologists tell us that they migrate here each year.

These hard-fighting fish resemble an oversized bluegill. With a high arching back and elongated anal and pectoral fins, they look as if they have three tails—hence the name. When a hooked, 10-lb. tripletail turns sideways, any angler has his hands full! They are one of the hardest-fighting fish you will find in Georgia or anywhere else for that matter.

You may find a few of these fish a little farther south off of Cumberland Island or a little farther north off of St. Simons. But the concentration of fish will be within about 3 miles of the beaches of Jekyll. Why they choose this particular area is a mystery even to...

Georgia's New State Record Brown Trout
Catching a big fish is awesome, how about if the first fish you catch that day is a new state record? 

Chad Doughty, age 27, of Winder hooked and battled the new state record brown trout for about 45 minutes while fishing from a kayak on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam...

Other Fishing
Target Bowfin, The Bait-Crashing Bullies
Whether you call them bowfin (the American Fisheries Society accepted common name), mudfish, grinnel, cypress bass or the whole host of other monikers, this feisty predator is highly underrated. They have a nasty disposition, a face full of teeth and a penchant for ruining fishing lures. What more could you want? OK, so their flesh has a cottony...

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