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Small Lake Profile: Flat Creek PFA
Build a good Public Fishing Area, and the people will come! In 2014, the DNR reported that Flat Creek had more than 40,000 visitors, and that included fishermen, hikers, archers, scout groups and others who just come out to enjoy the scenic location.

Max Wood, the PFA manager, is a 35-year veteran of DNR service, and he keeps the PFA in tip-top shape. However, despite the popularity, the fishing continues to be very good in the PFA. This is because the DNR intensely manages the...

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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...

Seatrout Without The Shrimp
Spotted seatrout are one of the most popular species along the Georgia coast. They are plentiful, excellent table fare and pretty accessible to anglers. Ask almost anyone in southeast Georgia, and they’ll tell you the best way to make them bite is with a live shrimp dangled under a float. The classic “trout rig” has been around forever, and most trout anglers use it. It simply works.

Capt. Bert Deener, of Waycross, is a region supervisor for the WRD fisheries section, and he loves to catch trout. I met him and his fishing buddy Wyatt Crews, 17, at the Crooked River State Park in mid November for a trout trip. As we pulled away from the ramp, I noticed that all of his rods were rigged with artificial baits.

“I bought my last live shrimp for trout in 1995,” Bert said.

And he told the story about getting hooked on artificials, suspended under floats. On a trip in November of that year, he used the artificial rig...

Other Fishing
The 100-Fish Days On The Okefenokee Swamp
How many locations do you fish where it is common to catch more than 100 fish in an outing? How about a four-hour outing? Believe it or not, those are typical numbers when fishing in one of Georgia’s most unique resources, the Okefenokee Swamp. But you cannot show up with baitcasting gear and your favorite plastic worm and do so. The key to...

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