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State-Record : 20.88-lb. Brown Trout

World-Record : 15-ft. 1,000-lb. Gator

Jackson Bass Mapped For September
The cooler mornings we had in mid August, with temperatures only in the upper 60s, gave bass fishermen hope that September fishing would be better than normal. Early in the month, bass fishing can be tough. But even under tough conditions, the spotted bass at Lake Jackson will bite, and you can catch some good largemouth, too.

Jackson is a very old Georgia Power Co. lake built in 1910. Its shoreline is lined with docks, rocky banks and points. Although most of the deeper structure...

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Bass
About the only issue with May fishing is the bass are biting so good on all the lakes you just can’t decide where to go. Choose Allatoona if you want to have fun catching bass after bass on most...

July is not a favorite month for most bass fishermen. Water and air temperatures are hot, and that makes most bass move deep. Fishing can be a sweaty frustration during the day, and many anlgers just...

All bass fishermen dream of April, when the bass are shallow and biting. The fish are in all stages from prespawn to postspawn, and add the shad spawn this month for some incredible fishing early in...

Saltwater
Summer Sharks In The Marsh
Brooks Good has two passions, one is fishing and the other is teaching kids about the outdoors. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Brooks started a career at the Georgia DNR as a fisheries biologist. Following more than a decade of service to the state, Brooks gave up that career to follow his passions. He began a business as a fishing guide and created Coastal Outdoor Adventures in 2008, which focuses on family trips and educating kids about the outdoors. And, since he has been fishing the area for most of his life, he knows the fishery well.

GON Editor Brad Gill and his daughter Rileigh joined me and my granddaughter Madison Gudger, of Dallas, for a day on the water with Brooks. Our target was sharks!

“The estuaries that wind through the marsh around St. Simons Island provide a wealth of life and great angling opportunities for kids and families,” said Brooks. “One of the most prolific species is...

Trout
Scary Incident For Trout Fisherman On The Hooch
So I’m pretty embarrassed about this, but I feel like I should share it as a cautionary tale. You can never be too careful, even when the conditions are perfect...

My day started around 6 a.m. when I headed up to Island Ford on the Hooch. I haven’t gotten to get in the...

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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