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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 texture that turns to mush if not eaten shortly after catching it, but that attitude is hard to beat in freshwater. Plus, the bite is red hot during the...

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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
Potential Seatrout Regs Need More Soak Time If Implemented
Discussions on a potential increase in the minimum-size limit on spotted seatrout that will initially result in fewer fish for the fryer—but over time could greatly improve the quality of these inshore fish—will continue as Georgia’s Fin Fish Advisory Panel (FFAP) gets back together in the first quarter of 2015.

“When you compare and contrast us to other states.... we have the most liberal trout regulations on the Eastern seaboard. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s just a fact,” said Spud Woodward, director for DNR’s Coastal Resources Division.

Georgia’s current seatrout creel limit is 15 trout per angler per day, and trout must measure 13 inches to keep. Spud explained that once trout begin to measure longer than 13 inches, they start to add weight.

“A fish between 14 and 15 inches is roughly 25 percent heavier than a fish between 13 and 14 inches. They start putting on more girth...

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
GIANT Cats Showing Up Everywhere
May is the time to catch a giant catfish!

GON has been tracking down reports of a number of jaw-dropping flatheads and blues in recent weeks, and we are going to showcase those huge catfish in the June issue of the magazine.

One of those giant cats was caught by Will Bernard, of Watkinsville, at Lake Oconee on April...

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