Georgia offers a wide variety of freshwater species to fish for, but Bass both Largemouth and Smallmout are a favorite of the local fisherman. Georgia offers a variety of lakes to choose from given its smaller size.
This article will highlight many of the popular bass fishing locations in Georgia as well as offer some useful tips and advice for bass fishing in and around Georgia. Gerogia’s coastline, lakes and ponds make it a very attractive location for fisherman. Some other popular species to try and fish for while in Georgia are Trout, Perch, Bluegill, Crappie, Salmon and Catfish.
Georgia may be known for its Peaches, but Georgia also holds some of the greatest fishing locations in the country.
Popular Bass Fishing Locations in Georgia
Below are a list of lakes and ponds in Georgia that are popular Bass fishing locations.
- Lake Allatoona
- Lake Blackshear
- Blue Ridge Lake
- Lake Burton
- Lake Chatuge
- Lake Eufaula
- Lake Harding
- Lake Hartwell
- Lake Lanier
- Lake Nottely
- Lake Oconee
- Lake Oliver
- Lake Rabum
- Lake Seminole
- Lake Sinclair
- Lake Strom Thurmond
- Lake Weiss
- Lake West Point
Bait Shops in Georgia
- St Simons Island Bait
121 Mallory Street, GA
- Armstrong Cricket
306 Gordon Street, Glennville, GA
- B J’s Sports
7 S Lewis St, Metter, GA
(912) 685-6067 Place page
- Larry’s Bait & Tackle
121 N Coastal Hwy # 25, Port Wentworth, GA
708 Northeast Main Street, Vidalia, GA
- Fisherman’s Paradise
2031 Bemiss Rd # B, Valdosta, GA
- Allen’s Country Storehttp
4277 Washington Rd # D, Evans, GA
- Adams Bait Shophttp
Marye Street, Thunderbolt, GA
- Dublin Hunting And Fishing
1099 North Jefferson Street, Dublin, GA
- Larry’s Quick
1305 1st Street Northeast, Moultrie, GA
- Phillips Bait & Tackle
182 Fitzgerald Highway, Ocilla, GA
General Tips and Advice for Catching Bass
Bass will hide out in areas with natural or man made cover. Look for weed beds, tree limbs that have fallen in the water or large patches of Lilly pads. They are an ambush predator so they will wait in these areas until they spot a meal that swims by.
Early morning or late afternoon’s produce good fishing activity while bass fishing. Overcast days or other days with low light conditions produce good results. A few hours before sunset through a few hours after are the hours that produce best while Bass fishing.
In general the smaller bass’s diet consists more of small insects, whereas the larger adults consume small fish, frogs, salamanders, craw fish ect.
Rooster tails or spinner baits work well in low light days. My advice is to keep to the live bait whenever possible. Skimming a rubber frog over a pond that is covered by Lilly pads produces excellent and exciting results.
Tight lines and good luck Bass fishing in Georgia.