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Bass Fishing in Georgia

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
    (912) 634-1888
  • Armstrong Cricket
    306 Gordon Street, Glennville, GA
    (912) 654-3408
  • 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
    (912) 966-6946
  • Jiffy
    708 Northeast Main Street, Vidalia, GA
    (912) 537-4699
  • Fisherman’s Paradise
    2031 Bemiss Rd # B, Valdosta, GA
    (229) 249-0061
  • Allen’s Country Storehttp
    4277 Washington Rd # D, Evans, GA
    (706) 860-1493
  • Adams Bait Shophttp
     Marye Street, Thunderbolt, GA
    (912) 898-1550
  • Dublin Hunting And Fishing
    1099 North Jefferson Street, Dublin, GA
    (478) 272-8322
  • Larry’s Quick
    1305 1st Street Northeast, Moultrie, GA
    (229) 985-1488
  • Phillips Bait & Tackle
    182 Fitzgerald Highway, Ocilla, GA
    (229) 468-9580

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.

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