2018 Georgia Fishing Regulations Now Available

Anglers can find all necessary 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

“Any angler that is looking for new places to fish, changes to laws and regulations or other information should begin with this publication,” said Matt Thomas, Chief with the WRD Fisheries Management Section.  “Our biologists and staff do their best to make sure this guide book has the most current and accurate information and anglers can easily access it online, from our Outdoors GA app or in the printed copy.”

View the Georgia State Record Catches for a variety of fish species

Hybrid bass have a gray to blue back with pale sides marked by distinct dark stripes that are broken and often offset. Striped bass differ in having a more elongated body shape, white bass differ in having fainter continuous stripes, yellow bass have distinctly yellow coloration, and white perch lack stripes.
Scientific Name: Morone saxatilis X chrysops
Adult size: 15–27 inches
Distribution: Stocked in many rivers and lakes throughout the state

The 2018 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide provides helpful information, including color fish identification charts for both freshwater and saltwater fish, license purchasing information, contact information for Wildlife Resources Division and Coastal Resources Division fisheries management offices and DNR law enforcement offices, trout stream listings, public fishing area information, state record fish listings, fishing regulations for Georgia and more.

The 2018 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations may be found online at http://www.eregulations.com/georgia/fishing/, or through the Outdoors GA app (free app for iPhone or Android users). Anglers also can pick up a printed copy at any Wildlife Resources Division fisheries management office or DNR law enforcement office or at fishing license vendors throughout Georgia.   Office address listings at http://georgiawildlife.com/about/contact.

The Angler Resources page on the WRD website, http://georgiawildlife.com/fishing/angler-resources, is a great place to start when learning about fishing.  New or experienced anglers can find information about taking kids fishing, reservoir and river fishing tips, fish ID information and much more. Additional resources include the Wildlife Resources Division blog (www.georgiawildlife.wordpress.com), where anglers will find current and “hot” fishing reports for different parts of the state.

For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations, visit http://georgiawildlife.com/regulations.

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