Here is to hoping you are ready for the new year with lots of planned fishing trips! Anglers can find the new 2015 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Whether you want to find great places to fish or are just seeking guidance on laws and regulations, the 2015 Guide can provide you with information,” explains John Biagi, fisheries management chief. “We suggest that all anglers, new and experienced, take a look at the publication each year before casting a line.”
The 2015 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 and complete fishing regulations for Georgia.
You may view, download and print the guide at www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing/regulations . 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 www.georgiawildlife.com/OfficeContact.
New information highlighted in this year’s guide includes:
- 14-inch minimum length limit for largemouth bass from Lake Oconee.
- 12-inch minimum length limit for largemouth bass from the Ocmulgee River (Macon’s Spring Street bridge crossing to confluence with Oconee River).
- 15-inch minimum length limit for shoal bass from the Flint River and its tributaries upstream of Warwick Dam.
For more information about Georgia’s fishing regulations or for information about where and when to go fishing, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing. The website 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, where anglers will find fishing reports for different parts of the state. Go Fish Georgia!