Fri., March 8, 2013 11:02am
The Department of Natural Resources has posted new online guides to Georgia's waterways that include weather forecasts and information on what fish species can be found in each of the state's waterways. The guide also includes technique tips and a boat ramp locator.
Fri., July 27, 2012 7:25am
The Department of Natural Resources' public fishing areas are normally open from sunrise to sunset. But on the first four Fridays in August, two designated fishing areas will be open at night.
Thu., July 26, 2012 2:21pm
The state Board of Natural Resources is set to take over regulation of saltwater fishing in Georgia. State lawmakers gave the board the authority to regulate saltwater fish the same way it does with freshwater species starting January 2013. Until now, the General Assembly has directly controlled rules about some saltwater species.
Thu., May 24, 2012 10:00am
A meeting Thursday will give the public a chance to comment on the upcoming expiration of an agreement between Georgia and South Carolina. It allows anglers to fish on border waters and shorelines with a fishing license from either state.
Tue., October 11, 2011 4:51pm
A coastal-area environmental group and five public agencies have come together to clear up confusion about fish advisories in the Brunswick area. The partnership aims to put in one place the myriad advice fishermen receive about which fish to eat, where to catch them and how much is too much. State officials produce a 60 page book on the topic.
Fri., May 27, 2011 4:51pm
State environmental officials don't want people to fish in the Ogeechee River until they can find out what killed thousands of fish. A massive fish kill late last week stunk up the meandering Southeast Georgia waterway. The state Environmental Protection Division blamed a bacteria not known to harm humans.
Thu., April 28, 2011 3:29pm
Federal fisheries managers have cancelled plans to ban bottom-fishing off Georgia's coast. The plan effectively would have closed many commercial fishing operations in a bid to save the over-fished red snapper. But some fishermen still aren't happy.
Thu., October 7, 2010 2:52pm
Geogia's Go Fish Education Center in opens in Perry. Center focuses on fishing but has strong education component. Center includes aquarium, hatchery and fishing pond.