Wed., May 29, 2013 9:02am
The Evans County Public Fishing Area at Bidd Sands Lake is scheduled to reopen June 1. Officials say a dam at the fishing site was being compromised by tree growth and erosion, and was repaired through tree and stump removal, slope rebuilding and other structural improvements.
Sun., March 24, 2013 2:04pm
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is stocking north Georgia streams with fish to prepare for opening day of trout season this week.
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., November 23, 2012 1:00pm
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has launched a mobile app to help outdoors enthusiasts. The app — called the Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Guide — launched earlier this month.
Wed., November 21, 2012 11:00am
Beginning in January anyone who wants to fish in salt water in Georgia will need to get an additional free permit. The permit is part of an effort by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to collect timely and accurate data from saltwater anglers for use in resource management.
Fri., November 2, 2012 12:00pm
Leaks will force a state-run fishing area near Hawkinsville to close for repairs. Officials at the Department of Natural Resources said they are planning to close the Ocmulgee fishing area Nov. 7 to make preparations for repair work.
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.
Fri., June 29, 2012 9:11am
Fishing limits and regulations are about to change for rivers and lakes shared by Georgia and South Carolina. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the revised rules will take effect Sunday when the calendar turns to July. Georgia and South Carolina have an agreement to allow anglers to fish in border waters with a license from either state. The terms needed to change because South Carolina recently revised its fishing law.
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.
Wed., April 4, 2012 9:30am
Georgia officials are kicking off a five-month fishing tournament. Anglers have until Oct. 1 to catch tagged bream in any four of the designated fishing areas and turn in those fish for a prize.