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Georgia is known for its incredible freshwater fisheries and some vastly underestimated saltwater ones, too. With over 4,000 miles of streams, countless lakes and rivers, and 100 miles of Atlantic coastline, hopping aboard a Georgia fishing charter is an adventure. You’ll get a warm welcome both on and off the water in the “Peach State!”

Let’s kick it off with freshwater fishing. You’ll find several species of Black Bass in Georgia’s waters, including Largemouth, Smallmouth, Redeye, and Shoal. There’s also incredible Spotted and Striped Bass action. If it’s table fare you’re after, Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout make for excellent targets in the streams. And if that wasn’t enough, try targeting Walleye, Crappie, Bream, and Catfish.

In the saltwater marshes and inshore Atlantic waters, you can count on an abundance of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and even Tarpon! Head to the reefs and wrecks for delicious Red Snapper and Black Seabass, or into even deeper waters for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and a variety of Tuna.

Those who only have a few hours to spend on the water will have a great time targeting freshwater fish or inshore saltwater targets. For record-breakers, however, set aside a full day. The productive bottom and offshore fishing grounds are 20–60 miles offshore, so a full or extended full day on the water is necessary.

You’ll find charters across the state. If you’re saltwater fishing, Savannah and Jekyll Island are excellent starting points. To target Trout, explore the Blue Ridge area. For Bass and Walleye, Lake Lanier and Lake Seminole are renowned fisheries.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers over the age of 16 will need to purchase a fishing license before hopping aboard a charter. Your captain will keep you informed of all regulations related to open seasons and bag limits.

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January

While the weather may be unfriendly, the Redfish bite around the Golden Isles will keep your blood pumping throughout the cold! Lake Seminole will warm your heart with its exciting and productive Bass fishing. 

February

Lake Lanier is a popular winter destination due to the Striped Bass bite, which is really good during the cold months. You can also find Crappies here and in other lakes near the marinas and other larger structures. 

March

Largemouth Bass and Crappies can be caught in shallower waters on warmer days. For saltwater anglers the main target will be the Whiting, while Flounder starts creeping in during this month. 

April

Clarks Hill Lake sees Crappies moving in during early April and late March. The Bass move into spawning pockets during April, they can be caught with a variety of different baits. 

May

Tripletail starts to move in the waters of Jekyll Island in May. Other saltwater fishing is picking up speed really quickly during this month – you can expect to go inshore for some reel-screaming action!

June

If you’re a Tarpon fanatic this is the month you should be in Georgia, St. Simons and Jekyll islands have been hubs of Tarpon action in the past several years. Blacktip Sharks are a popular target in June as well. 

July

The Tarpon are moving into coastal rivers and inlets during this month, they can be seen rolling and feeding on the surface. Flathead Catfish can also be caught in holes on outside bends of the Altamaha River.

August

Blue Catfish are mostly targeted during August, with the state record (over 80 lbs) Catfish caught in August. They’ll go for live Bream or cut Shad, if you present it near the bottom. You can also go after Carp at Clarks Hill Lake. 

September

Bull Redfish are moving in the sounds during September, the perfect time to go after that trophy fish! You can catch Flounders even from piers, as well as Whitings. Spotted Seatrouts and Tarpon are kicking in in greater numbers too.

October

Tarpon are moving out this month, hurry up if you’re looking to tick one off of your catch list. Time to go for trophy Brown Trouts in the Chattahoochee River. Bass, Catfish, and Crappies are all popular targets to go after.

November

If you’ve got some ice in your veins you can go wading down the Toccoa River for the gorgeous Rainbow Trout. Spotted Seatrouts bite really well during November, but that also depends on the weather.

December

Bass fishing is the name of the game in December, just know that bait choice is crucial during this period – you find the right bait and you’ll have a much easier time with the fish. Look for schools of baitfish to tip you off where to target. 

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You just have to move around and have a fish finder to make sure you are on the schools.
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You just have to move around and have a fish finder to make sure you are on the schools.
Shelly  N.
Shelly N. Duluth, Georgia
The weather can be variable as far as rain is concerned. So be sure to bring appropriate raingear. A ponch is lightweight and easy to carry. Also check with your guide to see what fish are biting in October. We were successful fishing for redfish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The weather can be variable as far as rain is concerned. So be sure to bring appropriate raingear. A ponch is lightweight and easy to carry. Also check with your guide to see what fish are biting in October. We were successful fishing for redfish.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Hiram, GA
Dont waste your time trying to figure out the lake. Get a guide on a charter.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dont waste your time trying to figure out the lake. Get a guide on a charter.
John  M.
John M. United States
Girls, wear your swimsuit bottoms when there is no bathroom on the ship! I wore Jean shorts and had no reasonable way to go potty for the entire time! ?
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Girls, wear your swimsuit bottoms when there is no bathroom on the ship! I wore Jean shorts and had no reasonable way to go potty for the entire time! ?
Deb  T.
Deb T. Rogers, AR
Shades, a good hat, and sun screen along with a great attitude and remember that even when they are not hitting, it is better than a day in the office.
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Shades, a good hat, and sun screen along with a great attitude and remember that even when they are not hitting, it is better than a day in the office.
Anthony  T.
Anthony T. Savannah, GA
Do your research. Do not expect the impossible. Most of all come prepared to have a good time on the water.
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Do your research. Do not expect the impossible. Most of all come prepared to have a good time on the water.
Bill  B.
Bill B. Lyman, SC
Bring a big cooler... we caught 17 fish but had to release a few because we ran out of cooler space!!!
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Bring a big cooler... we caught 17 fish but had to release a few because we ran out of cooler space!!!
Joann  S.
Joann S. Decatur, Georgia
Go with Big Fish Charters and make sure to let Captain Nicholas what you are wanting because he will do everything he can to make it happen.
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Go with Big Fish Charters and make sure to let Captain Nicholas what you are wanting because he will do everything he can to make it happen.
Charles  H.
Charles H. San Juan
Call Big Fish Charter. Captain Nick and his First mate Cameron gave us and the children a great experience for our first time fishing in Tybee Island.
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Call Big Fish Charter. Captain Nick and his First mate Cameron gave us and the children a great experience for our first time fishing in Tybee Island.
Kevin  J.
Kevin J. Savannah, GA
Check in with Anglers 1 in advance. These guys are really good and will book up quickly.
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Check in with Anglers 1 in advance. These guys are really good and will book up quickly.
Belinda  H.
Belinda H. Brunswick, GA
If fishing from a boat get maps and information on the rivers and sounds in the area
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If fishing from a boat get maps and information on the rivers and sounds in the area
Dominick  C.
Dominick C. Jacksonville, FL
Go out during the time of year that the fish you want to catch are biting.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go out during the time of year that the fish you want to catch are biting.
Guy  B.
Guy B. Cumming, Georgia
Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Worth every penny to have an experienced guide. The float trip was so much nicer than just a wade trip.
Elecia  E.
Elecia E. United States
Look up Cap. Ken. Dont go out looking for one type of fish. Just go out looking to catch anything biting and have a good time!
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Look up Cap. Ken. Dont go out looking for one type of fish. Just go out looking to catch anything biting and have a good time!
Justin  H.
Justin H. San Juan
Sunscreen. And to not try and specifically target a single species. To many options and variables just go and have fun. A bad day on the water is still a great day
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Sunscreen. And to not try and specifically target a single species. To many options and variables just go and have fun. A bad day on the water is still a great day
Chris  J.
Chris J. Alexandria, Kentucky
I would start with a guided outing to learn where the fish are and what the fish a biting. When you see it with your own eyes, it is different than reading about it on the internet.
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I would start with a guided outing to learn where the fish are and what the fish a biting. When you see it with your own eyes, it is different than reading about it on the internet.
Frank  W.
Frank W. Gainesville, FL
We had a blast . The crew was awsome .I highly recommend captain Andy and crew to anyone
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We had a blast . The crew was awsome .I highly recommend captain Andy and crew to anyone
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Cochran, Georgia
Yes. With a patient Captain like Captain Ken and some good weather, you can't go wrong.
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Yes. With a patient Captain like Captain Ken and some good weather, you can't go wrong.
Keona  F.
Keona F. United States
Bring your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses! It's hot out on the water all day. Make sure you take a camera, because you want to be able to capture the fish and wildlife you'll see. We seen sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and stingrays.
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Bring your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses! It's hot out on the water all day. Make sure you take a camera, because you want to be able to capture the fish and wildlife you'll see. We seen sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and stingrays.
Eric  K.
Eric K. Bucyrus, OH
Fishing is fishing, you never know what's going to bite on a specific day. We targeted Reds, Black Drum, Speckled Trout and Whiting. Only the Whiting would bite that day but we caught plenty of them. Don't be disappointed or mad at the captain if you didn't catch what you think you should have caught. It's fishing, if you understand that, you'll have a great time on the water.
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Fishing is fishing, you never know what's going to bite on a specific day. We targeted Reds, Black Drum, Speckled Trout and Whiting. Only the Whiting would bite that day but we caught plenty of them. Don't be disappointed or mad at the captain if you didn't catch what you think you should have caught. It's fishing, if you understand that, you'll have a great time on the water.
Alan  W.
Alan W. Detroit, MI

Mad Gillz Fishing
Mad Gillz Fishing
Fishing charter in Cumming
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 111 reviews
If you want to not only have fun fishing, but also learn about how to fish and how the fish move, you HAVE to go out with Captain Mickey. We caught a few really nice spotted bass, but more than that enjoyed the time as a family (4 of us). The captain worked every possible method to ensure we had the maximum "bites" and the day flew by. We'll do this again.
Shelly  N.
Shelly N. Duluth, Georgia
Beck N Call Fishing Guide Service
Beck N Call Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oakwood
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Capt Bill is terrific, couldn't ask for a better Captain. Unfortunately, we picked a day when the fish were too full after their Thanksgiving Day. I'd definitely go in May. It was pretty cold, even with the great gear Capt Bill lent us.
Gary  C.
Gary C. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
A great day was had by our family of four. Captain Tim did an awesome job and we highly recommend him for a family adventure. It was fun and the time flew-we caught lots of fish but only kept what we could eat that night for dinner.
Norice  R.
Norice R. Sheridan, MI
No Excuses Striper Fishing On Lake Lanier
No Excuses Striper Fishing On Lake Lanier
Fishing charter in Gainesville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
We enjoyed this trip. It was cold but our Capt worked very hard to make our experience a success.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Richmond, KY
Big Fish Charters
Big Fish Charters
Fishing charter in Tybee Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 137 reviews
Caught a lot of fish! Captain and first mate were very knowledgeable and we had a great time! Would use this charter again!
Jill  B.
Jill B. Manteno, IL
Stellar Charters
Stellar Charters
Fishing charter in Midway
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
I went solo fishing and had a tremendous experience. Cap Hector makes sure you get what you need
Giancarlo  M.
Giancarlo M. Alpharetta, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fish Slayer Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Ellijay
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 35 reviews
My father and I chartered a half day with Captain Len. I managed to catch a 18 pound 34 inch Striper Bass and we also caught 4 hefty green spotted bass. Captain Len’s boat was well equipped and he took us to two different fishing spots. All in all it was a great day - highly recommended!
Sasha  L.
Sasha L. Atlanta, Georgia
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fish Slayer Fishing – Lake Blue Ridge
Fishing charter in Morganton
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 53 reviews
We had such a great time on our half day on the lake. The guide was so knowledgeable and very welcoming. Towards the end of the trip, he felt like more a part of the group rather than being someone we hired to take us out. We would definitely book again in the future!
Stephanie  C.
Stephanie C. Blue Ridge, Georgia
Flight Risk Charters LLC
Flight Risk Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Savannah
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Great afternoon on the water. Captain Norvin asked us what our goals for the day were and delivered on all fronts. He made sure to keep it active enough for the kids. Equipment, knowledge of the area, personality. Aces across the board. Would highly recommend.
Jonathan  S.
Jonathan S. Kingsland, GA
Mad Gillz Fishing
Mad Gillz Fishing
Fishing charter in Cumming
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 111 reviews
It was a wonderful fishing trip. Captain Mickey is very friendly and helpful. We look forward to a future trip with him again.
Frank  H.
Frank H. Duluth, GA
Captain Andy's Fishing Charters
Captain Andy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Savannah
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
He basically told us what he hoped would happen and it did. Once we got on the fish, he stayed busy telling us where to cast and baiting poles. We probably caught 40-50 fish. I need up with ten keeper sea trout and two red fish. Captain Andy had a great attitude and work ethic. We weren’t disappointed and this wasn’t our first rodeo. Five stars!
Tyler  B.
Tyler B. Ringgold, GA
Tightlines Inshore Fishing Charters
Tightlines Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Savannah
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 122 reviews
well Sean not very good judge of someone's age (-: but he took us up the bull river to some really nice places and put us on bunch of trout, had great time joking the rest of day about age comments so it was total blast, nice, relaxing great scenery with my wife and great friends.
Mark  P.
Mark P. Melbourne Beach, FL
Beck N Call Fishing Guide Service
Beck N Call Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oakwood
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Bill did a great job of making us feel important and like we were life long friends enjoying a great day of fishing...Well worth it!!
A  R.  M.
A R. M. Bainbridge, GA
River Fishing Adventure – Lake Allatoona
River Fishing Adventure – Lake Allatoona
Fishing charter in Acworth
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Great day on the waters!!! Family had an amazing time, Marty put us on fish immediately!!! We will be booking on a regular with him and look forward to amazing memories un the future! Thank you so much for this experience Marty!
David  W.
David W. Powder Springs, GA
Southern Coast Outfitters
Southern Coast Outfitters
Fishing charter in Brunswick
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
Great day with friends. Captain Harrison rocked it for us. So fun! Must do again soon except in warmer weather!!
Kerry  S.
Kerry S. Warner Robins, GA
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
We had a great time fishing with Captain Tim! He was extremely friendly & knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Megan  J.
Megan J. Sioux Falls, SD
Tightlines Inshore Fishing Charters
Tightlines Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Savannah
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 122 reviews
Had a great time catching fish with Captain Sean. He was very helpful, patient and informative. Can’t wait to do it again.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Savannah, Georgia
Carter's Charters
Carter's Charters
Fishing charter in Flowery Branch
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
We had great time with our fishing guide Jim on October 30, 2021. He was very friendly and engaged in conversation. The weather was a little chilly, but perfect for fishing. We caught great fish, and we chose to keep our capture. Would and will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good fishing half day trip. Thanks, Jim, for this amazing experience!
Aura  B.
Aura B. Lawrenceville, GA
Flight Risk Charters LLC
Flight Risk Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Savannah
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Couldnt ask for a better day fishing despite extremely windy conditions. Capt worked to keep us on fish. Just like fishing with old friends. Can not recommend enough. Will be back!
Logan  B.
Logan B. Orlando, Florida
Captain Andy's Fishing Charters
Captain Andy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Savannah
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
Knowledgeable captain who works hard to get you on fish and is very personable nothing but a positive experience highly recommend
Tyler  Z.
Tyler Z. Carroll, OH

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Georgia

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Georgia costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $444, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $674. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Georgia is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Mad Gillz Fishing, Beck N Call Fishing Guide Service, and Stellar Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Georgia. Full list of top fishing charters in Georgia.

Mad Gillz Fishing, Beck N Call Fishing Guide Service, and Stellar Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Georgia.

The best way to experience fishing in Georgia is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Georgia.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Bass (Striped), and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Bass fishing is the name of the game in December, just know that bait choice is crucial during this period – you find the right bait and you’ll have a much easier time with the fish. Look for schools of baitfish to tip you off where to target.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Georgia.