Georgia Bass (Striped) Fishing Charters

Georgia Bass (Striped) Fishing Charters

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Bass (Striped) Fishing in Georgia

Bass (Striped)
  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore, Nearshore

(Morone saxatilis)

In Georgia, Striped Bass fishing is more than a sport, it’s a point of stately pride. For good reason, too! The state of Georgia stocks a large number of Stripers to ensure all anglers get a chance at this gorgeous fish.

Georgia Striper Fishing Spots

You can go for Striped Bass all across the state. Many freshwater rivers and lakes as well as reservoirs are a great home for these prestigious predators. These are just some of the many locations for catching these beasts:

Lake Lanier

This huge mountain lake is one of the best places for fishing Striped Bass in the state and, arguably, the entire Southeast region of the US. During warmer weather the Bass will go after Shad and Blueback Herrings, but when it’s colder they will eat up smaller baitfish, too.

Lake Strom Thurmond (Clarks Hill Lake)

The lake is stocked full of Striped Bass every year, with a very large and healthy Shad and Herring population to keep the Stripers happy and busy.

Lake Richard B. Russell

This is the lake where the current state record for Striped Bass was set. Terry McConnel tied the 1967 record with an absolute monstrosity he took from the water – a 63 lb cow. Anglers should target the deeper waters around the dam and large creek arms.

Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers

If you’re keen on getting some proper river Striper, these rivers offer absolutely fantastic fishing for various species, Striped Bass included. Certain parts of the river are closed for Striper fishing from May 1st through October 31st.

Georgia Striper Fishing Techniques

During warm months Stripers like cooler, deeper waters in the landlocked reservoirs of Georgia. As the weather cools, they’ll move out into the rivers where they can be targeted much more easily. Fighting a massive Striped Bass during winter is considered one of the more prestigious (and intense!) fights a freshwater angler can find her or himself in. Striped Bass like to munch on Threadfin Shad and Blueback Herrings in river canals and around underwater islands. Live bait is a favorite for many anglers, with Minnows, Shad, or Herrings bringing in the biggest catch.


What to bring

What equipment you should bring for Stripers depends on when and where you are targeting them. They can be caught with live baits, flies, lures, jigs, all depending on the waters fished. When they’re deep in lakes, jigs and jigging spoons are the way to go. If they’re in medium or deeper water (but not too deep!) you should use live bait like Shad and Blueback Herrings. You can also troll for them. Make sure to bring larger flashy lures when trolling.


When to go

Striped Bass is one of those fish that can be caught all year long, just caught “more” during certain periods. In the cold months of January and February, most Stripers will slow their metabolism down, so entice them with small live baits. This is the perfect time for fly fishermen. As the weather warms up, the fish pick up in activity and start going after bigger bait. If you want to fish in a T-shirt, you want to target Stripers in May and June, when it’s their prime-time on their “warm” schedule. As the temperatures get lower in the fall, the fishing remains good in deeper lake waters, especially in low-light conditions.

Georgia Bass (Striped) Fishing Seasons

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Bass (Striped) fishing in Georgia doesn't vary throughout the year. High season is January to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Bass (Striped) Fishing in Georgia

Great day on Lake Lanier
Richard B. fished with Spartan Charters Of Georgia on June 13, 2021
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Bring water, sun block, sunglasses, and a hat!
Fishing with Nicholas
April M. fished with Big Fish Charters on June 1, 2021
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Great experience but weather was not cooperative.
Professional and hard working
David B. fished with Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I on May 30, 2021
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Beautiful scenery and great fishing here.
Daniel S. fished with Chatham Inshore Charters on April 30, 2021
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Be patient and enjoy the view. Quality over quantity.
1/2 day morning with Capt. Mike
Anthony T. fished with Captain Matt Starling on April 28, 2021
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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.
Loved this day with Captain Mickey
Alvin C. fished with Mad Gillz Fishing on April 14, 2021
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If you come this time of year, early morning, bring a warm jacket or hoodie. Come with sunglasses, snacks, water, and bring your best attitude. It's lovely. If you are a newbie fisher, depend on Captain Mickey. If you are experienced, discuss with him what you will be allowed to do as far as managing the poles. Plan to spend a wonderful day enjoying the weather and the views. You will see more than fish and depend on Captain Mickey to give you lessons about the area and the wildlife. This was my first time on a boat fishing trip and I can't wait to try again, especially since I didn't have to get my hands dirty: ).
Bill B. fished with Big Fish Heads Guide Service on March 24, 2021
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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.
Half day with captain Len
Preston W. fished with Fish Slayer Fishing Guide on October 16, 2020
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Don’t expect anything.just take what comes