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Northern pike

All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel and longnose gar in GA.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish. Many of the major lakes across the state, including Lake Allatoona, Banks Lake, Blue Ridge Lake, Carters Lake, Chatuge Lake, Hartwell Lake, J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Lake Blackshear, Lake Jackson, Lake Seminole, Lake Sidney Lanier, Nottely Lake, Oconee Lake, Richard B Russell Lake, Walter F George - Eufaula and West Point Lake are home to these other fish species.

Other Species in GA

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 16 lbs 3 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 9 lbs 6 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 30 lbs 13 oz

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Georgia Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught in the Suwannee River.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Homerville.

The state record longnose gar was caught from Lake Lanier.

For info about local sauger fishing, visit the GA walleye page.

 

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