The Different Types of Georgia Fishing Spots

September 27th, 2016 by

Let's go fishing.

Here at Butler Auto Group, many of us have memories of fishing with our families growing up, and we’re glad that so many people have passed those traditions down to their children over the years. The fact is, fishing is a Georgia institution, and we’ve got some of the best and most diverse kinds of fishing available right here in our state. Take a look at some of the different kinds of fishing you can do throughout our state, and then prepare the tackle box so you can get out there and cast.


stream-014Trout fishing is an art form all its own, a craft that has been passed down through generations of outdoorsman. Luckily for folks in Georgia, there are a number of different places you can go to enjoy outstanding trout fishing, many of which are located in Northeast Georgia’s mountains. Two of the best options out there, though—particularly for trout anglers with a lot of experience—are:

  • Dukes Creek: Located near Helen, Dukes creek is a special spot to see some of Georgia’s most beautiful natural landscapes while enjoying some excellent trout fishing. Dukes Creek and the tributaries of Dukes Creek are open by reservation only, but you can trout fish all year long there.
  • Waters Creek: Waters Creek is located in the unforgettable Chestatee Wildlife Management area near Dahlonega. This is another great spot to enjoy Georgia’s natural beauty and some great trout fishing. It’s open for angling three days a week during trout season.


Those who would rather cast a line and enjoy some relaxation might like to go out for some lake fishing. Georgia has plenty of options in that department as well, including:

  • Clark Hills Lake: Georgia’s largest reservoir, Clark Hills Lake is home two three of Georgia’s most treasures state parks, where you can enjoy great fishing—particularly if you’re looking for hybrid bass and stripers.
  • Lake Altoona: Looking for striped, spotted, or largemouth bass? How about some crappie? Lake Altoona has it all, including fish that weigh up to 25 pounds.

Coastal Waters

wsci_01_img0106If you’re more of a saltwater seafood connoisseur, then you’ll want to head for coastal waters. Luckily, Georgia has plenty of reefs where you’ll be able to find everything from sea bass and red snapper to grouper and amberjack. Looking to dig up some shellfish? Local marshlands have plenty of oysters and clams available as well.

Reel in the Perfect Vehicle for Fishing

If you’re planning on going out fishing, then you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got the right kind of automobile for the job. Butler Auto Group has a vast lineup of models that would be perfect for fishing, including a range of trucks and SUVs. Stop into any of our dealerships today to find out more and take any of our vehicles on a tour or test drive.

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