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Game Species Daily Limits

Fishing Regulations Icon Georgia Fishing

(See Public Fishing Areas for special limits on Public Fishing Areas.)


Daily Limit



Largemouth, Redeye (Coosa),
Shoal, Smallmouth, Spotted,
and/or Suwannee bass


  • Lake Grace (Wayne Co.) — Only one bass may be greater than 22 inches.
  • 14 inch minimum length limit for largemouth bass from Lake Oconee.
  • 12 inch minimum length limit for largemouth bass from the Ocmulgee River
    (Macon’s Spring Street bridge crossing to confluence with Oconee River).
  • 15 inch minimum length limit for shoal bass from the Flint River and its tributaries upstream of Warwick Dam.


Channel and/or Flathead

No limit


Black and/or White



Chain, Grass and/or Redfin



American and/or Hickory


Striped Bass,
White Bass
and/or Hybrid
White-Striped Bass

15, only two of which can be 22 inches or longer.

  • Limit taken from the North Newport River, Medway River including Mount Hope Creek, Little Ogeechee River, Ogeechee River, Oconee River downstream of GA Hwy 22 in Milledgeville, Ocmulgee River downstream of the GA Hwy 96 bridge between Houston and Twiggs counties, Altamaha River, St. Mary’s River, Satilla River, and the tributaries to these river sections; and from saltwater is a two fish limit, both of which must be 22 inches in length or longer.
  • Limit taken from the Savannah River and its tributaries downstream of J. Strom Thurmond Dam is a two fish limit, both of which must be 27 inches in length or longer.
  • Limit taken from Lake Richard B. Russell from the Russell Dam to Lake Hartwell Dam and Lake Secession Dam, all tributaries to Lake Richard B. Russell is two (2) striped bass per day, only one (1) of which can exceed 34 inches in length.
  • See the Fishing Regulations for shared waters for Georgia and South Carolina on Agreements With Bordering States.

Sunfish or Bream

Bluegill, Flier, Redbreast, Redear,
Rock bass, Spotted sunfish,
Warmouth and/or Shadow bass


Bream: See South Carolina Agreement on Agreements With Bordering States.


Brook, Rainbow,
and/or Brown trout


See Amicalola Creek, Chattahoochee River, Chattooga River, Smithgall Woods, Smith Creek, Toccoa River, and Waters Creek on Trout Streams Destinations by County. See the new limits for shared waters of Georgia and South Carolina on Agreements With Bordering States.



Limit on Blue Ridge Reservoir is 15.

Sturgeon – May not be taken in fresh or saltwater in Georgia.