Any lure which is made completely of natural or colored wood, cork, feathers, hair, rubber, metal, plastic, tinsel, styrofoam, sponge, string, or any combination of such materials, in imitation of or as a substitute for natural bait. This does not include any item sprayed with or containing scented or chemical attractants.
The number of fish that may be taken, caught, or killed during any one day.
Catching, capturing, taking, or killing fish, mussels and all seafood and includes all lesser acts such as attempting to catch, capture, or kill by any device or method and directly assisting any person in catching or attempting to catch fish or seafood.
All persons living in one household under one head of household and bearing a blood or dependent relationship to the head of household.
Public Fishing Area
Designated areas owned and/or operated by the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, Fisheries Section for the primary purpose of fishing and are open to the public. These are listed in Public Fishing Areas.
Resident means any person who has been domiciled within the state of Georgia for a period of at least three (3) months (declared Georgia their state of legal residence as shown by a GA driver’s license or GA ID with a Georgia address). Residents include full-time military personnel on active duty who list Georgia as their home of record in their official military files or who are stationed at a military base located in Georgia and the dependents of such military personnel. Residents also include out-of-state college students living in Georgia. Students may use a current Georgia student ID as documentation.
Report Fish Kills
Help protect our valuable fish resources. Report fish kills as quickly as possible.
(24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Help Stop the Spread of
Aquatic Nuisance Species
Don’t release live bait fish, or move live fish, aquatic plants, or mussels!
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.