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Game Species Daily Limits

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Species

Daily Limit

Exceptions

Bass

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

10

  • Lake Lindsay 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.

Catfish

Channel and/or Flathead

No limit

Crappie

Black and/or White

30

Pickerel

Chain, Grass and/or Redfin

15

Shad

American and/or Hickory

8

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.

Sunfish or Bream

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

50

Bream: See South Carolina Agreement.

Trout

Brook, Rainbow,
and/or Brown trout

8

See Amicalola Creek, Chattahoochee River, Chattooga River, Smithgall Woods, Smith Creek, Toccoa River, and Waters Creek. See the new limits for shared waters of Georgia and South Carolina.

Walleye

8

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