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POSTED: April 13, 2008 5:00 a.m.
GAINESVILLE — Despite record drought conditions in Georgia, trout anglers can still anticipate exciting fishing this season.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have been growing trout and increasing the potential for successful harvest. Together, WRD and USFWS plan to stock more than 925,000 trout in Georgia streams, rivers and small lakes by year’s end.
Seasonal trout streams opened yesterday. Popular seasonal streams to check out during the season, which runs through Oct. 31, include Cooper Creek in Union County, Wildcat Creek in Rabun County, Dicks Creek in Lumpkin County and Johns Creek in Floyd County.
For those seeking more county-specific trout fishing information, visit the WRD Web site at www.gofishgeorgia.com where current Georgia fishing regulations, a complete list of stocked streams, a Northeast Georgia fishing guide, and the award-winning Trout Streams of Georgia map are available. Printed copies of the regulations and map are available at all WRD Fisheries Management offices and official fishing license dealers.
Anglers must possess both a current Georgia fishing license and a trout license to fish in designated trout waters and to fish for or possess trout. Licenses can be purchased online and at various sporting good dealers.
The daily limit is eight trout on general regulation trout waters.
For more trout fishing information, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com or call
770-535-5498.
 

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