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Catfishing sites across state
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There are great opportunities all over the state for catfish angling, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division.
To help track down the right location to go fishing for “cats,” WRD has put together information on some recommended places to fish, equipment, techniques and more.
There are several kinds of catfish that can be found in the state, including flathead, channel, blue, bullheads and white. Following is a breakdown of some catfish hot spots in Georgia:
• Ocmulgee River: Dominant catfish species are flathead and channel catfish, on both upper and lower portions of this river.
• Altamaha River: Great location for flathead catfish — the current state record flathead catfish (67 lbs. 8 oz.) and the current state record channel catfish (44 lbs. 12 oz.) were caught on this river.
• Satilla River: Excellent fishing available for channel catfish, white catfish and several species of bullheads.
• Southeast Georgia Public Fishing Areas (including Evans Co. Public Fishing Area, Paradise PFA, Hugh M. Gillis PFA and Dodge Co. PFA)
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