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Fishing in Georgia: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Experience

By    |   Friday, 06 Nov 2015 04:29 PM

Georgia is full of avid anglers, more than 1.1 million of them, taking advantage of the state's 12,000 miles of warm water streams, 4,000 miles of trout streams, and 500,000 acres of fishing impoundments.

Fishing in Georgia is a $2 billion industry. To enhance the experience for its anglers, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has provided a lot of online help and an official mobile application.

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The Georgia DNR packs a lot of helpful information about fishing in Georgia on state lands into an online interactive map on the Georgia DNR website. The site is designed for hunters, boaters, campers, and other users and, for each user group, there's a specialized map.

The fishing map shows more than 140 locations throughout the state. Click on a site icon, and a pop-up box will list the location name, contact phone, and site amenities such as boat ramp, lodging facilities, lakes, and rivers.

Different layers of the interactive map can show all the boat ramps in the state, whether they are Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990-compliant or which ramps are free to use. Other layers show the location of inshore and offshore reefs and sunken vessels.

This section of the Georgia DNR website gives many tips on improving the experience of fishing in Georgia for children. It includes links to a calendar with kid-friendly and family-friendly fishing events, 10 specific places to fish and some generic suggestions, tips on fishing with children, and a "first-fish" certificate to download and print when a child makes their first catch.

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There are 25 Georgia state parks that will loan a rod, reel, and tackle box for the day so people new to fishing can try it out in their waters. Just plan ahead by visiting the Georgia DNR's State Parks & Historic Sites website to see which state parks are participating in the program.

Anglers can improve their odds with a free mobile application from the Georgia DNR's Wildlife Resources Division. It is called the Official Guide for Georgia DNR Wildlife Resource Division App, and features licensing data, state rules and regulations, weather information, and boat ramp locations. The app, from Pocket Ranger, also has maps of public fishing areas and species profiles. For hunters, it has wildlife management areas.

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