Go Fishing in Georgia


June 18 is Go Fishing Day and it’s the perfect excuse to take off to the river, lake or ocean to engage in your favorite sport. And, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll even bring dinner home! Before you load up your vehicle with all of your fishing gear, be sure you’ve had it serviced at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia, especially if you are heading out to a favorite spot that is rather remote.


For those who are newer to the sport, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie, bluegill, bream, rainbow trout, brook trout, walleye and several other species. The eastern part of the state features 80 lakes, 1,358 rivers and streams, 1,517 reservoirs and an additional 1,200 other places.

Popular Fishing Spots near Newnan

Chandler’s Creek and Chandler’s Lake Dam, Cole Lake and Cole Lake Dam, East Newnan Lake and East Newnan Lake Dam, Cox Lake, Lake Amlajack and the Lake Amlajack Dam, Lake Camlon and several more areas are close enough so that you can get there in less than a half hour; and all of them offer fishing.


Be sure you have the right equipment for the type of fishing you want to do. If you have a fly fishing rig, you’ll need flies – and you’ll want a body of water that is cooler, so a great stream that stays below about 65 degrees is perfect for fly fishing for trout. You may have to head up into the mountains to find a great trout stream.

Know the average weight of the fish you are fishing for. You don’t want to hook a 20-pound catfish when you have a light line used for smaller bass or you’ll lose dinner back to the lake, not to mention your tackle.

If you are going out in a boat, be sure you have a life jacket for everyone, especially kids. Even if the children can swim, they should be wearing life jackets. And, if the adults can’t swim, they should definitely wear life jackets.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive a new vehicle or give our Chevy service department a call to schedule maintenance for your current vehicle.

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