Atlanta Fishing



Top Atlanta Fishing Spots

  1. Bald Ridge Hump
    1/13/2017 7:36:10 PM - Good hump off the point that had ledges on either side. Good Striped bass area.


  2. Kellogg Creek
    3/20/2016 7:37:03 PM -


  3. Proctors Landing
    3/20/2016 7:37:09 PM -


  4. Fish Attractor 39
    2/18/2016 3:04:30 AM -


  5. Rocky Point
    3/7/2021 2:31:27 PM -


  6. BUFORD DAM - LAKE SIDNEY LANIER
    4/22/2011 11:49:19 PM -
    BUFORD DAM - LAKE SIDNEY LANIER Recreation Project


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  7. Lake Acworth Dam
    3/20/2016 7:37:08 PM -


  8. Fish Attractor 58
    2/18/2016 3:04:32 AM -


  9. Reef Piling
    3/20/2016 7:45:56 PM - Reef Piling


  10. Fish Attractor 54
    2/18/2016 3:04:31 AM -



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Atlanta Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Atlanta, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bluegill

  2. Bluegill

    There is a 18.28% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 51 Bluegill counted.


  3. Largemouth Bass

  4. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 12.9% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 36 Largemouth Bass counted.


  5. Redbreast Sunfish

  6. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 10.04% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 28 Redbreast Sunfish counted.


  7. Channel Catfish

  8. Channel Catfish

    There is a 8.6% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 24 Channel Catfish counted.


  9. Spotted Bass

  10. Spotted Bass

    There is a 7.17% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 20 Spotted Bass counted.


  11. Common Carp

  12. Common Carp

    There is a 6.81% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 19 Common Carp counted.


  13. Black Crappie

  14. Black Crappie

    There is a 6.45% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 18 Black Crappie counted.


  15. Gizzard Shad

  16. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 5.73% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 16 Gizzard Shad counted.


  17. White Bass

  18. White Bass

    There is a 5.02% catch rate for White Bass, based on 14 White Bass counted.


  19. Green Sunfish

  20. Green Sunfish

    There is a 4.66% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 13 Green Sunfish counted.


Recommedations above based on 16 species of fish and 279 fish counted for September around Atlanta.

To date, there are 28 species of fish and a total of 2333 fish counted for Atlanta and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 7/14/1932 (90 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 7:05:42 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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