Lake Oconee Fishing

Lake Oconee Fishing

Lake Oconee is a 19,071-acre lake in Georgia that was created upon completion of the Wallace Dam in 1979. It has 374 miles of shoreline and runs through three counties. Before the reservoir was created, archaeologists detected 3,000 sites here. It would take them until around 2050 to excavate all of them, so construction of the lake couldn't be put off. Archaeologists continue to gradually excavate sites in the lake with artifacts from as much as 10,000 years ago being discovered.

Common catches during Lake Oconee fishing are largemouth bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, striped bass and black crappie. The largest fish caught at Oconee Lake was a 69-pound, seven-ounce blue catfish on September 16, 2016. Another record catch was a 51-pound, 12-ounce flathead catfish on May 11, 2020. Lake Oconee fishing is productive for both offshore and inshore fishing. Other types of fish you can catch here include redbreast sunfish, white crappie, bluegill and white bass.

Because Lake Oconee helps provide power for residents in the area, there is a current through the water. This current encourages fish to be more active. You can catch bass during any season at Lake Oconee. If you're after white bass in particular, March and April are the best months because the white bass are spawning. Summer is the best season for targeting catfish at the lake. If you visit during winter, you are most likely catches are black crappie, striped bass and largemouth bass.

Top Lake Oconee Fishing Spots

  1. Oconee Ridge
    4/14/2016 12:39:58 AM - This middle lake ridge runs from the North to the South with this point in the middle. 

  2. Fish Attractor WPT217
    2/18/2016 3:05:00 AM -

  3. Fish Attractor WPT218
    2/18/2016 3:05:00 AM -

  4. Sugar Creek Marina Boat Ramp
    4/13/2016 9:31:16 PM - Sugar Creek Marina Boat Ramp

  5. Blow Through
    4/14/2016 12:32:17 AM - Blow Through

  6. Island Tree
    4/13/2016 10:19:41 PM - Good tree in water that holds crappie and bass.

  7. Oconee Island Ledge
    4/14/2016 12:37:57 AM - Good deep water ledge off the end of this island that will hold bass.

  8. Submerged Bridge
    4/14/2016 12:21:53 AM - Submerged Bridge

  9. Fish Attractor WPT212
    2/18/2016 3:05:00 AM -

  10. Boat Ramp
    4/14/2016 12:18:04 AM - Boat Ramp

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Lake Oconee Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Oconee, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Striped Bass

  2. Striped Bass

    There is a 100% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 1 Striped Bass counted.

Recommedations above based on 1 species of fish and 1 fish counted for May around Lake Oconee.

To date, there are 7 species of fish and a total of 27 fish counted for Lake Oconee and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

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 1939..

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Latest Lake Oconee Fishing Reports

  • Georgia Fishing Report: May 20 2022
    5/20/2022 12:41:49 PM - Best to get on out there and get some fishing in today or tomorrow cause it looks like several rainy days starting Sunday and through next week. NEWS TO KNOW National Fishing

  • Georgia Fishing Report: May 13 2022
    5/13/2022 12:53:51 PM - We know the fishing is really good right now but if you are out camping and fishing this Friday the 13th and you see a guy wearing a hockey mask lurking around…best bet is to

  • Lake Oconee Fishing Report May 9 2022
    5/9/2022 1:11:56 AM - Great morning with Vermonts very own Nate and Jim boated 13 huge hybes in just a morning trip. Call now to get your very own hybronies!! By Lake Oconee Fishing Guide Doug Nel

  • Georgia Fishing Report: May 6 2022
    5/6/2022 12:50:55 PM - What are you getting mom for Mother’s Day? Flowers? Chocolates? Let’s get real – is that what she really wants? I say plan a fun fishing trip instead! Whether she is an experi

  • Georgia Fishing Report: April 29 2022
    4/29/2022 1:19:49 PM - You don’t typically think of fire when you think of fishing…but we just want to say that fishing is on FIRE right now. Get your pole and get outdoors! NEWS TO KNOW: Kids Fishi

  • Lake Oconee Fishing Report April 27 2022
    4/27/2022 12:59:23 AM - Steve from California and Lance from Oconee landed some very nice Stripers this morning. The upcoming warmer months brings these fish into school patterns which normally last

  • Georgia Fishing Report: April 22 2022
    4/22/2022 2:32:07 PM - Today April 22 is Earth Day a time set aside to celebrate the Earth learn about the environment and promote conservation. As anglers you have a head start as good Earth Day ci

  • Georgia Fishing Report: April 8 2022
    4/8/2022 10:24:38 AM - Spring is springing…and that means you need to “spring” or even sprint to the water to take advantage of the excellent fishing conditions on most waters in the state. Almost a

  • Georgia Fishing Report: April 1 2022
    4/1/2022 12:52:41 PM - Largemouth Bass World Record Broken Right Here in Georgia!* You already know what I am gonna say…April Fools*. Sorry. But can you IMAGINE the excitement if it did happen! Be s

  • Lake Oconee Fishing Report April 1 2022
    4/1/2022 12:49:16 AM - Max and Lucas from Los Angeles had a blast working the striped bass over this weekend. Mom and Dad..(and Capt Doug) had a blast watching the whole thing. The stripers are jig

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Top Lake Oconee Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Lake Oconee Fishing Guides
    Lake Oconee Fishing Guide John Duvall was born and raised on Lake Oconee. He is a very knowledgeable and passionate about Lake Oconee fishing.

  2. Oconee On The Fly
    Anyone who wants to have an incredible day fishing with Captain Wayne won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to catch fish and have a wonderful experience with an amazing individual. He’s very knowledgeable about fly fishin

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Top Lake Oconee Marinas

  1. Fish Tale Marina
    Fish Tale Marina is open seven days a week and offers dry stack storage for boats up to 30 feet as well as trailer storage. Our gas dock is centrally located and our trained service department staff can handle any job, from minor repairs to full main

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Oconee Ridge
This middle lake ridge runs from the North to the South with this point in the middle. 
Oconee Island Ledge
Good deep water ledge off the end of this island that will hold bass.
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Good spot for bass with close proximity to deeper water.
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