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

  7. Fish Attractor
    4/13/2016 11:04:49 PM - Fish Attractor

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

  9. Wallace Point
    4/14/2016 12:35:57 AM - Good spot for bass with close proximity to deeper water.

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

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Lake Oconee Fishing Forecast

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. Largemouth Bass

  2. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 17% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 138 Largemouth Bass counted.

  3. Gizzard Shad

  4. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 13.18% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 107 Gizzard Shad counted.

  5. Black Crappie

  6. Black Crappie

    There is a 11.95% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 97 Black Crappie counted.

  7. Bluegill

  8. Bluegill

    There is a 11.45% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 93 Bluegill counted.

  9. Channel Catfish

  10. Channel Catfish

    There is a 9.98% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 81 Channel Catfish counted.

  11. Redbreast Sunfish

  12. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 8.87% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 72 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

  13. White Bass

  14. White Bass

    There is a 6.28% catch rate for White Bass, based on 51 White Bass counted.

  15. Common Carp

  16. Common Carp

    There is a 6.16% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 50 Common Carp counted.

  17. Redear Sunfish

  18. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 5.79% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 47 Redear Sunfish counted.

  19. Yellow Perch

  20. Yellow Perch

    There is a 2.71% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 22 Yellow Perch counted.

Recommedations above based on 20 species of fish and 812 fish counted for September around Lake Oconee.

To date, there are 28 species of fish and a total of 3358 fish counted for Lake Oconee and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1854 (168 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 12:28:40 PM

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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Latest Lake Oconee Fishing Reports

  • Georgia Fishing Report: September 16 2022
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  • Georgia Fishing Report: September 9 2022
    9/9/2022 10:39:04 AM - Did you feel that “hint” of coolness in the air this morning? Could it be that the sweltering heat of summer is fading into fall? Maybe! That little bit of a temperature break

  • Georgia Fishing Report: September 2 2022
    9/2/2022 11:35:24 AM - Have you got Labor Day holiday weekend plans? Do we even have to ask if those plans include fishing? Of course they do – and we have the fresh fishing reports to help you reel

  • Georgia Fishing Report: August 26 2022
    8/26/2022 11:02:19 AM - Is everyone back into the school year swing of things? Hopefully that hasn’t kept you from swinging a few fishing poles. If your kid gets overwhelmed by classwork and assignme

  • Georgia Fishing Report: August 19 2022
    8/19/2022 12:07:14 PM - Who taught you to fish? Do you still fish with him or her? Marshall Stamps who has earned a Georgia Bass Slam two years in a row had the honor of submitting his father’s first

  • Lake Oconee Fishing Report August 17 2022
    8/17/2022 1:40:34 AM - Fran found the Crappie and Young Hayden found the stripers. We are catching both on half day trips right now give us a call to book your trip. By Lake Oconee Fishing Guide Do

  • Georgia Fishing Report: August 12 2022
    8/12/2022 11:14:01 AM - Are you tougher than a bowfin? Bowfin don’t care that it’s hot. In fact they usually bite the best when it is uncomfortably hot for humans. Might be time to put your game face

  • Summer on Lake Oconee 2022
    8/5/2022 8:12:24 PM - BY CAPTAIN WAYNE MOORE – USCG LICENSED Trolling for Stripers and Hybrids! Book now for Fall / Winter 2022  A lot has changed this year on Oconee. Georgia Power is installing

  • Georgia Fishing Report: August 5 2022
    8/5/2022 12:16:26 PM - Are you up for a challenge? How about if I say it involves fishing and potentially traveling to a few different streams/rivers in pursuit of a fishy foe? Then you are ready fo

  • Georgia Fishing Report: July 29 2022
    7/29/2022 11:21:03 AM - Back to School. Back to School. It is that time of year when families have to readjust to school schedules sports practices homework and Friday nights at the football field –

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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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