Be a trout techinician for a day: Go on a stocking run and see what day-to-day operations are like at a hatchery

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Winter Fishing Tips and Tricks

The weather may sometimes be frightful, but fishing in Georgia is always delightful. Whether you’re fishing for largemouth bass on Ocmulgee WMA or brown trout in the Chattahoochee River, fishing in the cooler months is relatively the same for any fish species. These tips and tricks will help you bring home dinner. Improve your winter fishing this year.

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A Day in the Life of a Trout Technician

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a member of Georgia DNR's trout hatchery staff? Come along with fisheries technician Colt Martin as he takes over our Instagram for a day. There's even an opportunity to ask questions! Check out the takeover.

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Calling All Santa's Elves to Join the Bucket Brigade

Join us on Thursday, December 27th at 11:00am to help stock White Water Creek on the Chattahoochee River with holiday trout! These events are great for kids and give you the chance to help get trout in the water. You're also invited to stay after the event to catch a few once all the fish are stocked. There's no better way to try out that new fishing pole that Santa brought you! Get more info and sign up today.


Get Ready for Shad Season

Commercial shad fishing season kicks off at midnight on January 1. Shad season has several specific regulations. Make sure you're up-to-date on the regulations and restrictions before you hit the water. Read this before you go.

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Each purchase or renewal of a Trout license plate supports trout production, stocking and stream restoration throughout North Georgia. Get one at your county tag office for just $25 more than the standard peach plate!

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Hunters and Anglers fund wildlife conservation in Georgia. 100% of your license dollars support wildlife, and each person that has a license returns up to $55 of federal funding to Georgia each year. Those federal funds are from excise taxes that you pay on guns and ammo, archery equipment, fishing equipment and boat fuel.

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