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Georgia Department of Natural Resources biologists and technicians update fishing forecasts |

SOCIAL CIRCLE – The weather has already started to warm up, so anglers are encouraged to start planning their next fishing trips. To help prepare, biologists and fisheries technicians from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife Resources have updated fishing forecasts for 31 Georgia reservoirs and 19 rivers for 2022, and they are available in one convenient place at forecast.

“If you want to find some of the best information about fishing in specific bodies of water, you need to check out these forecasts,” Scott Robinson, head of the WRD’s fisheries management section, said in a press release. “These predictions provide information, such as best bets, technical tips and more, and are each connected to an interactive map, providing an additional layer of information to this already excellent resource.”

Lake forecasts include Allatoona, Andrews, Bartlett’s Ferry, Big Haynes (Randy Poynter), Blackshear, Blue Ridge, Burton, Carters, Chatuge, Chehaw, Clarks Hill, Goat Rock, Hamburg, Hartwell, High Falls, Jackson, Juliette, Lanier , Nottely, Oconee, Oliver, Rabun, Richard B. Russell, Seed, Seminole, Sinclair, Tobesofkee, Tugalo, Varner, Walter F. George, West Point and Yonah.

Detailed rivers include the Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Conasauga, Coosa, Coosawattee, Etowah, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, Oostanaula, Satilla, Savannah, St. Marys, Suwannee, and Toccoa rivers.

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