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Anglers spend more than $1.1 billion yearly on fishing in Georgia with an economic impact of more than $1.9 billion, generating an estimated 10,600 jobs.
Around 1.29 million resident anglers fish Georgia's diverse freshwater resources that include more than 4,000 miles of trout streams, 12,000 miles of warm water streams wider than 10 feet, and 500,000 acres of impoundments.
Georgia holds the world record largemouth bass weighing 22 pounds, 4 ounces, caught in Montgomery Lake, Georgia in 1932.
Sport Fish Restoration Program and license fees pay for freshwater and saltwater programs and activities to benefit these resources.
Approximately 310 Kids Fishing Events are held annually in Georgia. These events typically bring 24,000 attendees, 4,000 first time anglers, and 13,000 catching at least one fish.
Georgia is home to 7 world record fish:
Each year Georgia recognizes anglers for their exceptional catches. Georgia anglers are encouraged to submit potential big catches to the Angler Award Program.
...GO FISH GEORGIA!
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