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AND SCOUTING RESOURCES
DNR AND GEORGIA CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS
SITES OF INTEREST
AND SCOUTING RESOURCES
Georgia River Levels- Next to rod and reel, a river fisherman's best
friend. Allows you to click on your favorite river and see the water level.
Extremely useful web site by the USGS. Your tax dollars at work!
River Summary- Not quite as
detailed as the USGS site, but this National Weather Service site covers
a few different rivers and creeks.
Weather Channel- Check out the weather for that upcoming fishing trip!
DOT County Maps Online- Another great
scouting resource (Thank Gone to Seed for finding it!). This website is great
for locating access points for some of those little-known rivers and streams
that you just KNOW have some fish in them!! Just pick a Georgia county and
Presto!! You have a county map!
I do a lot of exploring, and Microsoft has provided a very helpful resource that
provides both aerial photographs and topographic maps. Once you get the hang of
it, you can explore a river or creek without leaving the house. Very useful for
Another great mapping site! Topozone allows suscribers to download
their own maps.
Another mapping site that allows you to create your own customized maps. You
create them and they send 'em to you. MyTopo even makes waterproof maps!
RIVER ACCESS LINKS
Boat Ramps operated by WRD- This site is so cool I'm thinking about buying a
bass boat just so I can locate ramps on it! WRD operates ramps on more than a
few rivers, too! This site will give you directions AND provide maps! It also
links to other sites with info on ramps operated by Georgia Power, Army Corps of
Engineers, and others.
with Water Access- Some great rivers flow through Georgia Wildlife
Management Areas. This link contains the names of many WMA's and Public Fishing
Areas. Many of these have only lakes, but many also have rivers and streams.
Park Water Sports- Many of our state Parks have river access too! This link
might help you find a little-known canoe launch or wading area.
County Parks- This site has an interactive map that allows you to click on a
county and see a listing of local parks. It's amazing how many of these are
located on rivers and streams!
River Fishing Information- The
Georgia DNR has write-ups on 17 different rivers detailing what you can expect
to catch out of each. A great source of information!!
Basin Striper Club- These folks deserve a
lot of the credit for helping stop the rebuilding of the Coosa Lock and Dam. If
you want to learn more about river striper fishing, you need to be hanging out
with these guys!
Fly Fishing- Bill Byrd is an outdoor
writer here in Georgia that spends a lot of time on moving water. Bill's site
contains some great articles and some ideas on equipment that are very
Rivers and Creeks- I get asked about
catfish all the time and frankly don't know much about them. Here is an
Ohio-based site devoted to moving-water catfish.
Georgia Trout Online- A wonderful Georgia-specific web site. Of
particular interest to GRF fans will be the "Warm Water Talk" message
board. The regulars that post here really know their stuff and searching the
archives can often yield some good info.
Outdoor News- Most Georgia outdoorsmen and women are already familiar with
GON, and if you're not you should be. GON is a monthly magazine packed with
Georgia-specific information on hunting and fishing. GON does a fantastic job of
keeping outdoorsmen informed about legislative issues that affect all of us!
Sportsman- Georgia Sportsman is the granddaddy of our state's outdoor
publications, having been around since the mid-70's. Their website provides
access to lots of articles about hunting and fishing in Georgia. I enjoy surfing
this site to read about the outdoors in other states as well!
West Georgia and Beyond- Kent Edmonds knows his stuff when it comes to
fishing with the long rod, be it rivers, lakes, or trout streams!
Smallies.com- Okay, so we hardly have any smallmouth bass in Georgia.
Still, this site has great articles exclusively about fishing rivers and
streams. One of the best fishing sites on the web!
and GEORGIA CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS
Department of Natural Resources- If you hunt or fish in the state of
Georgia, this site will be useful. At the DNR site you can find info on
licenses, limits, and just about anything else you can think of. DNR also has a
great section devoted to South Georgia rivers!
Wildlife Federation- While I may not agree with GWF on all of their
policies, the fact remains that this organization has it's heart in the right
place. This site has some in-depth articles on the Alcovy and Chattahoochee
rivers and a piece on the Flint available for members.
Riverkeeper- James Holland and company are
doing a great job in protecting the Altamaha watershed. This is not just a South
Georgia operation either! The Altamaha watershed includes every stream that
contributes to the flow of the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers and begins in the
foothills well north of Atlanta.
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper- More than any
other single group, the Upper Hooch Riverkeeper has helped the Chattahoochee
survive it's precarious location. Great info here as well!
Riverkeeper- This organization focuses
on the Chattahoochee River. There is an extremely
interesting article on this site about the possibility of breaching two old
dams on the Hooch as it flows between Columbus and Phenix City, which would
restore an amazing section of the river known as The Falls of the Chattahoochee
that is currently underwater.
Riverkeeper- The Canoochee River is
located in southeast Georgia and is one of the most beautiful blackwater rivers
you will ever see. Canoochee Riverkeeper aims to keep it that way.
River Canoe Club- The ORCC is based in
Vidalia, Georgia and is a paddling club that emphasizes conservation. This is a
River Alliance- Most Georgians only know
the Conasauga River as a wilderness trout stream. The Conasauga, however, is a
warmwater fishery for over 90% of its length, and a very good fishery at that!
CRA has put together a very professional and informative website.
River Basin Initiative-
Information concerning the protection of the Coosa River and it's tributaries.
Etowah River Alliance-
Information on the Etowah River. Lots of cool pictures on this website!
SITES OF INTEREST
Just in case any of you are as big a Dawgs
fan as I am, you'll definitely want to check this out. Todd Unzicker (The
General) helps run it, and there is more up-to-the-minute information on here
for Dawg fans than you can shake a stick at. Game reviews, previews, interviews,
recruiting info, and message boards. This site has more than any crazed Dawg fan
could ever ask for!
Wilderness Society- GWS is a non-profit
group based in Macon that organizes paddling, camping, and hiking excursions in
Georgia and throughout the southeast. Check out their photo section for some
cool river photos.
Georgia Canoeing Association- GCA is
Georgia's largest paddling organization. There are some extremely knowledgeable
river folks in GCA.
Kayaking, and Camping the Beautiful Suwannee River-
The Okefenokee Swamp and Suwannee River are truly Georgia treasures. Bill
Logan's website has everything you'd ever need to know about these places, plus
tons of pictures of the Suwannee and numerous other Georgia rivers!
LaFavor Chronicles- Not necessarily a
river site, but I absolutely love it! Horace LaFavor shares his unique outlook
on carp and life in general. Definitely worth your while!
This is such a cool website. Learn how to tie ANY type of knot there
is: fishing, sailing, climbing, whatever