Best Crappie Fishing Lakes In Georgia

Have you always wondered where the best crappie fishing lakes in Georgia are, but perhaps you weren’t quite sure where to start? Not a problem! I will be more than happy to assist you with this!

Crappie fish tend to thrive in Georgia. This is due to both the large number of lakes there as well as the moderate climate, where the temperatures are neither too high nor too low. With that being said, the crappie populations do have a tendency to vary quite a bit over the course of a three to five year period. In Georgia, both black crappie fishing as well as white crappie fishing is quite popular. You will likely have more luck catching crappie fish at some lakes than you will others.

However, April is often an especially good month for going crappie fishing in Georgia. Crappies normally like to spend most of the year swimming around in deep waters. However, once spring arrives, they often move to much shallower waters in search of good places to spawn. They especially love to hang out around wood. Therefore, it is a pretty safe bet that you can find some crappies around shallow wood in the springtime. Lake Allatoona, which is located in the northwest corner of Georgia is an excellent place to go fishing for crappie. Crappie anglers can often catch crappie here with either crappie minnows or crappie  jigs.

Fish attractors have been placed here by the Georgia Wildlife Division as well as other groups. These PVC pipes which have been placed in the mid depths of Allatoona Lake work great at attracting crappies. Therefore, these attractors are one big advantage of fishing at this particular lake. Some of the best places to catch crappies on Lake Allatoona are the Etowah Lake arm and the Little River arm. However, because a bout of hard rain tends to make them really muddy, it’s best to fish there after a few days of consistently good, clear weather conditions.

Clark’s Hill Lake located on Georgia’s eastern border is also a great place to go crappie fishing. This massive lake offers 71,535 acres! For the last several years, it’s been said that crappie fishing has been excellent here. One pound crappie are abundant here, and it’s also possible to find crappie that are two pounds or even larger on this lake. Some of the best creeks to go fishing for slab crappie on Clark’s Hill Lake are Soap, Grays, Fishing and Newford. Just as with Lake Allatoona , there is also an excellent fish attractor program in place at Clark’s Hill Lake.

There are a multitude of great access points to this lake including campgrounds, boat ramps and public use areas. Clark’s Hill Lake is located right on the Georgia-South Carolina border. Because of this, anglers holding either a Georgia or South Carolina fishing license are allowed to fish on this particular lake.

Other great Georgia Crappie lakes Are Oconee and Sinclair. We will also be featuring some other lakes in the future like Lanier and Hartwell.

It is my hope that you have found this article to be both interesting and informative.