Time For Georgia Anglers To Breakout The Panfishing Gear

Posted: 13 Sep 2013 04:58 PM PDT

Fishing, or more accurately “catching,” is about to bust wide open in south Georgia rivers, thanks to river levels dropping within the images (2) banks, according to personnel with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

“Catches were already improving this past May as the water temperatures warmed, but then consistent rains pushed the rivers back into the floodplains,” said Don Harrison, fisheries biologist. “When the river is out in the floodplain, fish of all species have increased foraging opportunities and their survival rate is higher as they are more spread out – so more food sources and less predation provides for bigger and more plentiful fish.” Continue reading