Beautiful Flint River shoal bass being released back into the river.


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Welcome to the fishing section of Get Outdoors South! Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, we’re here to provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your fishing trips. From tips on choosing the right equipment to tips and techniques from seasoned professionals, our goal is to help you catch more fish and have more fun on the water.

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The author with a nice shoal bass and his favorite bait for catching them.

The 5 Best Lures for Shoal Bass Fishing

Shoal bass, a popular game fish native to the Southeast., are known for their aggressive nature and strong fighting ability. That, combined with the picturesque habitat in which they are…

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The beautiful blackwater of the Satilla River.

Complete Guide to Satilla River Fishing

Georgia’s Satilla River is a hidden gem in the Peach State, offering a variety of fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. With its serene beauty and rich biodiversity,…

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Fisheries biologist holding a large Georgia blue catfish.

Catching Georgia’s Giant Blue Catfish

When it comes to freshwater fishing in Georgia, nothing compares in size and fight to the blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus). Native to the Coosa river in the northwest corner of…

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Photo of a large catfish caught in the Kentucky River on a carolina catfish rig.

Best Catfish Rigs for River Fishing

River fishing for catfish can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but to increase your chances of success, you need the right rig. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just…

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Photo of a readbreast sunfish, bluegill and redear sunfish caught in Georgia.

A Guide to Southern Bream Species

We write a lot of content about bluegill fishing due to its popularity and unlimited opportunities in the South. And while many of those articles specifically reference bluegill, they actually…

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Photo of a beautiful Shoal bass being released in the Flint River.

Shoal Bass Species Profile

Shoal Bass (Micropterus cataractae) are a lesser-known bass species to many anglers and fish enthusiasts. Those who are aware of them and live in an area where they exist rave about…

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Big bluegill caught from a Georgia farm pond with a fly rod.

Beginner’s Guide to Bluegill Fishing

Whether you’re brand new to fishing or hoping to shake the rust off after a long winter, bluegill are the perfect fish species to target. They have high populations, are…

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Photo of a medium-sized smallmouth bass swimming in a large fish tank.

Where to Fish for Smallmouth Bass in Georgia

Aggressive strikes and acrobatic fights separate smallmouth bass from many other freshwater species. These beautiful fish are found all over the United States in various bodies of water including parts…

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Freshly fried bluegill fillets on a plate.

Are Bluegill Good to Eat? [Answered]

There’s nothing quite like a day of catching big bluegill from your favorite fishing hole. And while I practice catch and release most days, every once in a while I…

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