Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Striped Bass

Over 160,000 striped bass hit the waters of Lake Lanier today, May 9.  After a five-hour trip and then a one-hour lakeside water exchange to get the fish ready for Lanier’s softer waters, the one inch fingerlings were quick-released into the lake at the Sardis and Toto Creek ramps.  Special thanks to Richmond Hill Hatchery for today’s fish. 

Pictured: Gainesville region fisheries technician Chris Looney, Coastal Fisheries Region supervisor Tim Barrett, and Richmond Hill Hatchery senior biologist Joel Fleming.

Striped and hybrid bass stockings continue across the state.

Jeff Durniak
North Georgia Region Fisheries Supervisor

Wildlife Resources Division
(770) 535-5498

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