Angler's Paradise

Fishing in Dawson County

Dawson County has opportunities for hunters, anglers and anyone who enjoys shooting sports.

Fishing in Dawson County

Seasonal Trout Streams

Amicalola Creek Watershed

Upstream from Dawson County Road 192 (Steele Bridge Road) which is the first bridge upstream from Georgia Highway 53

Amicalola Creek Tributaries

Georgia Highway 53 upstream to Dawson County Road 192 (Steele Bridge Road)

Nimblewill Creek Watershed

Shoal Creek Watershed

upstream from the mouth of Burt Creek

Sweetwater Creek Watershed

Year-Round Trout Streams

Amicalola Creek

Dawson County Road 192 (Steele Bridge Road) downstream to Georgia Highway 53

Anderson Creek Watershed

Long Swamp Creek Watershed

Lake Fishing

Lake Lanier is well known as a productive fishing lake. Many species of fish thrive in the lake. Lake Lanier is best known for its Spotted Bass where catching one weighing 5 pounds or more is not uncommon. Types of fish you will find in the lake are Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Crappie, Large Mouth Bass, Brim, Catfish (several species), Walleye, Carp, Long Nose Gar and multiple species of bait fish. The lake has approximately 39,000 surface acres of water at its full level. Although there is little natural cover in the top 1/3 of the lake due to tree clearing during construction, there are trees left standing in the lower portions of the lake as well as brush piles, drop-offs, submerged humps, and rock outcroppings in shallower areas. The Corps of Engineers, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources actively manages fish habitat on Lake Lanier.

Dawson County Lake Access Areas

Find a Lake

Warhill Park

4081 War Hill Park Road

Dawsonville, GA 30534

(706) 344-3646

Toto Creek (Corps of Engineers Park)

Toto Creek Park Road

Dawsonville, GA 30534

(770) 945-9531

Thompson Park (Corps of Engineers Park)

Highway 53 off GA 400

Thompson Creek Park Road

(770) 945-9531

Nix Bridge (Corps of Engineers Park)

Nix Bridge Road

Dawsonville, GA 30534

(770) 945-9531

Fishing Guides in Dawson County

Daniel Tritt, Trophy guided fly fishing in private trophy waters.

(706) 864-1732

Shane Watson Striped bass fishing

(770) 235-9829

Bo on Lanier, Spotted Bass Service

(770) 542-7764

Ryan Coleman, Lanier Spots

(770) 356-4136