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Fishing Carters Lake in Georgia


About Carters Lake

Carters Lake, beautifully situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, happens to be the deepest lake in Georgia with a maximum depth of 450 feet. Its area is around 5 square miles across Gilmer and Murray counties.


The area boasts stunning scenery and in addition to fishing, offers plenty of outdoor activities such as camping, boating, picnicking, and hiking. Cabin and boat rentals are available from the privately owned marina, while the remainder of the area is under the care of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.


Fishing Info


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Many different fishing types are available to fishermen who visit Carters Lake with access to the re-regulation pool, the neighboring Coosawattee River, the dam, and a few shoreline locations. Mainly the fishing locations are divided into the north re-regulation area and the south side.


Carters Lake has a fish stocking program, which along with fish native to the lake, means that a variety of fish can be caught. This includes several types of bass such as spotted, striped, largemouth, and smallmouth, as well as crappie, catfish, bream, and walleye.


If you plan on making a trip to Carters Lake, you can also check here if you’d like to find out more information on permits and licenses in the state of Georgia.



1850 Carters Dam Rd.

Oakman GA 30732







Carters Lake Fishing Photos

Great fishing photos of Carters Lake can be found on Instagram like this one:


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Trees are changing and the bass a biting!

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