Recreational Fishing Information
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant strives to promote sustainable recreational fishing practices in Georgia.
Coastal Fishing Maps
These coastal fishing maps are intended to provide the best information available on when, where and how to catch fish. They also include information on fishing sites, camps and marinas. A digital version of the maps can be found below.
The five maps are available by counties:
How can I get a physical fishing map?
Maps are free and available at the UGA Marine Extension Brunswick Station Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This excludes state holidays. They can also be mailed for a nominal fee.
Maps may also be mailed:
• Maximum of 1 set or 5 maps (Chatham, Bryan/Liberty, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden) per person
• Please provide a postage paid, self-addressed large envelope (UGA Brunswick Station, 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA 31520)
Current postage rates depend on number of maps desired:
• 1 map – $1.32 2.7 oz
• 2 maps – $1.72 4.6 oz
• 3 maps – $2.12 6.5 oz
• 4 maps – $2.52 8.3 oz
• 5 maps – $2.92 10.2 oz
Online Coastal Georgia Fishing Map
The Online Coastal Georgia Fishing Map allows anglers to search for their favorite fishing locations from their computer, tablet or smartphone. The interactive map allows users to turn on and off various layers to locate different fishing styles (i.e. bottom rig vs shark or tarpon fishing), boat ramps and marinas, artificial reefs, and/or bait shrimp zones and recreational shellfish harvesting areas along Georgia’s coasts.
Recreational Blue Crabbing Resources
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant a Coastal Incentive Grant to study recreational blue crabbing in Georgia. As a part of the project, surveys were conducted in partnership with UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government to develop online and in-person interviews for local recreational crabbers to assess the extent of Georgia’s blue crab fishery. The goal of this project is to address an identified coastal management research need, help coastal resource managers make informed decisions and support sustainable recreational crabbing practices and the conservation of a valuable coastal resource.
As part of the project, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant held blue crab expos at public events and developed educational videos and handouts designed to inform coastal residents and visitors about sustainable blue crabbing practices.
Blue Crabbing Reference Cards
Click below to view, download and print an educational handout with guidelines for recreational blue crabbing to be used as a resource while crabbing on the coast.
Blue Crabbing Guideline Videos
Click the links below to watch four educational videos on recreational blue crabbing topics: crabbing gear, fishing regulations, blue crab biology and crab picking.