Meeting Scheduled on Lake Chatuge Fishery
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold two public meetings in March to discuss the Lake Chatuge sport fishery. Fisheries biologists from both agencies will provide management updates and will also give the public an opportunity to comment on proposed hybrid striped bass stocking in Lake Chatuge. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.
Lake Chatuge is located in north Georgia and the fishery is managed cooperatively by GAWRD and NCWRC. Lake Chatuge was stocked with hybrid bass from 1981 to 1996. In 1995, the state and former world record hybrid striped bass (25 lbs. 8 oz.) was caught in Lake Chatuge. GAWRD and NCWRC are proposing to re-establish the hybrid striped bass recreational fishery by stocking in spring 2010. Stocking rates and hybrid striped bass population growth will be evaluated annually.
- The meetings will take place on the following dates and at the following locations:
- March 22, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, NC
- March 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Hiawassee Court House Grand Jury Room in Hiawassee, GA
For more information on these scheduled public meetings, call (770) 535-5498.