Atlanta, GA

Top 3 fishing spots around Atlanta

Andrew Alvarez

ATLANTA, GA — Spend a weekend with families and friends by fishing in the parks! As long as it is legal, permitted, and nonpoisonous you can even take them home and cook them. So let’s relax and catch some fish at these three places to fish around the city of Atlanta. Please note that some fishing spots might require a valid fishing license.

- Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Morgan Falls Overlook Park is a riverside park located at 200 Morgan Falls Rd Sandy Springs, GA 30350. It is a great place for picnics, hiking, water activities, and enjoying the view. They have a playground, fire pit, swings, boat dock, restrooms, and more. They open every day from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. You can call (770) 730-5600 for more information.

“Beautiful water and there are a ton of fish. You could see them jumping in the river and they weren't tiny ones,” said Steven B. on Yelp.

- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area West Palisades

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area West Palisades is located at 2361 Akers Dr Atlanta, GA 30339. Georgia B. on Yelp said, “These natural parklands are a good place for walking, running, biking, kayaking and fly fishing!”. Tom E. on Yelp is a regular at the place. He has visited the river for the view and trout fishing.

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- Piedmont Park:

Piedmont Park is a 200-acre green space located at the heart of Atlanta at 1320 Monroe Dr Atlanta, GA 30306. The lake at the park is stocked with Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bream, anglers, and Catfish. If you want to fish at the park, you will need a valid fishing license from the state of GA. You can visit the park every day from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, call (404) 875-7275.

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“At any rate, while you can fish in Lake Clara Meer, you would not want to even consider swimming in it due to its sizable duck and geese population,” said Robert G. on Yelp.

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