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Hello im Alan Short, I am a fishing guide in north Georgia. I have been fishing north Georgia's rivers and lakes my entire life. It is what i was born to do. We provide all tackle, bait, and drinks and snacks. Located 50 miles south of Chattanooga and 60 miles north of Atlanta. I specialize in BIG spotted bass, catfish, river stripers, and gar. My partner Jason specializes in MONSTER catfish and river stripers. Depending on the fish you would like to catch we will be fishing  the Oostanaula, Coosa, Coosawatee, and Conasauga rivers or Carters lake. Expect to catch a fish of a lifetime, I do everyday i wake up. We have 5 georgia lake and river records on the Coosa river basin.  Our clients and us have thrown back many records due to DNR not being open and not wanting to kill a monster fish. Atleast 7 records have lived to fight another day in the last year. That all changes now. We have a 100 and a 250 gallon tank with aerorators to keep the fish alive and healthy to be released. If you want to save countless hours finding one or two holes, the correct techniques, and all your tackle contact us and enjoy a day on the water. Carter's Lake is expected to produce the next world record spot.  It is the second deepest man made lake in the eastern U.S. From there comes the crystal clear Coosawattee river. It merges with the Conusuaga river from Jacks river in Cohutta wilderness to make the Oostanaula river. The Oostanaula, Conasuaga and Coosawattee rivers are extremely low pressured because you can not put a fiberglass boat in them. Oostanaula name comes from the Cherokee Indians meaning Shoal river. This is the home of the most important site of the cherokee indians in the world. The Oostanaula river runs 47 miles from Calhoun, Ga in Gordon county to Floyd county in Rome, Ga. Their it merges with the clear water Etowah river that comes out of Lake Allatoona to form the Coosa river. The Coosa river is known for big cats and 5+lb spots. From Rome it winds into Alabama 31 miles to Weiss Lake and i know every bit of it like the back of my hand. The Coosa river basin is home to one of the few landlocked striper reproducing areas in the nation.  Beware of alot of shoals that you can not see if going out on these rivers alone for the first time. I will gladly take you on trips just to learn the channels. All you need to bring is a Georgia fishing lisence, sunscreen, and a camera. Give us a call today for a secluded fishing trip on some beautiful water @ 770-608-8812 or email @ Alanwshort@gmail.com.  Like us on FaceBook for all updates. If you were to catch a Lake Sturgeon please release it immediately. Its a protected species being reintroduced to the area. Help keep our waters clean.

​ For fishing license go to go to http://gofishgeorgia.com/licenses-permits-passes or phone number is 1-800-366-2661