North Georgia fisherman man reels in new state record rock bass, officials say

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A North Georgia fisherman is the proud recipient of a new state fishing record, wildlife officials said Thursday.

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, a Walker County man set a new state record for angling.

On top of winning the record, Jeffrey Forester of Rossville landed the catch and hooked rock bass its first species recognition on the state fishing record, according to GADNR.

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“Until this catch, I think I have literally caught maybe 600+ rock bass, and only two of those hit the length limit for an angler award, much less a state record!” new record holder Forester said. “I decided to take the kayak out that day and when I got to the creek, I just knew it was going to be a good fishing day. With the second cast of the day, I hung into what felt like a decent black bass, but as I got closer, I could see it was a monster rock bass and thought to myself, do not let this…

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