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Just moved to the canton/cumming,  Georgia area from south Florida and was looking for some bass fishing spots I could access from the bank. Does any one know of any. Small lakes or large ponds are preferable. 

Thanks in advance for advice/recommendations  

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Welcome to the forum. You are in a very good area of the country for bass fishing. Georgia has more black bass species than any other state. You can catch over 5 species of black bass in a week if you wanted to. I would focus more on river bass fishing if I was in Northern Georgia but that's just me since I rather catch another black bass species to add to my list of species of bass I have caught. 

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Hickory log creek reservoir is in canton. smallish lake at just over 400 acres. I’ve caught some decent largemouth out of there and have seen pictures/heard of 7s and 8s pulled out as well.

 

Hollis Q. Lathem resevoir is another smaller lake (334 acres) in the north east corner of Cherokee up by Dawsonville. Haven’t fished it much but it has a Facebook page dedicated to fishing the res, which has some good catches posted on it.

 

 

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Thank you gentlemen. I’ll check those out. It’s sucks not having a boat but I’ll try and make do. I remember south Florida having tons of places I could fish from the bank. 

 

What type of artificials are people using up here to Catch largemouth? 

 

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Just saw your reply. I’ve had success almost every outing with squarebills around and in laydowns. jigs in the same areas. Colorado bladed spinnerbaits, single and double. Lipless cranks. Jerk baits have produced here and there for me but not as much as the others I’ve listed. 

 

I feel you about the bank fishing.. was there not long ago but got a jon boat recently. It’s not much but still a game changer for me being able to access any water in these smaller reservoirs and also utilize sonar. Probably wouldn’t do Hollis q lathem if I were you. It’s extremely limited over there for bank fishing. Hickory log creek has better access but only to an extent. You can fish a stretch of rip rap about 120 yards long, give or take a little on both sides of a road with a spillway in the middle. That’s right at the boat ramp. There’s a trail at the back of the parking lot that runs along the water for a decent ways that eventually gets to some laydowns you can access from the bank but you gotta do a good little trek to get there. Might be more access somewhere but I’m unaware of it.

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