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General Lake Info
Lake Andrews begins at the Walter F. George Lock and Dam near Fort Gaines and ends at the George W. Andrews Lock and Dam near Blakely.

One of the best ways to slow down and really enjoy the great outdoors is to go camping, and Walter F. George Lake offers excellent waterfront campsites, whether you like to camp in comfort or really rough it. The Corps of Engineers maintains several campgrounds which are considered to be some of the finest in the Eastern United States.

Angling prospects are compiled by fisheries biologists and are based on sampling efforts of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), knowledge of past fishing trends, angling experience and information provided by anglers and marina owners. For more information, contact the Wildlife Resources Division, Albany Fisheries 0ffice at 229-430-4256.

Fees - Many Corps of Engineers facilities have boat launch fees, user fees or both. Refer to contact information for pricing.
Boat Ramps
There are several boat on Lake Andrews, operated by various entities including WRD and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Information on Corps-operated ramps can be found using the contact information listed below.
Best Fishing Bets
Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Striped Bass and Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass - The population of largemouth bass in Lake Andrews is fairly low due to lack of habitat and the average bass weighs 1-3 pounds.

Technique - Rubber worms, jigs and spinner baits can be productive.

Target - Bass are not very abundant in Lake Andrews, but can be found near the numerous laydowns and fallen trees lining the bank of the reservoir. Pay close attention to the several creek mouths and backwater areas, especially between March and June.
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Hybrid Striped Bass and Striped Bass - Hybrid striped bass and striped bass fishing is usually good in the tailrace areas immediately below each dam. The average hybrid should weigh about 3 pounds, with some weighing 5-plus pounds. Stripers average about 8 pounds, but there are opportunities for 20-plus pound fish.

Technique - Live shad is usually the best bait, although fish are caught with bucktails, topwater plugs, crankbaits and even chicken livers.

Target - During late winter and early spring (mid February through late April), target the tailrace areas immediately below Andrews Lock and Dam. If water is high in the spring, try fishing the rip rap on the Georgia side above the tailrace boat ramp. There are good shoreline fishing opportunities on the wall directly below the dam on the Alabama side.
Catfish - Flathead, channel and blue catfish are all present in Lake Andrews. Recent surveys revealed good numbers of flathead catfish greather than 10 pounds throughout the lake. Average channel catfish will weigh 2-4 pounds, and most blue catfish weigh 1-4 pounds. However, blue catfish greater than 40 pounds are present.

Technique - Worms and blood baits will produce good results for both blue and channel catfish, although larger blues are typically caught with cut gizzard or threadfin shad. Flatheads are usually taken with live bream, suckers, crayfish or shad.

Target the area below the Walter F. George and Andrews dam for large blue and flathead catfish. The former state record blue was caught in 2006 from Lake Andrews and weighed 67 lbs., 8 oz. Night fishing during summer months can produce large 4-8 pound channel cats - target holes and shallow areas adjacent to deeper water.
Other Fish Species - White bass, bream and crappie are also available in Lake Andrews.

Technique - If schooling, white bass can be found by locating diving birds and can be caught using small spinners, spoons and jigs. Crappie can be caught using live minnows and small jigs under bobbers. Bream can be caught using crickets and nightcrawler pieces or red wigglers.

Target - Look for bream near woody debris and out of the main current. White bass can be found in the tailrace areas immediately below each dam. Crappie can sometimes be found in tailrace areas, but also near laydowns in 6-15 feet of water. Best fishing times for crappie and white bass are March-May, whereas best bream fishing is usually May-September.
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Contact Info & Website Link
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Phone: 229-768-2516
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