A Guide to the Best of Fishing Lake Rabun, GA

Lake Rabun GASummer in the North Georgia Mountains brings with it a myriad of wonderful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. There are many places to explore, whether you want to hike Tallulah Gorge or going on a zip line adventure.  Another place you might want to think about visiting is Lake Rabun, GA. Located in Lakemont, Lake Rabun is a great place to relax, and the perfect spot to cast a line and reel in some big fish. Lake Rabun is just about a half an hour from Glen-Ella Springs, so a going there to fish makes a great day trip from our Clarkesville bed and breakfast. There are several types of fish waiting in the waters of Lake Rabun, you just have to go out and catch!

About Lake Rabun, GA

Lake Rabun, GA is an 834-acre lake located in the town of Lakemont. The lake is downstream from Lake Burton, which is near Clayton.  Many locals and visitors take boats out of Hall’s Boat House to cast their line on the lake. Lake Rabun is a paradise for fishing aficionados, with plenty of big catches to be had. In fact, Danny Wall, a local Lakemont man recently caught the biggest striped bass that has ever come out of the lake. The catch was a 39 pound, 14 oz striped bass measuring 41 inches long. Just imagine what could be waiting out there for you!


Fishing on Lake Rabun, GA

When you head out to Lake Rabun, GA for a day of fishing, you have the chance to reel in all manner of fish.  The most common varieties you’ll find are largemouth bass, spotted bass, bream, and walleye. Take a look at some tips and details about fishing on Lake Rabun, GA below:

Largemouth Bass

With the largest number of largemouth bass in the lake in nearly a decade, the odds are pretty good that you’ll be able to reel one in. Mostly fish that measure in at about a foot long and weighing one pound will be the most prevalent.

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass numbers will also be at a record high this season. Most of the spotted bass reeled in will be between one and two pounds. Anglers should head to the open water areas and main channels to find spotted bass.


When fishing for bream on Lake Rabun, GA you might catch one of the shellcracker, redbreast, or bluegill variety. These fish are smaller than bass, weight about a quarter of a pound to half a pound.


Walleye are the rarest fish among these four, but numbers this year are higher than in years past. If you catch one, you can expect it to be between two and four pounds.

Accommodations Near Lake Rabun, GA

When you’re planning a fishing trip to Lake Rabun, GA don’t forget to book your stay at Glen-Ella Springs. Our Clarkesville bed and breakfast is the perfect place to come back to after a day out on the lake. Our rooms and suites will provide you with the best accommodations in the North Georgia Mountains. With an elegantly rustic aesthetic and modern comforts, there is no better place yo call your home base during your time in our area. Plus, our onsite Restaurant has a wonderful menu of dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients available. This farm-to-table philosophy means you will enjoy the best flavors in our expertly prepared recipes. For a memorable experience in the North Georgia Mountains, there is no place better than Glen-Ella Springs. See you soon!


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