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East Fork Little River

Hall County, Georgia.

East Fork Little River midpoint in Clermont, Georgia.

East Fork Little River ends in Gainesville, Georgia.

1070 feet (326 meters)

10.56 miles long (17.00 kilometers)

About The East Fork Little River

About East Fork Little River, GA

East Fork Little River is a 17-mile-long tributary of the Little River. It begins at the confluence of Head Mill Creek and Eubank Creek in Hall County, Georgia, and discharges onto the Little River near Fort Payne, Alabama. East Fork Little River is the easternmost of the three streams that make up the Wahoo Creek-Little River watershed, the other streams being Wahoo Creek and West Fork Little River. The Little River and its tributaries are recognized as Outstanding National Resources Waters and Outstanding Alabama Waters by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

East Fork Little River Fishing Description

All About Fishing in East Fork Little River, GA

East Fork Little River is a shallow stream, making it a great dwelling place for various species of large game fish, particularly largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, white bass, and channel catfish. The waterway is also home to the prey that these fish feast on. Largemouth bass and spotted bass favor insects as juveniles, then change their diets to bait fish such as minnows and crayfish in adulthood. Striped bass and largemouth bass feed on gizzard shad, which are also river dwellers. White bass feed on small fish and crustaceans such as daphnia, leptodora, calanoid copepods, and cyclopoid copepods. Channel catfish are omnivorous and can be satisfied both with smaller fish and crustaceans and aquatic plants.

East Fork Little River’s clear waters makes it an ideal place for kayakers, but a little more challenging for anglers. While its environment makes for a great dwelling place for various species of game fish, clear waters means that fish are at their most cautious. While you can fish with a boat, be aware that any noises and movements can spook nearby fish. Apart from noises, fish in shallow, clear waters are also sensitive to changes in lighting. The sudden appearance of shadows can indicate the presence of danger - either an angler or a larger animal that may be coming to hunt them. Avoid casting a shadow on the water by keeping the sun in front of you. That said, fish can also feel safer in consistently shadowy or murky areas, as these can make them feel less exposed. Try your luck in shaded spots, pockets of deeper water, and areas with aquatic vegetation.

These species of fish are all heavy, with adults often weighing upwards of 20 pounds. They’re also known to be aggressive, so make sure to choose fishing rods with strong backbones. Longer rods will give you more flexibility for the kind of fishing techniques you can apply. Live bait works for all of the fish we’ve listed. If you’re fishing for white bass, you can also try using spinners or spoons to lure them.

East Fork Little River Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

The best time to fish for species of bass is from May through July, though you can find striped bass any time of the year. They tend to favor warmer temperatures of water. During low flows in the summer and fall, however, you may have difficulty finding any fish as they’ll likely be hiding. Again, look in places where fish might go for protective cover - spots with vegetation, logs, and shade. In general, you’ll also have more luck fishing for clear water fish in the early morning and late evening when it’s less sunny.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

The best time to fish for species of bass is from May through July, though you can find striped bass any time of the year. They tend to favor warmer temperatures of water. During low flows in the summer and fall, however, you may have difficulty finding any fish as they’ll likely be hiding. Again, look in places where fish might go for protective cover - spots with vegetation, logs, and shade. In general, you’ll also have more luck fishing for clear water fish in the early morning and late evening when it’s less sunny.

East Fork Little River Weather Forecast

Fri

82°F

Clear

Highs

82

Feels 88

Winds

10mph

Humidity

74

04:14

06:08

East Fork Little River Fish Species

All About Fishing in East Fork Little River, GA

East Fork Little River is a shallow stream, making it a great dwelling place for various species of large game fish, particularly largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, white bass, and channel catfish. The waterway is also home to the prey that these fish feast on. Largemouth bass and spotted bass favor insects as juveniles, then change their diets to bait fish such as minnows and crayfish in adulthood. Striped bass and largemouth bass feed on gizzard shad, which are also river dwellers. White bass feed on small fish and crustaceans such as daphnia, leptodora, calanoid copepods, and cyclopoid copepods. Channel catfish are omnivorous and can be satisfied both with smaller fish and crustaceans and aquatic plants.

East Fork Little River’s clear waters makes it an ideal place for kayakers, but a little more challenging for anglers. While its environment makes for a great dwelling place for various species of game fish, clear waters means that fish are at their most cautious. While you can fish with a boat, be aware that any noises and movements can spook nearby fish. Apart from noises, fish in shallow, clear waters are also sensitive to changes in lighting. The sudden appearance of shadows can indicate the presence of danger - either an angler or a larger animal that may be coming to hunt them. Avoid casting a shadow on the water by keeping the sun in front of you. That said, fish can also feel safer in consistently shadowy or murky areas, as these can make them feel less exposed. Try your luck in shaded spots, pockets of deeper water, and areas with aquatic vegetation.

These species of fish are all heavy, with adults often weighing upwards of 20 pounds. They’re also known to be aggressive, so make sure to choose fishing rods with strong backbones. Longer rods will give you more flexibility for the kind of fishing techniques you can apply. Live bait works for all of the fish we’ve listed. If you’re fishing for white bass, you can also try using spinners or spoons to lure them.

Largemouth Bass

Habitat: Lake, Pond, Rivers

Weight: 2 - 22 Pounds

Length: 15" - 32"

Spotted Bass

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 11 Pounds

Length: 20" - 25"

Striped Bass

Habitat: River, Lake, Onshore, Near shore

Weight: 10 - 81 Pounds

Length: 20" - 55"

White Bass

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 5 Pounds

Length: 10" - 18"