Places to Fish in Grayson, Georgia

by Jennifer Gibbons

Grayson lies in northern Georgia and is a part of Gwinnett County. Grayson boasts a small-town charm yet offers easy access to all the features of a booming city. The milder climate allows for plenty of outdoor recreation like hiking, biking and horseback riding. Grayson and the surrounding area offer some of the country's best fishing -- there are 67 lakes in the county. If you plan a trip to Grayson be sure and make time to throw out a line. You'll need a fishing license -- a nonresidential license starts at $10 and is available online at

Dove Lake

Dove Lake is open for public fishing and is just half a mile from Grayson. Sockeye salmon, sturgeon and white bass are fish you may catch on your outing. Bait suggestions are crayfish, larvae and night crawlers. Tribble Mill Trail meanders along Dove Lake for almost three miles and can be followed to reveal two more man-made lakes.

Dew Lake

Dew Lake is just over two miles from Grayson. You'll need a fishing license to fish in this public reservoir. There are a variety of fish to be caught in this lake including trout, sunfish and smallmouth buffalo. The lake is surrounded by forest made up of pine and dogwood trees.

Kennerly Lake

Fishing in Kennerly Lake -- just two miles from Grayson -- may yield bluegill, smelt or the sucker fish. It's a good place to net fish or fly fish. The lake is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and Starboard Cove Marina is available for boat rentals. There are also riding trails for scenic horseback riding, and kids may enjoy the rides at Ghost Tours, which is close by.

Soseby Dam

Soseby Dam is just half a mile from Grayson. Fish varieties include rainbow trout, rock bass and crappie. Bait choices include minnows and blood baits. Boat rentals are available if shoreline fishing isn't for you. When you're through fishing, visit the animals at Yellow River Game Ranch.