Lake Chatuge

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The Gary Yamamoto Custom Wagyu Beef and Inn at BK Ranch Women's Pro Bass Tour will have the second stop of the 2023 season on Georgia's Lake Chatuge! This two day event will take place at the Georgia Fairgrounds near the Lake Chatuge Lodge on May 4-5, 2023. The entry fee for boaters is $400 and co-anglers is $200. The registration deadline to avoid late fees is March 29, 2023.

Lake Chatuge is a man-made reservoir created by the Chatuge Dam which finished construction in 1942. The lake is relatively shallow with depths of 30 feet (9.1 m) and reaches 144 feet (44 m) by the dam. Lake Chatuge is the highest major lake in the state of Georgia.

Beautiful Lake Chatuge (pronounced “sha-toog”) spans 7200 acres and two states, stretching 13 miles from Hayesville, North Carolina, to Hiawassee, Georgia. From the Cherokee for “land where the waters meet,” Lake Chatuge offers spectacular views of both the Tusquitee Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its picturesque location has earned it the nickname “Jewel of the Mountains.

The lake record largemouth is 16 lbs 11 oz, 7 lbs 2 oz for smallmouth and for spotted bass is 6 lbs 13.8 oz.

The state records for Georgia: largemouth @ 24.04 lbs, smallmouth @ 7.2 lbs, and spotted bass @ 8.2 lbs.

Host Hotel

Chatuge Lodge

Fishing License and Regulations:



Non Resident 1 Day - $10 (+$3.50 each additional day)    Resident Annual- $15
Non-Resident Annual-$50


TakeOff Information

Towns County Ramp
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, Georgia 30546
Phone: (706) 896-5253

Event Sponsors Chatuge