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Flint River and Lake Seminole

The Flint River and Lake Seminole offer abundant fishing and water sports. Both attract thousands of amateur and professional fishermen, and many top bass tournaments are held here throughout the year. Lake Seminole is ranked the fifth (5th) best bass fishing lake in the United States. Abundantly-sized populations of striped and white bass, catfish, crappy, and bream wait to tempt fishermen of all ages.

Fishing is a year-round activity on Lake Seminole. In addition to the challenging bass fishing tournaments held in the area annually, there are many casual competitions held almost every weekend among local bass clubs and professional anglers. The annual Jack Wingate Open is held the first weekend in March and is a good chance to test your skills against the best fishermen in the business. The Lake Seminole area even has a legal netting season - the only location in inland Georgia where this is true.

Agriculture in Decatur County

A tour of Decatur County illustrates the prominence of the oldest and one of the largest industries in our area- agriculture. The total farm gate value within the county in 2013 was over $237 million, with the top three commodities being corn, cotton, and peanuts. The Bainbridge- Decatur County Chamber Commerce supports agriculture in our area by lobbying for agriculture and the creation of ag related jobs and industries.

The economic impact of agriculture in Decatur County is huge and the chamber, along with sponsors, celebrates this industry annually with an Ag Appreciation Luncheon to honor those who work in this sector of our community. At the annual event, an Ag Man and Ag Woman of the Year are recognized for their leadership and contributions to the agriculture industry and community and an agriculture scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior. The chamber also sponsors an annual livestock show that provides premiums paid to the youth of our community. Though Decatur County has economic support from other industries, the classic characteristics of a farming community are very apparent.

 

For more information about agriculture in Decatur County, please contact the Decatur County Extension Office at 229-248-3033.

 

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100 Boat Basin Circle

P.O. Box 755, Bainbridge, GA 39818

229-246-4774

 

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