Coach R. Alan Richardson
Georgia-Florida Fishing Report
We hope you can find everything you need at the Georgia-Florida Fishing Report. This website is focused on providing high-quality information about fishing many of the beautiful saltwater and freshwater areas of Georgia and Florida. Our aim and goal is to give you as much information about what we have learned over many years of fishing in both Georgia and Florida that can help you have a better fishing experience.
Another reason for publishing the Georgia-Florida Fishing Report is that I wanted to help you save some time, energy, and money on some of the places I have frequented over the years and keep you updated on some of the more recent fishing reports in those areas.
My name is (Coach) R. Alan Richardson and I decided to put this website together to help many of you who are just like me. I'm always thinking about, planning, working toward, or simply daydreaming about going to the coastal areas of Florida for some great saltwater fishing or enjoying Georgia's many different freshwater opportunities.
I've been fishing all my life and have some wonderful memories fishing in Florida with my Mom, Dad, and two brothers when we were just a bunch of little rednecks from Central Georgia using Zebco 202's. Since then, I have become an avid saltwater fisherman both on the coast of Georgia but mainly in Florida. I also still enjoy fishing freshwater in Georgia for hybrid bass, striped bass, crappie, trout, and catfish as well.
I hope that the information in this website will help some of you make the most of your next Georgia-Florida fishing trip. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
A third reason for tackling this monstrous task was so that I could chronicle some of my history and that of others in the family who have always had a tremendous love for the outdoors, but especially fishing. From my Grandfather, L.C. Lindsey, down to my Mom, Ila Lindsey Richardson, to my Dad, Dewey Hiram Richardson, to my Uncle, Ben Arthur Lindsey Sr. who all had a strong interest in all types of fishing.
Others in the family who are fishin' addicts include my older brother, Alvin Richardson, younger brother, Terry Richardson, cousins Ben Lindsey, Jr. and Bart Minter as well as many close fishing buddies that are not blood related. Those buddies include John Ellenberg, James Bratcher, Buster Peters, Jason Phillips, Willis McKithen, Ron Handley, Troy Davis and many more. I hope to include some family history of all of these people as I continue to work on the Georgia-Florida Fishing Report.
This is a photo of my Mom, Ila Richardson who went on to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on New Year's Eve of 2012. I want to dedicate this website to her. She was a loving Mother who gave her three boys an opportunity to pursue their love of the outdoors and fishing. Looks like a topsail catfish she's holding, but I'm not sure. You can see the date to the right of the photo is October, 1969. I would have been 12 at that time.
A great photo of my Mom above all decked out in blue. She looks great in her favorite color and that's why we chose this outfit and a blue casket for her funeral. She always tried to look her best, especially when headed to church.
We grew up fishing for bass, bream and catfish in our 2 ponds in Rutledge, Georgia and she took us on many vacations to the Georgia and Florida coasts where that hobby grew into a passion for us all. She was the chief cook and organizer on those trips made in a Ford F-100 pickup truck or Dodge station wagon pulling along a pop-up camper. We looked like the Beverly Hillbilly's and probably acted a lot like them as well. She even had the nerve to take this motley crew to Key West in weather that probably scared the life out of her. Thanks Mom for those earliest memories and for being such a great mentor to us all. I love you and miss you very much.
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!