Clay Keller is no professional angler, but his experience fishing the lakes of North Georgia — and places farther north like Canada — might as well qualify him as one.
Keller was secretary of the Appalachian Striper Club for 15 years and the Hartwell Largemouth Club for 18. He has the experience of a lifetime of fishing on Hartwell and other North Georgia lakes like Russell, Chatuge, Lanier and others.
“I’ve stirred up the water a little bit,” Keller quipped.
In that time, he has learned one universal truth: fishing in North Georgia is a year-round endeavor.