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Fishing Reports

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – April 12, 2024

  Rain was the story mid-week, and all our rivers are likely going to rise into the floodplain again. Satilla River: Because of significant rains and the fast-rising river, the annual Satilla Riverkeeper fishing tournament has been moved to May 3-12. Get the details on the Satilla River Facebook page. St. Marys River: Brentz McGhin…

My First Wild Quail

I have never read a description that fully conveys the feeling of witnessing a covey rise. How can anyone accurately describe such a scene? You must be present in the moment. It’s a feeling that should be experienced. The tense muscles as you quietly approach the thick cover. The pulse in your finger as it…

Rock Bass Established As New Georgia State Record

Exciting news out of northwest Georgia this week with the establishment of a new state-record rock bass. Angler Jeffrey Forester, of Rossville, landed the 1-lb., 0-oz. fish on April 6 on South Chickamauga Creek. This catch will be the first rock bass state record recognized, according to the Georgia DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division. Jeffrey’s rock…

Super Rare Turkey Killed In Talbot County

Talbot County’s Michael Barnes was just looking to get his first turkey of the season last Sunday morning. He never dreamed he’d get a turkey that even the experts say the likes they’ve never seen before. “When I shot it and got to it, the first thing that I noticed was that it didn’t have…

Make Plans To Attend The 2024 Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast July 26-28

It’s save the date time! The 2024 Ag-Pro GON Outdoor Blast will take place July 26-28 at the LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson just north of Atlanta. Plans are for this year’s GON event to be the biggest and best in the 19 years since we held the very first Outdoor Blast so we could…

Queen Triggerfish Added To Georgia Record Books

A Richmond Hill man has set a new Georgia state record category for a queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula), weighing in at 7-lbs., 0.58-ozs. The fish is a new species in the Georgia Saltwater Game Fish Program and no prior record existed. The records program committee, made of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and biologists,…

Jim Murray Jr. Wins Lake Eufaula BFL Bass Tournament

Boater Jim Murray Jr., of Parrott, caught a five-bass limit weighing 25-lbs., 12-ozs., Saturday April 6 to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Eufaula. Hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Bulldog Division. Murray earned $4,046…

Lake Jackson Fishing Report — April 9, 2024

Jackson: Level: 0.9 feet above 528. Temp: 62-66 degrees. Clarity: Heavy stain from mouth of Tussahaw Creek to the dam. Bass: Ronnie Garrison with the Flint River Bass Club reports, “I won with five weighing 9.74 pounds and had big fish with a 2.78-lb. largemouth. We started at 7 a.m., and by 8:30 I had three…

Be On The Lookout For Cogongrass!

In 2023, cogongrass was detected in Georgia for the first time in Bryan, Cook, Jeff Davis and Quitman counties. There were 175 new detections in 2023, bringing the number of known cogongrass spots in the state to 1,951, scattered across 77 counties. Overall, these values reflect an approximate 15% increase in new detections in 2023,…

The Ultimate Full Strut Gobbler Decoy

Built using Montana Decoys lifelike HD photo process employing only images of actual wild turkeys this decoy is a stand-out in the looks department. And like all Montana Decoys, it folds for easy portability in your vest or pack. “As a turkey hunter I want the best tools for any situation I might encounter in…

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