Satilla River Fishing Report – April 2024

GON Staff | March 27, 2024

Satilla River: Redbreast: Craig James, with GA BOY OUTDOORS on YouTube, reports, “April is probably the best and worst month for Satilla River redbreast fishing, if that makes any sense. All jokes aside, you can expect to hook into some of the heaviest fish of the year right now, but don’t expect to catch a bunch of them. As I’m typing this report, the river is sitting at roughly 13 feet at the Highway 158 gauge, putting the river well into the flood plain. The good news is that this time of year things can change in a hurry. With a week or two of warm weather and no rain, the river will set up right and offer anglers a good shot at a really big rooster. When the river falls below 7.5 feet at the Highway 158 gauge, it pulls down well within the banks and becomes fishable. I’d pass on Beetlespins or small spinnerbaits this month as the stronger current makes them difficult to fish efficiently. A good strategy is to fish a floating bug tight to the bank right on the edge of the current. I prefer bugs made of soft foam as opposed to harder popping bugs that are made of cork due to them feeling more natural when a fish latches on. White is my day in and day out favorite color, but chartreuse, red and orange hues all work well. Key on bluff walls, especially the ones located on sharp turns, as these tend to have the deepest water and typically hold the biggest fish. Again, you’re typically not going to catch a pile of fish this time of year, but what you do catch you’ll want to have a camera on the ready! I’ll be uploading videos of my trips to the Satilla this month on GA BOY OUTDOORS. If you have any questions on the river, feel free to drop a comment on the channel, and I’ll be glad to help anyway I can. God bless, and good luck this month!”

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