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Bream Fishing

Ogeechee Warmouth Gives Glenn Settles Six River Records

  Glenn Settles lives on the Ogeechee River between Statesboro and Sylvania. His riverside home gives him the opportunity to fish several evenings a week. He loves the leisure of fishing for redbreast sunfish. What he rarely catches on the river is warmouth, but June 21 was different. “I was fishing for redbreast sunfish with…

Joshua Barnhill’s Biggest Warmouth Ever Sets Savannah River Record

Joshua Barnhill’s day of fishing on the Savannah River didn’t turn out anything like he had hoped. His plans were to use a bobber and crickets to catch bluegill that he would use later in the day to bait his trotlines. What he caught instead was a lot more exciting. “To tell you the truth,…

Ohoopee River Bluegill Record Set Using Creek Boat

Dale Williams is the new poster child for where’s there’s a will, there’s a way. His ingenuity recently paid off with him catching his largest bluegill ever.  The Vidalia resident’s 1-lb.. 2.56-oz. bluegill was recently certified as the largest ever recorded from the Ohoopee River. “We have a small house on the river that has…

Altamaha River Warmouth Record Caught In Unlikely Spot

Blackshear’s Herman Hill keeps his fish grease sizzling for much of the year.  “Once the crappie stop spawning, I start getting ready for warmouth,” he says. The 75-year-old Wayne County resident has been fishing for warmouth for decades. The sunfish he catches usually end up in a skillet of hot grease, but the warmouth he…

Fly Rod Shellcracker Sets Oconee River Record

A evening of fly fishing on the Oconee River near Milledgeville on May 29 paid off with a river record shellcracker for Ben Bell, of Milledgeville. “My brother John and I fish the Oconee frequently near the tailrace, mostly for a quick, late-afternoon fish,” Ben said. “I have have enjoyed the fly rod for a…

10 Metro Atlanta Bream Fisheries

When you try to pinpoint regions in Georgia that offer the best bream fishing opportunities, you are likely to overlook Metro Atlanta. When WRD Fisheries Biologist Keith Weaver started looking closer at Metro Atlanta as part of the agency’s Gateway to Fishing program, even he was surprised at what he found. He discovered dozens and…

The Satilla River Summer Special

If you’ve ever thought about a bucket-list trip to the Satilla River, don’t put it off another summer. I’ve spent my entire life fishing the blackwater river, and in 30 years I can assure you the fishing has never been as good as it is right now. Whether you want to target redbreast, bluegill, crappie,…

Blackshear’s First Shellcracker Record Is A Grown ‘Un

When Robin Van Dette made her first cast of the day on Lake Blackshear, she immediately knew something big had inhaled the red wiggler she was using for bait. Over the next few minutes and hours, her emotions would go from excitement, to disappointment, to incredible excitement. “My husband Mark and I have a place…

Satilla River Warmouth Breaks 10-Day-Old Record

What started as a group message between a few friends ended with the Satilla River fish of a lifetime for Michael Lott. “Me and some good buddies have a group message where we talk about fishing and what not,” said Michael. “On the afternoon of May 10, my buddy Ben Thomason asked if anyone wanted…

Suwannee River Gets First Bluegill Record

Robert McCain, of Fargo, established a benchmark bluegill record for the Suwannee River on May 2 when he caught a bluegill bream that weighed 1-lb., 4.16-ozs. “I’ve caught some in lakes that were 2 pounds, but this one was bigger than usual for the river,” said Robert. There’s a chance Robert’s fish would have been…

Bream Recipes

Poor Man’s Seafood Bisque

Freeze in Cool Whip bowls for a great, quick microwave meal. Any boiled fish, flaked 1/4 stick butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 small onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 3 ounces tomato sauce 2 cups fish stock 2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning 1 beer 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 cup heavy cream…

Wild In The Kitchen: Bream Egg Rolls

Bream Egg Rolls 6 large bream, filleted 6 cups cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, shredded 1 celery stalk, diced 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Black pepper to taste Cornstarch 10 egg roll wrappers Vegetable oil for frying Pour vegetable oil into a deep frying pan, and heat to 350…