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Bream Fishing

Suwannee River Stumpknocker Just Misses State Record

On June 22, 15-year-old Kaden Forsythe, of Homerville, reeled in the spotted sunfish of a lifetime while fishing the Suwannee River near the tiny town of Fargo. The day started out like any other fishing trip, and the 10th grader admits that setting a record was the last thing on his mind. “I was fishing…

Lake Eufaula Summer Panfish Special

Although Lake Eufaula is known as “The Bass Capitol of the World,” a smorgasbord of panfish await your hook there in July. You might struggle to catch a limit of bass in the heat of the summer, but anglers can fill a cooler with tasty panfish like bluegill, shellcracker and crappie this month. With 46,000…

Okefenokee Swamp Bream

There’s something downright special about the Okefenokee Swamp… a certain air about it, if you will. In a world moving faster than it ever has, the Okefenokee seems to stand timeless and silent. The silence is only interrupted by the chirping of the many species of birds and the occasional bellow of an alligator that…

Touring Rock Eagle Lake

I’ve driven by Rock Eagle 4-H Center and its 110-acre lake hundreds of times but never fished there. I’ve always wondered how the fishing was, so I did a little research and found out there was very little information out there and almost no recent stories about fishing the lake. This article is an effort…

Okefenokee Swamp Bluegill Sets Benchmark

On June 15, Josh Forsythe, of Homerville, managed to catch a big bluegill in the Okefenokee Swamp that has now been certified as the official GON Lake and River record for the area. Like many other record fish that are caught, failure turned to fortune on the trip. “I was fishing with Craig James, and…

12 Ounce Stumpknocker Sets Georgia State Record

Size is relative, and when it comes to a southeast Georgia river fish, 12 ounces was just enough to set a new bar as the biggest ever recorded from state waters. Jamie Boyett, of Portal, went redbreast fishing on June 15, 2024, with his 8-year-old son, Brannen, on the Ogeechee River, and turns out a…

Ohoopee River Bream

If you’ve ever run across one of my Satilla River stories in the pages of GON, then you know I’m more than a little partial to my home river, and I’ve always been convinced that other fisheries just couldn’t compare, especially when it comes to redbreast fishing. Then last summer I decided to test the…

Ohoopee River Bream Fishing On Fire—New Bluegill Record Set

A record is a record, whether you catch it on a cricket or some new-fangled bladed bait. “I like to watch that cork,” said Dylan Durrence, the angler who just broke the new Ohoopee River bluegill record with a fish that weighed 1-lb. 7.52-ozs. on certified scales at Layne’s Sport Shop on Highway 280 in…

Lake Seminole Springtime Shellscackers

Lake Seminole has miles of shallow sandy grass flats and sandbars that are ideal shellcracker bedding areas. Head south to Seminole in April and May with an eye toward panfish, and you are in for some fantastic fishing. Seminole is formed where the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers join to form the Apalachicola River just inside…

Canoochee River Offers Redbreast Quality & Numbers

If anywhere is blessed with river fishing opportunities like that of south Georgia, I haven’t heard of the place, and if it does exist, I’m looking to buy property there. It’s true, no matter where you are in the southern portion of the state, some great river fishing is never far away. Altamaha, Ogeechee, Flint,…

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…