Alapaha River

The Alapaha River begins its 202-mile trek in Dooly County and flows generally southeast through or along the boundaries of Crisp, Wilcox, Turner, Ben Hill, Irwin, Tift, Berrien, Atkinson, Lanier, Lowndes and Echols counties. Once in Hamilton County, Florida, it flows into the Suwannee River.

The Alapaha contains bluegill, redbreast, warmouth, crappie, several species of catfish, pickerel and is home to the Suwannee bass on the lower end.

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Home On The Alapaha

To say that this river is special to my family is an understatement. It has cared for my kin for well over 200 years, ever since my Carter ancestors settled in Lanier County in the 1700s. The Carter line unfortunately died with my maternal grandfather, Robert Carter. He was also one of the last ones…

Alapaha River Bottom Fishing

If you are looking for an outdoor activity to get you feeling truly immersed into the autumn season, try your luck in wetting a line in the scenic, dark waters of the often-overlooked Alapaha River of south Georgia. What do you want to fish for? You name it. The fish diversity is quite impressive. Pretty…

Alapaha River Largemouth Record Broken Again

When Garrett Mullis, of Lakeland, put his feet into the Alapaha River to do some wade fishing with his friends on Saturday, Aug. 22, he had no idea of the good fortune that lay in store for him. “Really the plan was just to spend the afternoon catching some bream with crickets. We had caught…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – June 30, 2023

I wish each of you a wonderful Fourth of July! The summer heat has arrived, and the number of reports dwindled with the heat. The fish will be in their summer patterns soon if they are not already where you are fishing. Most rivers are still full bank or in the floodplain, except the St.…

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Alapaha River Record Fish

Bowfin9-lbs., 0.32-ozs.Glen Solomon07/26/19
Largemouth Bass8-lbs., 10.64-ozs.Garrett Mullis08/22/20