Advertisement

Altamaha River

The mighty Altamaha River is one of the most impressive waterways in the southern United States. It flows generally eastward for 137 miles toward the Atlantic Ocean from its origin at the confluence of the Oconee River and Ocmulgee River. It meets the ocean near Brunswick. No dams are directly on the Altamaha, though some are on the Oconee and the Ocmulgee. Including its tributaries, the Altamaha River's drainage basin is about 14,000 square miles in size, qualifying it among the larger river basins of the U.S. Atlantic coast.

Altamaha River Resources

Altamaha River Articles

Wayne County Catfish Tournament Sees Increase In Anglers Despite High Gas Prices

Yes, gas prices are high and travel expensive, but that didn’t stop the boats from rolling in to the 18th  edition of the Wayne County Catfish Tournament, June 4-5. In fact, there were even more than last year’s! The Wayne County Board of Tourism’s annual Altamaha River-based hoedown drew 89 boats and 208 fishermen for…

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…

Altamaha River 12 1/2-foot Gator Taken On Last-Minute Hunt

By Russell Headrick   I thought I would share some pics and the story from our recent alligator hunt in the Altamaha River. The lucky hunter was Danny Cochran, of Dalton, and he used seven of his “sacred” priority points to draw a tag for Zone 7.   We drove down to Darien on Thursday, Aug. 26…

Altamaha River Cats Around The Clock

“Vast” is the word that comes to mind as the 90-horse Yamaha glides its attached Ranger up the mighty Altamaha River. It is, in fact, quite a bit mightier at the moment than I was hoping for. Weather is notorious for refusing to cooperate with magazine deadlines, and instead of water levels in the desired…

Altamaha River Bass In The Trees

Looking out my front window as I begin working on this story, it’s raining… again. If there has ever been this much early spring rain in Georgia, I’m either too young to know about it, or old enough that I’ve forgotten about it. Bottom line is it’s made for some tough fishing, and I’m ready…

Altamaha River Record Fish