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.

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Altamaha River Limb-Line Cats

The world moved slower a hundred years ago in south Georgia. Life was simpler; but, truly, times were hard. There was little industry. No “town” jobs to speak of in a spot as sparse as Soperton. Willie T. Barwick was struggling just to get by in the year 1920, at wit’s end. That’s when he…

Two Records Established For Altamaha River Fish

With “Benchmark” minimum weights established two years ago, Georgia Lake & River Records continue to add new listings. Two new benchmark record fish have been certified and established for the Altamaha River, and one of them is for a species not often caught in the lower Altamaha near Jesup.  “After a really rough week at…

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…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – Nov. 17, 2023

The bite inland has been good but saltwater after the wind started blowing this weekend has been rough. Rivers are low, and fish are biting. Altamaha/Ocmulgee Rivers: Harry and James…

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Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – Oct. 5, 2023

The bite is picking up significantly in many places with the cooler weather. The Ocmulgee and Altamaha rivers are in good shape, so give them a try while they are…

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Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – August 18, 2023

With school starting back up in most areas and the heat still upon us, the number of reports decreased this week, but some really good catches were made. Ponds, the…

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Altamaha River Record Fish