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 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…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – July 12, 2024

The heat and scattered afternoon storms have kept some folks at home, but the morning bite has been strong. Altamaha River:– Jimmy Hall and Seth Carter had a great morning…

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Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – June 14, 2024

It’s going to be an awesome week as the various rivers drop into a range where the bite fires off. Choose the right spot and it will be lights out…

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Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – May 24, 2024

Fishing has been great in the flatwaters of southeast Georgia this week. Our rivers are mostly still high, but we have a dry forecast for the next week. I hope…

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