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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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100 Pound Altamaha Flathead Caught On Limb Line

Residents of Glynn County will no longer have to tune in to the History Channel for images of “river monsters,” not after Garry Harrell hauled in a massive, 100-lb. flathead catfish from the Altamaha River on Friday, June 9, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Garry has earned quite a reputation for hooking enormous catfish, having caught…

Altamaha River Summer Bass

If you have never given tidal water river bass fishing a try, don’t put it off until next summer. It’s time to plan a trip now. Down in south Georgia, the Altamaha River offers up some of the best bass fishing in the entire state. The bass fishing is great along the entire 137-mile long…

Catch Georgia’s Giant Flathead Catfish

Pylodictis olivaris is the scientific name for a flathead catfish. In layman’s terms, it’s best described as a cold-blooded killer. These fish grow to enormous sizes, with the state record currently sitting at a tie with two behemoths on record weighing in at an impressive 83 pounds each. Throw in the fact that even larger…

Archery Paradise Found At Morgan Lake WMA

Pap! Up in the thick canopy of the late summer’s oak leaves, I could see the ol gray chatterbox’s flared tail cork-screwing. Perfect shot! Two seconds later, the ever familiar thud on the forest floor. Squirrel No. 12. Time for the second stage of my hunt—piney rooters. Beached on a small cut in the old…

Altamaha River Record Shellcracker

While likely best known for its world-class redbreast fishing and giant catfish, the Altamaha River offers great fishing for a wide variety of fish. In 2016, three new river records were certified by GON for the Altamaha River, including a new mark for shellcracker. Clinton Johnson, of Brunswick, caught a pie-plate redear that weighed 2-lbs.,…

Altamaha River Record Fish