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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Coastal Georgia Striped Bass Highway

“Striper Highway” could be the name of either of the two, main highways in coastal Georgia, I-95 and U.S. Highway 17. What lies below the asphalt is what many coastal anglers seek — striped bass. At times there are more stripers stacked up behind the bridge pilings than motorists driving above. Some terrific striped-bass fishing…

Georgia Giant Catfish: Top 4 Destinations

The places you can go in Georgia to catch a catfish are unlimited — in fact, try to find a state Public Fishing Area, big public reservoir, river or pay lake that does not have catfish of some kind and see what you come up with. But if a trophy rod-bender is your target, the…

Altamaha River Catfish Tournament With GON-TV

When GON publisher Steve Burch and I decided to fish as a team in the May 22-23, 1999 Altamaha Park Flathead Catfish Tournament, we knew better than to try to do it alone. We wanted a team with plenty of experience fishing for the big cats with rod-and-reel to fish with us. Several sources pointed…

Altamaha River Record Largemouth Bass

The official record bass from the Altamaha has stood the test of time, but it wasn’t recognized for most that time. Discovering a bucketmouth from the past is like finding an old Boone & Crockett buck, but it’s much more difficult. An old buck’s rack can be officially measured, but and old fish had to…

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