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 Bass

When it comes to bass fishing, May on the Altamaha River is as good as it gets anywhere in the country. Now I know that’s a bold claim to make, but with the spawn well behind us and the mercury in your thermometer climbing higher by the day, where else can you drop in a…

South Georgia River Bass Fishing

Another spring has come to Georgia. Sure, we may have a few cold blasts of air conditioning left from Old Man Winter, but the sunshine beaming through my kitchen window as I begin to type this story assures me that warmer days are just a stone’s throw away. Yes-sir, it’s time to go fishing in…

Commercial Shad Season Opens Jan. 1

Commercial fishermen can take to the waters of specific stretches of the Altamaha and Savannah rivers beginning at 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2024 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season. The 2024 commercial shad season is scheduled to run through midnight on Mar. 31. “Similar to the 2022 season, the 2023…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – May 17, 2024

Fishing has been hit-and-miss with the rains scattered unevenly around the different basins. Some of the “hits” were very good catches! There is a fishing regulations virtual meeting coming up…

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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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Altamaha River Record Fish