Canoochee River

The Canoochee River  is a 108-mile-long river in southeastern Georgia that is formed about 12 miles southeast of Swainsboro in southwestern Emanuel County by the confluence of Canoochee Creek and Little Canoochee Creek. The river flows generally southeastwardly through or along the boundaries of Candler, Evans, Bryan and Liberty counties, through Fort Stewart. It joins the Ogeechee River from the west in Bryan County, 15 miles south-southwest of Savannah.

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Canoochee River Offers Redbreast Quality & Numbers

If anywhere is blessed with river fishing opportunities like that of south Georgia, I haven’t heard of the place, and if it does exist, I’m looking to buy property there. It’s true, no matter where you are in the southern portion of the state, some great river fishing is never far away. Altamaha, Ogeechee, Flint,…

Three Canoochee Panfish Records In Three Days

Three Canoochee River panfish records were broken in just three days. The Canoochee is still relatively new to the Lake & River Records, and the benchmark records for this river just got a little stronger. Fish No. 1 was a warmouth caught by Tim Stewart, of Glennville. “I fished the Canoochee for the first time…

Canoochee River Gains Another Record Bream Species

On May 16, Richard Driggers Jr. added a shellcracker to the growing list of river records for the Canoochee River. GON began keeping river records on the Canoochee one year ago after Glen Solomon turned in a 12.48-oz. warmouth. Richard’s shellcracker weighed 12.96 ounces, which is slightly above the GON benchmark for that species, which…

New Canoochee River Stumpknocker Record Sets The Bar

It’s that time of the year when those south Georgia rivers begin popping up in the headlines. This week, it’s the Canoochee River and a brand-new river record for spotted sunfish, or more commonly called stumpknockers. “I noticed that starting with Mr. Glen Solomon’s warmouth last year that y’all started keeping records for the Canoochee,”…

Blackwater Redbelly Slam

A quick flick of the wrist and the underhanded toss sent the tiny spinner sailing under a low-lying bough of a bell-bottom cypress, bumping a root lying at the edge of the black water. A glimpse of the small, gold blade spiraling down and BANG!  The little whippy rod instantly bent to the water, the…

Canoochee River Record Fish

Spotted Sunfish6.9-ozs.Jason Cone04/11/20
Warmouth14.08-ozs.Tim Stewart06/18/20
Redbreast1-lb., 7.36-ozsLonnie Bradley04/09/90
Shellcracker1-lb., 14.24-ozs.Lalah Pitts05/29/21
Bluegill1-lb., 0.32-ozs.Bo Moody05/04/24