Flint River

The Flint River begins its journey south toward Lake Seminole with headwaters at the Atlanta airport. The Flint River is one of only 40 rivers in the nation to flow more than 200 miles unimpeded by dams or other manmade structures, the first dam being the Lake Blackshear dam about 15 miles upstream of Albany. The upper Flint as it flows through the Thomaston and Talbot County area offers a unique and very good fishery for shoal bass. The lower Flint flows through fertile farm country through Georgia's top big-buck counties, and below Lake Blackshear the Flint again offers great shoal bass fishing. At the Lake Seminole dam, the Flint River combines with other tributaries and forms the Apalachicola River below the dam.

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Flint River Ramp Improves Access In Meriwether County

Anticipating more than 5,000 users each year, state lawmakers and officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Meriwether County recently dedicated River Cove Landing, a renovated boat ramp giving boaters, paddlers and anglers improved access to the Flint River. This facility, located on River Cove Road, includes an 18-foot-wide concrete boat ramp. The…

Flint River Shoal Bass Ties Georgia State Record

It’s a tie! The Georgia state record for shoal bass was broken just last year, and now that record has been tied. Clark Wheeler, of Arabi, is the proud new angler who will share the shoal bass state record. His catch, caught on April 16 on the Flint River below Lake Blackshear near Warwick, weighed…

State Weighs In On Flint River Access Controversy

A conflict has brewed for more than 40 years between landowners of riverfront property on the Flint at Yellow Jacket Shoals and anglers who wade the beautiful area to fish for shoal bass.  In the 1980s, a No Fishing sign was erected at the shoals, but it was not an edict ever enforced by DNR…

No Fishing Signs Posted On Flint River

Anglers on the Flint River in the Yellow Jacket Shoals area recently might have seen No Fishing signs posted along the river. Apparently, a guide/outfitter is attempting to restrict access to the area by obtaining a lease from private landowners. Under Georgia law, navigable streams are those “capable of transporting boats loaded with freight in…

Catch and Report a Tagged Flint River Bass, Win A Cap

A two-year bass tagging project on the Flint River conducted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and Auburn University is currently underway. Through this project, biologists are tagging shoal and largemouth bass that are 12 inches or longer in the Flint River between Warwick Dam and Lake Seminole. “Data from…

Flint River Record Fish

Striped Bass48-lbs., 5-ozs.John Hoffpauir Jr.05/20/83
Shoal Bass8-lbs., 3-ozs.*David Hubbard10/77
Flathead Catfish43-lbs.Tiff Thompson04/13/12
Longnose Gar28-lbs., 6-ozs.Richard Johnson01/95
Shadow Bass10-ozs.Kristen Brown06/01/16
Black Crappie2-lbs., 5.44-ozs.Jerrod Brown03/04/21