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Ocmulgee River

The Ocmulgee River flows from the Lake Jackson dam, creating a tailwater fishery that includes shoal bass. The flow meanders through the city of Macon and ultimately joins the Oconee River 241 miles downstream from Jackson, where the two rivers form the Altamaha River near Lumber City. The lower stretch of the Ocmulgee is known for big catfish and good bass fishing.

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Bond Swamp Adds Acreage, Plans For Ocmulgee River Boat Ramp

  Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge recently added more land that is open to hunters this fall and will soon be the home of a brand-new boat ramp on the Ocmulgee River. Bond Swamp was established in 1989 to protect wetlands along the Ocmulgee River and is located just a few miles south of Macon.…

Ocmulgee River Flathead A State-Record Class Fish

When someone drops a tempting live bait into any Georgia waters, one never knows what might pull on the line. Blake McCann, of Hahira, and his crew headed to the Ocmulgee River to do a little camping. His girlfriend, Reece Erin Holtzclaw, and their friends, Hunter Guay and his wife Kayla, wanted to catch some…

Ocmulgee River Bass

What is bass fishing like on the Ocmulgee River?  Well, there’s shallow, fishy-looking cover everywhere, with current breaks offering ambush points. Willows line the bank, and blowdowns reach into the seams of chocolate-green, slow-moving current—some laydowns almost blocking the whole river.  No hindsight ip unit displayed. Bass fishing here is unique, target-rich and fun! The…

Officials Seek Hunting Protections In Ocmulgee National Park Proposal

When the Georgia Legislature is in session, it is interesting to see the many types of bills that are introduced that could be become the law of Georgia. At a lower level, Senate and House Resolutions can be introduced by any member to honor an individual or express a concern or support about a pending…

Ocmulgee River Flounder Caught 200 Miles From The Coast

Fishing is great, and one reason is that you never really know what lurks down there and might take an interest in your lure. However, when you’re dragging a Carolina-rigged lizard in the Ocmulgee River and feel that tap-tap, an angler has to think largemouth bass. Not so fast… Wayne Nall, a longtime GON subscriber…

Ocmulgee River Record Fish

Largemouth Bass22-lbs., 4-ozs.**George Perry06/02/32
Shoal Bass7-lbs., 8.8-ozs.Charles Mitchell05/17/06
Spotted Bass5-lbs., 12-ozs.C.J. Rice03/09/14
Channel Catfish33-lbs., 8-ozs.Travis Wilson05/12/08
Flathead Catfish59-lbs., 2-ozs.Hiram Baughcum07/02/02
Green Sunfish1-lbs., 8-ozs.Rodney Robertson07/19/08
Shellcracker3-lbs., 4-ozs.Terry Stone06/16/07
Bluegill1-lb., 6-ozs.Stanley Wiggins06/26/19
Hybrid Bass7-lbs., 11.84-ozs.Josh McDonald04/04/20
Redbreast12.8-ozs.A.J. Lewis06/06/20