Ohoopee River

The Ohoopee River starts in Washington County just south of Tennille and flows generally southeast through or along the boundaries of Johnson, Emanuel, Treutlen, Candler, Toombs and Tattnall counties. It joins the Altamaha River 13 miles south of Reidsville.

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Ohoopee River Bream

If you’ve ever run across one of my Satilla River stories in the pages of GON, then you know I’m more than a little partial to my home river, and I’ve always been convinced that other fisheries just couldn’t compare, especially when it comes to redbreast fishing. Then last summer I decided to test the…

Ohoopee River Bream Fishing On Fire—New Bluegill Record Set

A record is a record, whether you catch it on a cricket or some new-fangled bladed bait. “I like to watch that cork,” said Dylan Durrence, the angler who just broke the new Ohoopee River bluegill record with a fish that weighed 1-lb. 7.52-ozs. on certified scales at Layne’s Sport Shop on Highway 280 in…

Ohoopee River Chain Pickerel Record Broken, And Fried…

When you catch a record fish, it’s always good to have credible witnesses. Scott Drennon, who recently caught the largest chain pickerel ever recorded from the Ohoopee River, did so in front of a good one. “I was bass fishing with Treutlen County Sheriff Thomas Corbin,” Scott said. “I was throwing a plastic worm when…

Ohoopee River Bluegill Record Set Using Creek Boat

Dale Williams is the new poster child for where’s there’s a will, there’s a way. His ingenuity recently paid off with him catching his largest bluegill ever.  The Vidalia resident’s 1-lb.. 2.56-oz. bluegill was recently certified as the largest ever recorded from the Ohoopee River. “We have a small house on the river that has…

Warmouth Record Set For Ohoopee River

On a fishing trip when they were slap wearing out the white perch—known as crappie to anglers in some parts of Georgia—leave it to a record-sized warmouth to shake things up. Thomas Corbin is the Treutlen County Sheriff. He’s also an avid fisherman and GON subscriber who, particularly in the past 10 years, has been…

Ohoopee River Record Fish

Largemouth9-lbs., 8-ozs.Gary Sammons07/30/21
Redbreast12.48-ozs.Kaye Driggers05/15/20
Chain Pickerel3-lbs., 6.56-ozs.Colonel William Scott Drennon01/02/23
Bluegill1-lb., 7.52-ozs.Dylan Durrence04/29/24
Spotted Sunfish10.75-ozs.Robert Lane5/04/19
Black Crappie1-lb., 10.24-ozs.Richard E. Driggers11/10/19
Shellcracker1-lb., 5.92-ozs.Richard E. Driggers7/20/19
Warmouth14.58-ozs.Thomas Corbin10/29/21