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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 Articles

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…

Red Belly Record Broken On Ohoopee River

Kaye Driggers, of Claxton, had bragging rights on a fishing outing with her husband, Richard, on May 15 after catching a new Ohoopee River record redbreast. The 12.48-oz. bream easily exceeds the 8-oz. benchmark for the species. “We were fishing below the prison bridge in Reidsville out of a boat,” said Kaye. “I was fishing…

Lady Kayaker Holds New Ohoopee River Black Crappie Record

Kaye Driggers, of Claxton, is the proud record holder for the Ohoopee River black crappie. Her 1-lb., 5.28-oz. fish was caught from a kayak in Tattnall County on Aug. 31. “It’s really too low right now to get a boat and motor in some places, but you can fish out of a kayak just fine,”…

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…

Ohoopee River Record Fish

Largemouth9-lbs., 8-ozs.Gary Sammons07/30/21
Redbreast12.48-ozs.Kaye Driggers05/15/20
Chain Pickerel3-lbs., 3.32-ozs.Paul Beasley08/25/19
Bluegill1-lb., 2.56-ozs.Dale Williams05/11/22
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