Satilla River

The Satilla River originates in Ben Hill County near the town of Fitzgerald and flows east and southeast to the Atlantic Ocean, passing through the cities of Waycross, Waynesville and Woodbine. The Satilla River is a beautiful blackwater run with white sandbars and great fishing, especially for redbreast, but also for bass, catfish and other bream species.

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South GA River Bass Special

After one of the warmest early springs I can remember, a series of mini cold fronts have blanketed the state for the past couple of weeks. Currently, as I’m typing this, I can see the last bit of frost melting off the hood of my pickup truck in the backyard. But, on the TV in…

Satilla River Black Crappie Record Broken After Change In Fishing Plans

On Wednesday Jan. 11, Kary Davis, of Jesup, managed to set a new crappie record on the Satilla River while fishing with his good friend, Bobby White. “We originally wanted to go to the Altamaha, but it was running too high. It had been a few years since I’d fished the Satilla, and I had…

Satilla River Specks

As I am beginning to type this story, what seems to be the last few drops of rain from Tropical Storm Nicole can be heard as they splatter on my roof. Originally forecasted to receive huge amounts of rainfall, my old trusty rain gauge says we only got a little more than 2 inches at…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – July 12, 2024

The heat and scattered afternoon storms have kept some folks at home, but the morning bite has been strong. Altamaha River:– Jimmy Hall and Seth Carter had a great morning on the Altamaha Wednesday. They…

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Satilla River Record Fish

Largemouth Bass12-lbs.Kevin Mullis03/27/2015
Striped Bass11-lbs., 9.76-ozs.John Geiger03/15/2006
Channel Catfish32-lbs., 3-ozs.James Lentz10/30/1977
Flathead Catfish45-lbs. 15-ozs.Larry Linker10/10/2018
Shellcracker1-lb.,10-ozs.Joseph Boyett05/03/1987
Chain Pickerel4-lbs., 14-ozs.Virgil Chaney1996
Redbreast1-lb., 12.32-ozs.Lester Roberts05/07/2022
Warmouth1-lb., 4.64-ozs.Michael Lott05/10/2022
Bluegill1-lb, 6.88-ozs.Gunter Thrift04/07/23
Spotted Sunfish10.08-ozs.Ron Adams05/30/2021
Black Crappie2-lbs., 1-ozs.Steven Todd02/06/24
Bowfin14-lbs., 10-ozs.Brandon Corbitt04/01/23
Longnose Gar18-lbs., 6.56-ozs.Larry Linker05/20/2021
White Catfish2-lbs., 15.52-ozs.Chris Royer12/21/15