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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Bull Reds On The Satilla Shoals

The name on the cell-phone dis- play brought a smile to my face. The caller was Glenn Durden, a die-hard outdoorsman and avid conservationist from Vidalia. I expected the usual you ‘should-have-been-there-yesterday’ report from his most recent trip, so I was a bit surprised when he started the conversation with an invitation. “Can you get…

Coastal Georgia Striped Bass Highway

“Striper Highway” could be the name of either of the two, main highways in coastal Georgia, I-95 and U.S. Highway 17. What lies below the asphalt is what many coastal anglers seek — striped bass. At times there are more stripers stacked up behind the bridge pilings than motorists driving above. Some terrific striped-bass fishing…

Satilla River Record Fish

Largemouth Bass12-lbs.Kevin Mullis03/27/15
Striped Bass11-lbs., 9.76-ozs.John Geiger03/15/06
Channel Catfish32-lbs., 3-ozs.James Lentz10/30/77
Flathead Catfish45-lbs. 15-ozs.Larry Linker10/10/18
Shellcracker1-lb.,10-ozs.Joseph Boyett05/03/87
Chain Pickerel4-lbs., 14-ozs.Virgil Chaney1996
Redbreast1-lb., 12.32-ozs.Lester Roberts05/07/22
Warmouth1-lb., 4.64-ozs.Michael Lott05/10/22
Bluegill1-lb., 6.35-ozs.Zach Johns03/04/22
Spotted Sunfish10.08-ozs.Ron Adams05/30/21
Black Crappie1-lb., 10-ozs.Cameron Smart03/17/17
Bowfin9-lbs., 10-ozs.Layne Williams05/01/22
Longnose Gar18-lbs., 6.56-ozs.Larry Linker05/20/2021