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Savannah River

The Savannah River is a major river that forms most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. The lower Savannah is big and wide with numerous backwater oxbows that offer good fishing for bass, bream, crappie and catfish. The Intracoastal Waterway flows through a section of the Savannah River near the city of Savannah.

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Joshua Barnhill’s Biggest Warmouth Ever Sets Savannah River Record

Joshua Barnhill’s day of fishing on the Savannah River didn’t turn out anything like he had hoped. His plans were to use a bobber and crickets to catch bluegill that he would use later in the day to bait his trotlines. What he caught instead was a lot more exciting. “To tell you the truth,…

Savannah River Record Chain Pickerel A First For 74-Year-Old

James Moore thought he had seen everything in his more than seven decades of fishing, but he had never seen the likes of whatever it was on his line on the Savannah River the other day. “I usually go fishing about every other week,” the 74-year-old Harlem resident said. “I’ve been doing that since my…

Record-Sized Yellow Perch From Clarks Hill Tailrace

Georgia has seen three state-record fish in the past four months. Could another record fish have been caught last week? We will never know because the angler chose to release a huge yellow perch that based on measurements would have been close to state-record proportions. Patrick McCorkell was fishing below the Thurmond Dam in the…

River Bass On The Lower Savannah

Bass fishing in rivers is different, plain and simple. And it’s also interesting and fun.  For those of us accustomed to fishing flat water in reservoirs, fishing a big river like the Savannah down near the coast is different. You have to adjust to current, tides and food sources on the river, but the payoff…

Bass Angler Catches Record Warmouth On Savannah River

Any bass angler who has fished where there are good numbers of warmouth has probably had one of these small bream suck up a bass lure in its over-sized mouth. A bass fishing trip on the Savannah River produced that scenario for Baker Woodward, of Pooler, and it resulted in a new record fish. On…

Savannah River Record Fish

Largemouth Bass 15-lbs.Mike Stille11/06/99
Hybrid Bass22-lbs., 6-ozs.Jerry Adams06/20/86
Striped Bass56-lbs., 2-ozs.Vaughn Taylor05/07/12
Chain Pickerel4-lbs., 12-ozs.James Moore05/10/22
Shellcracker3-lbs.William Owens IV06/24/08
White Catfish8-lbs., 10-ozs.*James Sanders06/96
American Shad8-lbs., 3-ozs.*Henry Baxley04/86
Gizzard Shad3-lbs., 2-ozs.Taylor Hodson04/06/07
Hickory Shad1-lb., 12-ozs.Bill Resseau03/19/06
Yellow Perch2-lbs., 9-ozs.*Thomas Lewis02/27/13
White Crappie2-lbs., 13-ozs.Mike Markovcic03/03/16
Redbreast1-lb., 1.6-oz.Donavan Pruitt5/14/20
Bluegill1-lb. 1.92-ozs.Joe Taylor Jr.05/19/20
Warmouth1-lb., 6.5-ozs.Joshua Barnhill05/20/22
Smallmouth Bass4-lbs., 4.64-ozs.Stephen Mixon07/05/18
Channel Catfish25-lbs., 6-ozs.Dalton Smith04/17/21