St. Marys River

The 126-mile-long St. Marys River emerges from the southeast corner of the Okefenokee Swamp and flows south, then east, then north, then east-southeast, finally emptying its waters into the Atlantic near St. Marys, Georgia and Fernandina Beach, Florida.

St. Marys River Articles

11-4 Largemouth Sets St. Marys River Record

On Saturday, April 14, Don Durr, of Waycross, headed out to fish a small bass tournament on the St. Marys River, with high hopes that lady luck might bring a little good fortune his way. As he backed his 17 1/2-foot Tracker boat in the water a little after 6 a.m., he had no idea…

Crooked River State Park Saltwater Fishing Vacation

All of us like a good deal. Whether it’s a good price on your buddy’s boat or a BOGO on your favorite lure, we perk up when we see a money-saving opportunity. For anglers, one such vacation opportunity exists in the southeast corner of our great state at Crooked River State Park. The combination of…

St. Marys Redfish On The Jetties

It happens each year. Fish move with the seasons. Sometimes it’s a move to spawn; sometimes it’s a move to warmer or cooler water; sometimes it’s a move with the tidal currents. But the irrefutable fact is that they do move. That’s a handy piece of information to have when you are fishing a particular…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – Feb. 2, 2024

The stable (but colder) weather this week produced some good catches. The rivers are still high, but they are coming down to fishable levels. Lakes, ponds and saltwater had the best catches reported this week.…

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St. Marys River Record Fish

Largemouth Bass11-lbs., 4-ozs.Don Durr04/13/19
Bluegill1-lb., 10.56-ozs.Shirley D. Purser05/12/20
Warmouth1-lb., 1.44-ozs.Brentz McGhin04/05/24
Spotted Sunfish6.9-ozs.Brentz McGhin05/05/23
Redbreast8.9-ozs.Brentz McGhin05/06/23
White Catfish1-lb., 8.32-ozs.Brentz McGhin04/05/24