Suwannee River

The Suwannee River is a major river that runs through South Georgia southward into Florida. It is a wild blackwater river, about 246 miles long. The headwaters of the Suwanee River are in the Okefenokee Swamp. The river runs southwestward into the Florida Panhandle.

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Suwannee River’s Chain Pickerel Record

  Suwannee River Record Fish See all of GON’s official Georgia Lake & River Records here. Requirements For Record Fish • Fish must be caught legally by rod and reel in a manner consistent with state game and fish regulations. • Catch must be weighed on accurate Georgia DOA certified scales with at least two…

Suwannee River Gets First Bluegill Record

Robert McCain, of Fargo, established a benchmark bluegill record for the Suwannee River on May 2 when he caught a bluegill bream that weighed 1-lb., 4.16-ozs. “I’ve caught some in lakes that were 2 pounds, but this one was bigger than usual for the river,” said Robert. There’s a chance Robert’s fish would have been…

Suwannee River Warmouth Record Broken Twice Within Five Minutes

The Suwannee River warmouth bream record was broken on Feb. 22 with a fat, prespawn fish that weighed 1-lb., 3.2-ozs. The angler was Terry Palmer, 71, of Pearson, who actually caught two warmouth within five minutes that broke the previous record of 15.04 ounces. “We fish for catfish, those little Suwannee River cats,” said Terry.…

Target Bowfin, The Bait-Crashing Bullies

Whether you call them bowfin (the American Fisheries Society accepted common name), mudfish, grinnel, cypress bass or the whole host of other monikers, this feisty predator is highly underrated. They have a nasty disposition, a face full of teeth and a penchant for ruining fishing lures. What more could you want? OK, so their flesh…

Suwannee River Record Fish