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Fishing Reports

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – May 24, 2024

Fishing has been great in the flatwaters of southeast Georgia this week. Our rivers are mostly still high, but we have a dry forecast for the next week. I hope you have a great holiday weekend and are able to work some fishing into your plans. Altamaha River: Taylor Lee had a great day on…

Queen Triggerfish Record Broken Again

Georgia’s fishing community has a new champion. Brian Richburg, 29, of Brunswick, has set a new state record for the queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) with an impressive catch weighing 9-lbs., 6.24-ozs. Richburg achieved this feat May 17, 2024, while fishing offshore near the South Ledge in about 180 feet of water. Richburg’s record-breaking queen triggerfish…

Graysby Grouper Added To Georgia Saltwater Records Program

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today announced Justin Bythwood, 40, of Waycross, has set a new state record for saltwater fishing. Bythwood landed a 2-lb., 2.24-oz. graysby grouper (Cephalopholis cruentata) while fishing near Navy Tower R5 on May 12, 2024. This catch marks the first-ever entry of a graysby…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – May 17, 2024

Fishing has been hit-and-miss with the rains scattered unevenly around the different basins. Some of the “hits” were very good catches! There is a fishing regulations virtual meeting coming up to discuss potential changes in the black bass regulations in Georgia. It will be held May 21 at 7 p.m., and you can find out…

CRD, Georgia Power Partner For Oyster Reef Restoration

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently continued its commitment to restoring oyster reefs in the North Newport River in Liberty County. As part of an ongoing initiative, DNR’s Coastal Resources Division (CRD) on May 6-7 deployed 200 innovative oyster tables along the riverbank to facilitate the recruitment and growth of new oysters. Since…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – May 10, 2024

The annual Satilla Riverkeeper fishing tournament is still going on through May 12. Check out details in the Satilla River section below. Fishing has been very good all over the place, so take your pick this weekend. There is a strong cold front coming just in time for the weekend, so choose your species carefully…

Two Georgia Saltwater Fish Records Set

Georgia’s coastal waters have been kind to Telfair County anglers this week, with two individuals setting new state records for their catches. Jason H. Rich, 40, of McRae-Helena, reeled in a massive 23-lb., 15.04-oz. almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana) on May 2, 2024, while fishing offshore between the South Ledge and Navy Tower R3. This impressive…

Georgia Saltwater Fishing Report – May 2024

Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. David Newlin reports, “April has been a good month for trout and redfish. A lot of big trout and plenty of redfish have been caught all month. Water temps are around 72 degrees and getting warmer. May is a real change on the coast. A lot of fish start showing up as the…

40-Foot Tug Added To Georgia Offshore Artificial Reef

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of DNR recently added to the fish habitat at Reef DRH. This latest offshore article reef addition is the 40-foot tug Miss Laci, which was sunk at Reef DRH, located about 15 nautical miles east of Little St. Simons Island (GPS: 31.27236, -80.95522 or 31°16’20.5″N 80°57’18.8″W). This deployment took place…

Southeast Georgia Fishing Reports With Capt. Bert Deener – April 19, 2024

Rivers are still very swollen, and you can’t get to some of the various boat ramps because the ramps and access roads are flooded. Your best bets this week are ponds and saltwater. Satilla River: The river is still up in flood stage, but it should be falling throughout this week. The annual Satilla Riverkeeper…

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