(Info provided by Fisheries biologist Bert Deener)
The crappie and bass bites have broken wide open this week with the warm-up. Don’t mess with the cold, high rivers (except the St. Marys) this weekend….spend your time on flat water. The full rivers will help the fish populations later this spring, so be patient. New Moon is February 8th. To monitor all the Georgia river levels, visit the USGS website http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/rt.
Altamaha River – The river rose again this week and is still extremely high and swift. I talked with one person this week while filling my tow vehicle, and they had just fished the river that day. They did not catch anything. Expect a similar result if you go this week (I can’t say it any more diplomatically than that….). The only thing worth trying is to fish for crappie in Morgan Lake. A few were caught this week. The river level was 15.0 feet and falling (51 degrees) at the Baxley gage, and 10.9 feet and rising (54 degrees) at the Doctortown gage on February 4th.
Satilla River – The upper and middle reaches are still high and Continue reading “Georgia Fishing Report, February 5, 2016”