Georgia River Fishing Information
Suwannee River

The Suwannee River flows from the Okefenokee Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico. The 33-mile portion of the Suwannee in Georgia contains dark tea stained water and provides a unique fishing experience. Anglers will not find many redbreast sunfish, bluegill or bass, as commonly found in other south Georgia rivers, however, there are other fish to catch, including warmouth, flier, chain pickerel and bullhead catfish.

Prospects and Fishing Tips
Best Bets
CHAIN PICKEREL, WARMOUTH, FLIER & BULLHEADS
Catfish
Prospect Bullhead fishing should be excellent this year due to the high water levels that persisted throughout last year and this winter.
Technique Use worms, chicken livers, dead shrimp and crickets.
Target Target the bottom, in deep water and along the bank edges.
Pickerel
Prospect Chain pickerel numbers should have rebounded this year due to the high water flows that were present last year.
Technique Shallow-running crankbaits like the Rapala Minnow or Rooster Tail are particulary effective.
Target Fish slack water areas, such as the mouths of oxbow lakes with vegetative cover for higher success.
Other Species
Prospect Fliers and warmouth fishing should be very good this year due to the high water levels that persisted throughout last year and this winter.
Technique For fliers, a favorite artificial bait is the "yellow sallie." The best bait for warmouth is live crawfish.
Target Warmouth are distributed throughout the river with a slight increase in number as you travel downstream to Fargo. Target flier year-round in the upper reaches of the river near the Okefenokee Swamp; concentrate efforts in sloughs and backwater areas.
Additional Information
Refer to the USGS gauge located at Fargo, GA when planning your fishing trip. Optimal water levels for fishing are between 3-6 feet of gauge height. USGS gauge information can be found at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?02314500
 
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