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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
Prospect Bullhead fishing should be fair to good this year.
Technique Use worms, chicken livers, dead shrimp and crickets.
Target Target the bottom, in deep water and along the bank edges.
Prospect Chain pickerel numbers will likely be lower this year due to last year's drought conditions.
Technique Shallow-running crankbaits like the Rapala Minnow or Rooster Tail are particularly 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 will likely not be as good as last year due to the drought conditions that persisted most of last year.
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 gage located at Fargo, GA when planning your fishing trip. Optimal water levels for fishing are between 3-6 feet of gage height. USGS gauge information can be found at: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?02314500
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