Altamaha river trip

Discussion in 'GEORGIA RIVERS TALK' started by Cuda-Cada, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Cuda-Cada

    Cuda-Cada Member

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    I went to the Altamaha last night. River was up about 1/2 foot than last week but still low. Caught lots of good bream for bait. Ended up with 5 flatheads- 4 under 10 pounds and 1 about 20 pounds. Cooler weather is here as the temp got down to the high 40's. Beautiful night with a skyfull of stars...
     
  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Bob,

    Where did you put in at? Did you go up river or down river?

    Thanks,
    Paul
     

  3. Cuda-Cada

    Cuda-Cada Member

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    Paul,

    I put in at Jaycees Landing in Jesup and ran downstream a few miles...

    -Bob
     
  4. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Congratulations on a good night!

    Hope we can get together soon!

    I ahve a couple of pictures from Saturday night that I will post, but I have to download and resize them first.
     
  5. Lil'John

    Lil'John New Member

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    That was a niece catch. I've fished that area several times and I like it down there.
     
  6. smackover

    smackover New Member

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    Do you guys ever fish out of Altamah Park ?

    I am looking fo a place to camp and fish set hooks
    on the lower end of the altamah ?

    Altamah Jon I like you will be glad when I meet the
    post requirement to PM

    Smackover
     
  7. Creteus

    Creteus New Member

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    We are having a Georgia Gathering at Altamaha park in June. You should look into it over in the "Gathering section". We will be all camping down there starting on june 28th.
     
  8. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    congrats on the fish sound like you had a fun time
     
  9. altamahajon

    altamahajon New Member

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    Ok Glenn; Do like Cretus says and go to the gathering section and read all the post on the Georgia Gathering. Would be good if you could make it. These guys have alot of knowledge and experience. I am looking forward to getting down that way and meeting the ones that have helped me so much so far.

    This is the best resource for fishing by far. I am a member of a couple of others for Bass and other fishing links. This one tops them all.

    Hope to see ya down that way come May.....

    AJ
     
  10. ArmyCatfish

    ArmyCatfish New Member

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    we smashed about a mile down stream from jaycee's i posted are totals on another post you gotta love that river for flats
     
  11. Big Bo

    Big Bo New Member

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    Anyone fishing in next weekends tournament? Just wanting to know........Big Bo
     
  12. Ryco10

    Ryco10 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me how to fish the Altamaha for Flatheads. I've always fished the Chattahoochee river have no problems catching cats in 30, 40, and 50 feet of water. But the Altamaha is completely different , not deep at all. Where is the ideal place to fish? I saw some folks fishing 5 to 10 feet from the bank around tree tops. Is that the ideal place? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  13. jpb

    jpb New Member

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    WHATS THE WEATHER USUALLY DO AROUND THE END OF JUNE? IF I M ABLE TO MAKE THE GATHERING I WILL PROBLY CAMP OUT IN MY HAMMOCK IF THE BUGS ARENT TOO BAD. ANYBODY TELL ME WHAT TO EXPECT?
     
  14. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    The weather has been nice most of the years we have been down there but not to worry we'll find room in a tent for you if needed
     
  15. jpb

    jpb New Member

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    R WARD THANKS! IM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF I CAN MAKE IT. IF I CAN ILL TRY TO GET 1 OR 2 FROM N GA. TO SEE IF THEY RE WILLING TO SPLIT GAS.
     
  16. Cuda-Cada

    Cuda-Cada Member

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    Ryco10,

    Every hole is a little different in the Altamaha. I am assuming that you are fishing from a boat. During the day, I mostly set up right in front of downed trees in the river. Try to locate some also that aren't visible about the water's surface, those are some of the best. I usually fish a little deeper during the day and try to throw as close as I can to the cover. Expect to loose some rigs. At night, I usually set up sort of similar, fishing close to cover. I fish a little shallower and throw rods out covering a larger area behind the boat. Another thing I like to do is move often. During the night, I might move up to 6-7 times. During the day, it is more like 10-12. Good luck...
     
  17. Ryco10

    Ryco10 New Member

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    Thanks Cuda. Did you fish in the Wayne County Tournament? Fishing this river is about opposite of what I'm used to fishing, but am going to keep trying....thanks
     
  18. Cuda-Cada

    Cuda-Cada Member

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    No, I did not fish the Wayne County tournament this year. Yeah, keep trying, you'll start to get it figured out...