Alapaha River Monday 5/31/2010

milltown

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Just got back from the river with the family:yeah:, we caught some good redbreasts and the kids had fun playing in the water. We are all wore out now and about to find some supper. Water was still just a touch too high and fast, maybe next Saturday it will be perfect.
 

SGADawg

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The Alapaha is probably the most pristine river left in Ga if not the whole southeast. May be the most beautiful, too. I grew up wade-fishing it with a homemade "fishsack" slung over my shoulder and a cane pole. Spent many a night camping on a sandbar and catfishing with limblines. I've pretty well fished all of it from Berrien beach downstream to the Lakeland bridge. My grandparents lived about halfway up River Rd, a short walk through the woods from the river. Your post brought back a lot of great memories, Milltown. Thanks.
 
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The Alapaha is probably the most pristine river left in Ga if not the whole southeast. May be the most beautiful, too. I grew up wade-fishing it with a homemade "fishsack" slung over my shoulder and a cane pole. Spent many a night camping on a sandbar and catfishing with limblines. I've pretty well fished all of it from Berrien beach downstream to the Lakeland bridge. My grandparents lived about halfway up River Rd, a short walk through the woods from the river. Your post brought back a lot of great memories, Milltown. Thanks.
We hunted on it for years and I have wade fished a bunch and always had a great time... Red breast and those chuncky river bass always fight good...
 
#5
Fished it Sunday afternoon and yes, it is just a little too high. Had a great time, caught some nice red bellies and enjoyed a very beautiful scenic river.
 

Shrike

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Well, we canoed it this weekend and the skeets were out of control ! My Thermacell even had a problem with them at times. (It did work great most of the time.) The thunderstorms on Sat and Sunday night knocked a good bit of the fun out of the trip. River rose about 1.5 feet during the trip. Still a little high and "muddy".

But, the river was outstandingly beautiful, with wood storks, ibis, herons, owls, and all the other great things the Alapaha is. Got a few when we had the chance to fish.
 

milltown

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Yeah the river is always beautiful, and the skeeters were terrible. I didn't take the camera so I can't post up any pictures.

The Alapaha is probably the most pristine river left in Ga if not the whole southeast. May be the most beautiful, too. I grew up wade-fishing it with a homemade "fishsack" slung over my shoulder and a cane pole. Spent many a night camping on a sandbar and catfishing with limblines. I've pretty well fished all of it from Berrien beach downstream to the Lakeland bridge. My grandparents lived about halfway up River Rd, a short walk through the woods from the river. Your post brought back a lot of great memories, Milltown. Thanks.
Right off of river Rd. is where we were fishing, you kind of stay out the crowds that way.
 
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