Ocmulgee River:

What a weird Fall we have been having! Both the temperature and precipitation levels have made for unpredictable days in the outdoors. Paddling the Ocmulgee is a good idea for a day’s activity right now, especially with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having. Generation at the dam has been happening pretty regularly around 3pm until dark, so keep this in mind if enjoying the upper section of the river. This generation and the regular rain we’ve been having have also kept the levels a little higher than normal down towards Macon, so make sure to check the gauges and forecast before hitting the river, and ALWAYS wear a PFD.


The Fall bite has been pretty good when levels have been appropriate for fishing. Surface action has tapered off, with your best bet being to try baitfish patterns of varying sizes until you find the pattern that’s working best that day.


Hot Flies:

Hot Flash Minnow, Shiner #2

Bennet’s Lunch $, Shad #4

Butzin’s Gamechanger, Fishscale White



Flint River:

Autumn showers have kept the Flint at a great level for paddling throughout the popular sections, making it suitable for almost any kayak or canoe to find easy passage through the shoals. Keep an eye on the forecast as the river can quickly flash up during a heavy rain event. Always wear a PFD and check levels before paddling the river.

Fishing has been good when the rain has slacked off and allowed the water clarity to return a bit. Subsurface patterns have proven most effective, with the warmer temps keeping fish a bit more aggressive than usual for this time of year.


Hot Flies:

Home Invader, Yellow #4

Butzin’s Gamechanger, Fishscale White

Kreelex Minnow, Black/Purple #2