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Suwannee

Post by fishbone » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:50 am

Any of you guys ever tried the Suwannee Wilderness Trail?(series of river camps from Live Oak to pretty close to Steinhatchee I think). My father is from Live Oak and my mother is from Mayo (Day). I grew up hunting and fishing on the Suwannee. Thought it looked like a cool trip. Wondering how long it would take to do the whole run.
Many memories from that river.I have been in Atlanta area since 1970 . Born in Jville lived in Lake City before Atl. We always came down for hunting season and all vacations. I am hoping to be able to spend more time down here.I am retired now and can only golf so much.Fishin is way less stressful also.
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Re: Suwannee

Post by wanderingbob » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:50 am

My son has yaked from Georgia to the gulf twice ! Camped at many of the suggested sites and many times in farms . I have been wanting to do for many years but life gets in the way ! Maybe this summer ? I wonder how many camp sites disappear when the river is high , like now ?

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Re: Suwannee

Post by badweatherbiker » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:29 pm

local guy here grew up on the Withlaoochie and spent quite a bit of time on the Suwannee, I run from my home close to the Withlacoochie down to the Suwannee occasionally but have never went all the way to the gulf although I have friends that do it at least once or twice a year. Grew up in Madison but spent many years in Lake City and living back in Madison Co now.
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Re: Suwannee

Post by hammy » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:56 am

High water won't take as long.

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Re: Suwannee

Post by fishbone » Wed May 01, 2013 7:44 am

@badweatherbiker. I remember going to Madison with my Uncle Roy Bell to the tobacco auctions in Madison. I guess you know where Day town is huh ?
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Re: Suwannee

Post by badweatherbiker » Fri May 17, 2013 8:32 pm

yep, know where Day town is go through there occasionally. I guess the rivers here are still a no go, sewage from Lowndes county coming down the Withlacoochie into the Suwannee, I am going to give it a bit longer before I do any paddling/ fishing on the rivers.

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Re: Suwannee

Post by Qanine » Sat May 18, 2013 3:25 pm

badweatherbiker wrote:yep, know where Day town is go through there occasionally. I guess the rivers here are still a no go, sewage from Lowndes county coming down the Withlacoochie into the Suwannee, I am going to give it a bit longer before I do any paddling/ fishing on the rivers.

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Re: Suwannee

Post by fishbone » Tue May 21, 2013 6:56 am

badweatherbiker wrote:"yep, know where Day town is go through there occasionally." I guess the rivers here are still a no go, sewage from Lowndes county coming down the Withlacoochie into the Suwannee, I am going to give it a bit longer before I do any paddling/ fishing on the rivers.
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Re: Suwannee

Post by BloodyChamp » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:41 pm

I know about Day, Foley, O'Brien, Lee and every other 1 of those little pieces of heaven. I was a pecan buyer over there for years. I was probably the last ever country style pecan buyer over there, maybe even the last 1 in the world that ever managed to last the whole season as the business has changed just that much (people still try it but never make it through a season). I'm still a pecan farmer...I'll buy pecans when I see a chance to make money but that way of life is basically a thing of the past from both ends of the spectrum.

Anyway I can't say I know much about the fishing over there but I've definitely looked at all the cool rivers over all the bridges I drove over. The Suwanee in Ellaville is within my reach. I was thinking about trying it out tomorrow for the first time ever. I figured I would bream fish with live bait while keeping a look out for mullet since I'm always looking for a low key place for mullet. And O yeah the woman in the Mayo tackle shop back in the day was gorgeous lol!

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Re: Suwannee

Post by badweatherbiker » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:42 pm

BloodyChamp wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:41 pm
I know about Day, Foley, O'Brien, Lee and every other 1 of those little pieces of heaven. I was a pecan buyer over there for years. I was probably the last ever country style pecan buyer over there, maybe even the last 1 in the world that ever managed to last the whole season as the business has changed just that much (people still try it but never make it through a season). I'm still a pecan farmer...I'll buy pecans when I see a chance to make money but that way of life is basically a thing of the past from both ends of the spectrum.

Anyway I can't say I know much about the fishing over there but I've definitely looked at all the cool rivers over all the bridges I drove over. The Suwanee in Ellaville is within my reach. I was thinking about trying it out tomorrow for the first time ever. I figured I would bream fish with live bait while keeping a look out for mullet since I'm always looking for a low key place for mullet. And O yeah the woman in the Mayo tackle shop back in the day was gorgeous lol!
if you or anyone else is up for some fishing this year I am available most days during the week until around lunch time

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