The Ohoopee is one of Georgia’s most pristine and peaceful rivers. This sandbar is located a few miles upriver from the Tattnall County Landing on land that is near the Big Hammock Natural Area. This is also the last area where the dunes which characterize the river for much of its course begin to transition to lower banks.
It’s often difficult to navigate as water levels are generally low, though a benefit to the paddler is that motorized traffic is usually at a minimum. I’ve kayaked it many times, from low to high water, and prefer it somewhere in the middle.
On one trip I found a Bluegill (aka Bream) (Lepomis macrochirus) spawning bed, with this male doing his best to attract a suitable female.
In low water, there are places where the river is scarcely a foot deep.
I’ve never fished here, but I’ve heard from several people that it’s excellent for catching bluegill.