Summer vacation might be coming to a close but the Tarpon fishing is just getting warmed up. We know that it’s time for the kids to head back to school but we’re thankful for a summer that brought us some great customers, decent weather, and some amazing fishing opportunities. Now that summer vacation is almost over, we’re setting our sights on one of our favorite times of year; Tarpon season. It’s time to get out there early, catch some Pogies, and put some giant silver dinosaurs in the air. You’ll never see a bunch of fishing guides happier to get..
This summer came in with a bang and it has continued to sizzle. We couldn’t be happier to have had the fortune of clean water, plenty of fish, and agreeable weather. It’s really a nice break to have some things line up in our favor. This is going to be a short and sweet report because the simple fact is that the fishing is hot and if you’re not here you’re missing out. Tarpon Fishing My favorite fish has been stealing the show lately. The Tarpon fishing has been really strong and I’m looking forward to watching it get even..
It’s way more fun to write fishing reports when there are so many things going on at the same time. This year we are seeing some of the best fishing we’ve seen in years. Inshore Fishing Report We’ve been catching loads of Trout and that has remained our main target. Cumberland Beach has been hot although the average size of the fish has been 13 inches or so. It’s hard to beat catching 100 or more fish in just a half day even if there are only 10 keepers in the mix. When quality is more important than quantity we..
One of the best things about the job that we get to do is knowing that no two days will be the same. At the same time, that is the one thing that can make this job tough! The bite changes, the clients change, and the weather changes. We have to constantly remain fluid and be willing to adapt to all of these changes. I recently had a customer that really put my ability to adapt to the test. We had an inshore trip scheduled to fish for Trout, Redfish, etc. and I had an arsenal of light tackle in..
So I’ve been getting a lot of calls from folks looking to book trips for this year. A common questions is “What will be biting for the time I’m here?” This isn’t always easy to answer as the fish do their own thing a lot of times and all we can do is base a guess off of what we have seen in years past. I’ll do my best to give you a guide for the best fish to target this year while you are staying at St. Simons Island or Jekyll Island. Since January is almost over, I’ll start..
Lately I’ve had several people ask me if I have stopped guiding. Let’s get that answer out of the way right off the bat. No. I’m still guiding, will continue to guide, and likely will stop guiding when I stop breathing. There is a story behind why some folks might think that I walked away from the business. For years I struggled with one major focus; being at the top of the heap in the fishing guide business here in Georgia. I worked like a maniac to get there and for the last few years I’ve enjoyed the fruits of..
When I was a kid my dad would take me fishing all the time. We weren’t rich. We didn’t have a nice boat. Hell… at times when didn’t even have a boat at all. We fished in anything ranging from neighborhood ponds to rivers and creeks. We didn’t have smart phones and we didn’t bring cameras to document each and every catch in order to provide proof of a successful day. In the summer time I would always spend a couple of weeks with my grandparents at their house on Hickory Bluff where they had a dock on Field Creek.
This season has certainly been weird as nothing has really been on schedule. The Tripletail showed up a little later than normal and never really were that impressive. The Tarpon fishing was good but never got really good. The Cobia run was a dud. Bull Redfish just sort of “sputtered”. The good news is that the Trout fishing has been strong and should continue to be strong. Thanksgiving week will have some brutal tides but I expect that a few days after the flood tides we should see some of the best Trout fishing of the year. Right now we..
It’s that time of year to catch trophy Redfish, also known as Bull Reds, Old Drum, or Bulls. We’ve obviously had some crazy weather but of course the big Reds don’t mind. It’s just a matter of having a day that we can safely and comfortably get to them. The good news is that there are Redfish to be caught in the rivers. On days where it is just too much to go out front we can fish safely in the river around rips and deep holes. Typically, in the river you don’t catch the numbers that you do on..
Sometimes making predictions about fishing can leave you looking a bit silly and I hesitate to say that any particular time is going to be good. The last thing that I want is for you to go burn your gas and waste your time because I said it would be a good time to go. Well I’m glad that my prediction in my last report has proven to be true. The inshore bite has been really good! We had some big tides around the first of the month and during the last week of the month we’ll have some big..