Big Tides, Big Wind, Tough Fishing

Yesterday I had two of my regular customers out for an inshore fishing trip. These guys usually fish offshore with me but they wanted to try something new since the weather was way too bad to go out into the ocean. The hide tide was 8 feet and the low was negative 1.3 feet which is a lot of water to move in only 6 hours. With hard winds blowing from the east, I think some extra water was blown in as well.Inshore fishing at St. Simons Island

We worked our butts off to find a bite, but they were few and far between. My buddy Capt. Scott Owens was in the same area and we were even working in tandem over the radio to help each other find fish and eliminate water. We found a Trout bite about a third of the way into the outgoing tide but it didn’t last long.

All in all, given the conditions, it could have been a lot worse. This was the toughest day I’ve had in months but we still brought back fish and had a good time. Everything was against us and we even took some time out of the prime tides to tow some boaters back to the dock after they had engine troubles.towing a boat at St. Simons Island

The tides should return to normal by the weekend and it looks like the weather will be nice as well. I think the bite will get back to normal as the conditions improve.

To tight lines and better reports! Cheers!

Capt. TJ

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