I know it can be hard for some folks to find all of the information that they are looking for about fishing at St. Simons Island with a guide. The internet has given us a great resource to find so many things that we need every day. I know that here at St. Simons and Jekyll Island it can be frustrating to find rates and information without having to send out a bunch of emails or calling around. Here are some tips for selecting the right guide; Ask about his experience. There are a few guides that moved down here..
It looks like we’ve seen the last of winter here at St. Simons Island and the Spring transition is in full swing. Our Trout bite has cooled off a bit, but as history shows it will only be temporary. Some winter remnants still remain such as Bull Redfish out on the reefs and we should continue to see them for a couple more weeks. What is happening now is Sheepshead out on the reefs, Whiting in the rivers and on the beach, and any day now we will start seeing Tripletail. I talked to several people in Jacksonville that have..
We kind of saw this coming, but the fresh water that has pushed in due to the rain to our north has affected fishing recently. The big tides we are experiencing right now have pushed fresh water into areas that typically stay quite salty. The best way to combat this is to fish way up the rivers and creeks that see very little freshwater run off. I had to go 8 miles up river yesterday to find any decent water. Anything that was close to the mouth of the Satilla was just red stained fresh water. Around St. Simons Island..
Folks it’s been a rough week or so here on the coast. The wind has blown, it rained like crazy, and we haven’t seen the last of it yet. This has kept most of us tied up at the dock. A few of us have slipped out during moments of decent weather and have been able to get on some fish. The Trout are still around and the Redfish and Sheepshead are still biting. The good news is that some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. Towards the end of this month the Tripletail..
The fishing continues to be outstanding for this time of year here in coastal Georgia. Once again the mild weather has kept water temperatures between 52 and 60 degrees which has helped keep inshore species such as Trout, Sheepshead, and Redfish active and happy. The Gulf Stream fishing has been excellent with great catches of Wahoo and Black Fin Tuna coming in to the docks. Nearshore the Sheepshead fishing is good but difficult due to the abundance of Black Sea Bass. What is yet to be seen is how the rain here and to the north of us will impact..
As a fishing guide at St. Simons Island, GA, I have to be versatile. I might find myself at a wreck 15 miles offshore in the morning and then catching Trout up the rivers in the afternoon. After purchasing a 243 Everglades, I decided it was time to give the Minn Kota I-Pilot a try. I was a bit skeptical to say the least. We have tides that swing as much as 10 feet in just a 6 hour period which creates a lot of current to deal with, not to mention having a stiff wind from time to time.
I just picked up my new 243 Everglades and it has to go through the break in period before its first service, so naturally I went fishing. I called my dad up and we decided to run from Hickory Bluff, past Jekyll Island, all the way down the beach of Cumberland to the Fernandina Jetties. It was a great way to put some time on the boat and to see what it was really made of. It rode like a Cadillac, but when we got to the jetties the water looked awful and the wind was howling. We decided not..