Episode 5 of the Golden Isles Fishing Podcast with Capt. TJ Cheek Not a lot has changed overall since last week’s episode in terms of what is biting and the best techniques to catch fish right now around St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. What is much different this weekend is that the tides are MUCH better compared to last weekend. During the 9 foot tides we dealt with this past weekend my customers were able to fight through and get on a great bite. The Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Flounder were all cooperative in spite of the..
Fishing Charter Report – What am I catching now? Spring Break is almost here and the calendar is filling up quickly. If you have already booked a trip with me I want to thank you and I look forward to fishing with you. For those of you that haven’t booked yet and you are wondering what I am catching on my fishing charters right now, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been focusing about 70% of my time fishing inshore for Trout and Sheepshead and about 30% fishing out on the..
Thanks for checking out episode 4 of the Golden Isles Fishing Podcast. Lately the fishing has been a bit tough around St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island but we have seen some improvements since last week’s podcast. The Trout fishing has been picking up slowly and the sheepshead fishing on the reefs has been improving as well. In this episode I talk about a few ways to make the most out of the big tides that we will deal with this weekend as well as a rig that I have been using successfully quite a bit lately. I break down..
Well we finally came through the nasty weather and had some spectacular days of calm weather… well except for Saturday the 15th… that was awful! We managed to get on some great fishing out on the reefs as well as inshore. On Friday the 14th I had a return customer that has fished with me for years and his lovely wife out on the water to chase some Trout and Sheepshead. We had plenty of both! To give you some back story, the first trip that Fred and Connie had with me was a total disaster. We managed to catch..
In this episode I recap a week that started out with gorgeous weather and degraded into some awful, windy, and dreary weather. The fishing is hot in certain areas, but it takes a good bit of work right now. You really have to do some moving around until you locate the fish. The forecast for the weekend doesn’t look too bad. Saturday might be a bit windy but Sunday looks like it is going to be gorgeous and probably the best day to venture offshore to do some Sea Bass and Sheepshead fishing. Monday looks great too if you happen..
A couple days ago I took one of my regular customers and his business associates out for some Sea Bass and Sheepshead fishing out of St. Simons Island. Every time he comes it seems that the wind blows fiercely and we have to go hide in a creek somewhere. His luck is crazy though, and we always seem to catch fish in spite of the odds being stacked against us. This time I woke up to calm winds, fog, and flat seas. Hmmm….. this isn’t right. Zac was flying in around noon and as I started to get the boat..
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..
I was a bit concerned that we just weren’t going to have the same stellar bite that we had last Fall and Winter. Really, it isn’t quite as good as it was but the main difference is that last year we caught limits of Trout on every trip for nearly 4 months! This year it just hasn’t been that way but this weekend proved to be on fire with 45 fish in the box in about 2 hours. Sometimes these little cold snaps turn our little spotted friends on and the fish whacking ensues. The Redfish bite has been persistent..
St. Simons Island Trout Fishing Report Well, if you keep up with my site you know that I usually don’t go this long between fishing reports. The fact is that the weather has been so horrible that there really hasn’t been much to write about. This week is the first time that we have had consecutive days of good weather in the last 3 weeks. With that being said, the Trout bite is on! If you fished with me last year around this time you probably remember catching limits of Trout in a matter of minutes. It’s not quite that..
Over the past week or so since my last blog I have mostly been fishing for Bull Redfish with my clients but I have had the opportunity on a couple of days to do some light tackle fishing for Trout and Redfish. Obviously the hot ticket right now is the big Reds, but the Trout fishing has been picking up steadily. We did have some big tides over the weekend that made Trout fishing a bit difficult but in spite of that we found some solid fish. One day in particular we were on a steady Trout bite around high..