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..
Bull Redfish Guide – St. Simons Island – Jekyll Island – St. Marys, Georgia Lately I have been hearing stories about everyone catching Bull Redfish while I have been mostly targeting Trout and light tackle Redfish. Well the past several days I have been running one Bull Red trip after another and the bite has been anywhere between good and spectacular! The bite has been best when the weather has allowed us to get out in front of the island. Right now anything less than a double digit..
Capt. TJ and CGGA Friends Show Off Their Trophies This past weekend I had the honor of guiding Jimmy Jacobs and Polly Dean for the Rich Products Golden Isles Red Trout Celebrity Classic. Lately the fishing has been challenging but in the days leading up to the tournament it seemed that the river just wanted us to catch more fish. The water cleared up and the wind laid down. I had found a great school of Redfish prior to the tournament and knew that we could go to that spot as soon as the tide got right and get our..
As a fishing guide here at St. Simons Island, it’s not very often that I get to hit the water by myself. I really don’t prefer to fish alone but sometimes you just can’t find a short notice partner. Today was one of those days. I called my dad and a few of my fellow guides and they all had other commitments. With the upcoming Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Red Trout Tournament I wanted to get out there no matter what and start game planning a little bit. I wanted to cover some areas that I haven’t been in a while..
The best time of year for inshore fishing is coming up and it’s time to plan your trip. Right now the Bull Redfish are thick as well as Redfish in the 14 to 30 inch range. The Trout fishing has been tough but we have been making up for it with the great Redfish bite. In October expect the Bull Redfish bite to continue as well as the Trout fishing to pick up. We have had a lot of fresh water due to the heavy rains over the last couple of months but I expect that to clear up as..
Alright folks, the time has come for Bull Redfish trips! This is something that people come from all over the country to do and it isn’t hard to figure out why. On many days we catch double digit Redfish topping 40 inches! These big girls are here to spawn and they are great fun to catch (and release!). Here in Georgia we have a slot limit of 14 to 23 inches on Red Drum. I prefer to release all redfish but these big girls are definitely for sport only. Weekends in October are nearly booked up and there are a..
Coastal Georgia Fishing Report for August 2013 For the Tribune and Georgian Capt. TJ Cheek Unfortunately this is another report where I am complaining about the freshwater making the fishing difficult. There are some bright notes right now but I am sure that you have noticed that the water color and salinity are way off from normal. Just the other day I was at the marina when they tested the salinity at the surface. It was 2 parts per million and even though I have no idea what normal is, that just sounded bad. The only way to keep..
This is just a quick update on the recent fishing around St. Simons and Jekyll Island. We have been swamped like never before with new customers and it’s been tough to find the time to sit down and write a report. In my last report I talked about all the bad weather. Well, since then the weather has been beautiful! I guess if you complain long enough it will eventually go your way! The inshore fishing has been right on track for what we typically see this time of year; solid average catches with the occasional “holy smokes” stellar day.
For the Tribune and Georgian; This report isn’t an easy one to write. We have had some of the worst weather this July and it has seriously affected the fishing. When the wind hasn’t blown we’ve had to deal with thunderstorms. If we had a nice day, we still had to deal with all of the fresh water run-off causing the fish to move around. The good news is that there were a few things that happened to give us hope and this past week has shown promise of improvement. On several days in July the Tarpon fishing was epic.