GIFP: Episode 10 | Tripletail Finally Here | Ocean Coming to Life

Fishing report for St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Brunswick, GA

Tripletail Fishing in Georgia has finally kicked off! That’s the biggest news in this week’s fishing podcast. There has been a lot of overall improvement in the fishing, but by far my favorite part of this week’s news is the arrival of the Tripletail. The first fish to arrive are almost always the biggest that you will see for the season on average. The later it gets in the season, the more small fish you will see. It also seems that you will see less big fish. This year has been no different so far as the fish that are..

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GIFP: Ep. 9 | Whiting Time! | Good Pier Fishing | Prepping for Tripletail

This week I just have to apologize. I didn’t really get on the phone and gather up the report like I would like to due to being sick. I had to get my dad to cover my trips for me, and I’ve been down for the count. So this podcast might be a little rough. The good news is that the Whiting are here and the average size has improved dramatically. Yesterday (Thursday) we were able to catch close to 100 on 2 Kids Fishing trips and they were mostly nice fish. The Trout fishing continues to be tough. The..

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GIFP: Ep. 8 | Sea Bass | Sight Fishing | Redfish Tips | Inshore Chumming

Kids Fishing Trips St. Simons

Golden Isles Fishing Podcast Episode 8: Sushi Fastballs, Peeled Prawns, and Warm Up Already! Sushi fastballs? Really? Yeah… it’s just a way that I have described this phenomenon to my customers in the past and it seemed to resonate with them and help improve their angling skills so I figured I would share it in this podcast. But yeah, it’s kind of weird. Capt. TJ Cheek’s Podcast Fishing Report for St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Brunswick, GA Here is a quick summary of the podcast, just give it a listen for all the details. In this report I talk..

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St. Simons Island Fishing Report – Spring Fishing Guide

Spring Fishing Guide for St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island Fishing Charters Now that Spring is springing, we are starting to see some cool stuff happening. The water temps are rising and what is hopefully the last real cold snap is about to pass through. If I have my way, this will be the last of the cold weather and the water temps can get into the 60s and stay there. So what does this mean for you as a customer? More opportunities. Right now I am focusing on two things; reef fishing and inshore fishing. On the reefs we..

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Golden Isles Fishing Podcast – Episode 7 – Gonna Have to Work for It

Fishing Guide

The hardest thing about doing these podcasts so far is finding new things to talk about when there just isn’t much changing. Maybe the water temperature ticks up a degree or two, or the tides are a bit better, or the fishing was just a little better than the week before. Sometimes I think I just end up repeating myself. This week, it’s even tougher. The fishing and weather were not cooperative and that just makes this a tough fishing report to deliver, but I guess you have to take the good with the bad. Last weekend we moved around..

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Golden Isles Fishing Podcast: Episode 6 – Trout, Sheepshead, Bull Redfish

Fishing report for St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Brunswick, GA

In spite of the winds that we have had late this week, the fishing has been quite good. Early in the week we had some awesome days to get offshore with some flat calm seas. The Trout bite is still good, but not widespread. The water clarity seems to be best around St. Simons Sound, while most areas to the north and south seem to have a lot of freshwater run off. We are catching most of our Trout in 8 to 15 feet of water around low tide on live shrimp. Sheepshead are being caught in the same areas..

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Golden Isles Fishing Podcast: Episode 5 – Good Tides at St. Simons Island

Fishing report for St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Brunswick, GA

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..

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What are We Catching Now and Later? St. Simons Fishing Report

Guided Fishing Trip in Georgia

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..

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Capt. TJ Cheek’s Fishing Podcast – Episode 4 – February 28th, 2014

St. Simons Fishing Charters

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..

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St. Simons Island Fishing Charter Report for February

Capt. TJ Cheek

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..

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