The past few months of leisure fishing and unseasonably warm weather have been very enjoyable. We have been able to fish several times a month at a slower pace. December through February is generally our down time. It gives us a chance to catch our breath from the non-stop summer and fall fishing season. It is a chance to catch up on family time. Our bodies also appreciate the break from 4:30 AM wake up calls, daily boat washings, and the sun-up to sundown go-go-go. However, when March comes in like a lion and begins its exit as a lamb..
I’m happy to report that this go ’round there aren’t any substantial negative issues to talk about. The water has been clean (except for when it’s not supposed to be), the weather has been mostly pleasant although a bit hot, and the fish have been cooperative. Inshore Fishing Report Our main focus has been inshore fishing as of late. The Trout bite has been good but don’t expect easy limits like we see in the Fall and Winter months. We’ve been able to find nice mixed bags of Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum and the Ladyfish, Blues, and Jacks..
Finally… finally the awkward part of Spring seems to be over. It’s tough every year in the early Spring when you’re trying to figure out what the fish are doing when even they don’t know what they want to do. The water heats up, and then it cools down. The fish are here, now they’re there. It’s enough to make a guide want to throw in the towel. Now that we’ve reached and exceeded the magic number (65 degree water temps) we can get back to business and leave the dock with a great deal more confidence. The Tripletail are..
Now that it’s halfway through April we are getting back into the swing of the busy season. I have to say that I’m glad that March is over as it is one of the toughest months of the year to fish, and this one was exceptionally tough with abnormally low temps. April has brought in uptick in the fishing department but it has been no walk in the park. We’ve dealt with wind, dirty water, and rain almost all month. When the weather has cooperated, though, it has been pretty fun. April Fishing Top Pick – Tripletail Fishing As of..
Well it’s been a long winter and the warmer temps and calmer days seem to have anglers getting their plans made for Spring Break fishing trips. We’ve been fortunate to be busy the last couple of weeks and our time has been spent inshore fishing for Trout and Redfish, Whiting fishing on kids trips, and on the nearshore reefs on the nicer days fishing for Sheepshead. Spring Break Fishing Forecast for St. Simons Island I’ll give you the forecast for the next few weeks before I get into the report. Right now the inshore fishing is really inconsistent. One day..
Inshore and Offshore Fishing Report for St. Simons Island February can be a tough month to predict ahead of time, especially on the inshore side of the house. Each year seems to be different and can range from absolutely outstanding to down right brutal. This year seems to be somewhere in the middle but definitely above average. In January the inshore fishing was just tough. We were able to find fish but the weather put a damper on everything with high winds and rain. Couple that with some big tides and you have..
St. Simons Island Winter Fishing Report 2015 This winter season has had some highs and lows which have been dictated mostly by the weather. We’ve been hampered by some days of high winds, big tides, and rain. Between bouts with nasty weather we have been able to find some pretty good fishing. Inshore we are catching Trout, Redfish, and Sheepshead and on the reefs we are finding Sea Bass and Bull Reds. To find the fish inshore we need a few things to come together. First we need some favorable tides, preferably a day with a mid morning to mid-day..
Complete Tackle List For Inshore and Nearshore Fishing in Georgia Waters If you’re new to fishing in Georgia and you are overwhelmed by all of the tackle choices out there, this blog post is just for you. As a fishing guide here in Georgia, I have to keep my tackle simple but versatile. I can’t keep every lure known to man in my boat and I have to make sure that whatever I use, it’s simple enough for a novice to catch on quickly. For that reason, my tackle box might not be the treasure trove of cool stuff and..
We have been boatless for about 3 weeks while our new boat is being built and the Everglades was getting some warranty work done. That has limited our time on the water and given us a break to spend time with other hobbies like hunting. With that being said, we still know what’s going on out there! We’ve been fortunate enough to be invited on some trips with friends and spend some time fishing for ourselves. Here is what I can tell you… the Trout and Redfish bite has been really good and the Sheepshead fishing is getting better and..
July 1st Fishing Report from our Recent Charters The biggest news recently from our family has been the birth of our second child, Ethan Wallace Cheek! He was born on June 26th at 12:47 PM and weighed 7 pounds 10 oz. Check him out! Inshore Fishing Report Inshore fishing has been mostly good with some tough days and some stellar days mixed in. We have been fishing around Cumberland Beach as much as possible as the bite has been good and it’s some pretty easy action to get in to. Other days we have had to fish in the river..