It seems that I always have to start my reports with a weather disclaimer, and this one is no different. We had a strong start to our Tarpon season this year only to get de-railed a bit recently. Every few days we’ve had a strong east or northeast wind and that really disrupts the bait and the fish. They typically spring right back, but we need a few days of good weather to really get things going again. That brings me to the first thing that I want to talk about in the report. Speaking with some of my fellow..
It’s quite possibly my favorite part of the season when the Tarpon really get into a pattern. While fishing for Tarpon certainly isn’t easy and you won’t get every one that you hook to the boat, it still gets my blood pumping. We’ve had a great start to this year’s Tarpon season and we’ve also had some stellar days with bonus Jack Crevalles. The Shark fishing is wide open as it should be as well. Let’s Start with the Tarpon Fishing This is all we really want to do this time of year. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea as..
Lately we’ve been running a mixture of trips. Right now it’s full blown vacation season which typically brings a lot of Shark fishing charters, but we’ve also been doing some heavy inshore fishing. First, for those of you that are reading this while considering a guided fishing trip, I’ll explain the best options and what that entails. Inshore fishing – This means that we’ll be fishing primarily in the sounds (you may call them bays) and rivers. We are doing some fishing along the beach line as well to target what are normally considered inshore species. You can expect to..
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..
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..
I’ve always really liked fishing in October. You get to experience the beginning of the Fall inshore bite and the warm water species are still around. This makes for a variety of options ranging from Bull Redfish, Trout, and smaller Redfish to Sharks, Tripletail, and the occasional Tarpon. Last month started with a bang but went on to drop some really nasty weather on us towards the end. Usually late September provides some stellar inshore fishing but we were just lucky to get out for a trip here and there. This month you can expect our focus to be on..
If you are planning to come fishing here in Georgia in September or October you are in luck as some of the best fishing of the year is during this time. You can find a wide variety of targets both big and small, edible and for sport only, and the weather can be very pleasant. Tarpon, Bull Redfish, Sharks, and Jack Crevalle When it comes to targeting big fish this time of year, these are the guys (and girls) we are after. Through September we will target Tarpon although we will shift our focus more and more to Bull Redfish..
It’s Tarpon Time in Georgia! We’ve already experienced some excellent Tarpon fishing this year as early as June. The fish are usually a bit harder to pattern early in the season but we have had some days where hundreds of Tarpon have been around the boat showing out. The trouble for me with Tarpon fishing early in the season is that most of the time I don’t have the clientele to really dig hard and work on the fish. It can take patience and a willingness to fail at times. During summer vacation there are..
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..
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..