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..
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..
Peak Inshore Fishing Time for Georgia Coast Although we have been plagued by wind, rain, and cold weather, the fishing has still been somewhere between good and excellent on most days. Except for a couple of days when the water clarity was pretty nasty due to a combination of weather factors and extreme tides we have been doing really well on both Trout and Redfish. For the next several weeks I expect that we will continue to have some great days as long as we can get decent weather during the prime tides. Sheepshead are starting to become a regular..
Coastal Georgia Fishing Report 4/18/14 It’s that time to keep me away from sharp objects. The weather so far this week SUCKS! Seriously? 25 knot winds every day? COME ON MAN! Tripletail Fishing Report I could go on for days about the weather, but I know you really want to hear about the fishing. This past weekend we mainly focused on Tripletail fishing. Word has definitely gotten out as there were probably 30 boats out there looking for Tripletail this weekend. The fish were popping up pretty decent on Saturday and we..
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..
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..
As published in the Tribune and Georgian: Coastal Georgia Fishing Report September Report / October Forecast Capt. TJ Cheek – Coastal Georgia Fishing Guide – St. Simons Island Lately the fishing has been interesting to say the least. The non-stop rain hasn’t given us any relief as far as the fresh water run-off goes, but I can’t say that the fishing has been bad. The Redfish bite has been excellent and the Bull Redfish have moved in. The Trout fishing has been pretty awful for the most part but it’s a lot easier to live with when you have such..
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..
The fishing continues to be outstanding for this time of year here in coastal Georgia. Once again the mild weather has kept water temperatures between 52 and 60 degrees which has helped keep inshore species such as Trout, Sheepshead, and Redfish active and happy. The Gulf Stream fishing has been excellent with great catches of Wahoo and Black Fin Tuna coming in to the docks. Nearshore the Sheepshead fishing is good but difficult due to the abundance of Black Sea Bass. What is yet to be seen is how the rain here and to the north of us will impact..