It looks like we’ve seen the last of winter here at St. Simons Island and the Spring transition is in full swing. Our Trout bite has cooled off a bit, but as history shows it will only be temporary. Some winter remnants still remain such as Bull Redfish out on the reefs and we should continue to see them for a couple more weeks.
What is happening now is Sheepshead out on the reefs, Whiting in the rivers and on the beach, and any day now we will start seeing Tripletail. I talked to several people in Jacksonville that have been catching good numbers and quality Tripletail. This means that we should see them any second now.
After the Tripletail show up, the next thing we should see is Cobia. We typically see them showing up close to shore in May, but for those that want to make the ride to the towers you can see them in April as well. They are smoking the Cobes down in Canaveral right now so hopefully they put a little pep in their step and get on up here.
Also in May we typically see the start of the Trout bite on Cumberland Beach. This is easy and steady fishing and it isn’t uncommon to smoke down a limit on the beach.
Sharks will show up in May as well and last year I had some of my biggest Shark early in the season. Black Tips and Spinner Sharks between 80 and 130 pounds are the norm and a lot of people really like to combine these trips with Tripletail fishing or Cobia fishing.
If you’re interested in doing any of these things it is best to give me a call soon and get your day reserved. If I am booked I would be more than happy to set you up with another reputable guide from the Coastal Georgia Guides Association.
Until next time…
Capt. TJ Cheek