Our Jekyll Island departure location is just south of the tollbooth in between the marina and Summer Waves at the public boat launch.
Departing from Jekyll Island gives you the benefit of being very close to Cumberland Island which is one the best fisheries on the east coast in my opinion. Not only is it a short ride to Cumberland, but one of the best Tripletail fisheries in the world is right in front of Jekyll Island.
If you are walking on Driftwood beach and you notice dozens of fishing boats not more than a mile from the beach, you know its Tripletail season. Tripletail grow to over 30 pounds and put up an excellent fight on light tackle.
Jekyll Island is also known for its Shark fishery. Known as one of the largest breeding grounds in the world for Sharks, you can easily catch Sharks in the 100 pound range within just a couple miles of land. We land Bull Sharks in excess of 8 feet each Summer right behind the island.
Jekyll Island Fishing and her marsh and inshore areas are home to an amazing variety of wildlife, even Alligators! Shrimp grow in the grasses of the backwater. Fish lay eggs on the full moon tidal stages so that their eggs cling to marsh grasses, where they will be safe from predatory fish as they hatch. Jekyll Island Redfish spawn in our area during the Fall months. The Bull Redfish migrate to the beaches to eat menhaden and mullet and to lay eggs. After the spawn and during October, catching 5 to 15 Redfish, each weighing more than 30 pounds is common.
The St. simons and Jekyll Island offshore fishing areas are “under-fished and overlooked,” and we hope it stays that way! Artificial reefs create a habitat for an incredible variety of game fish. The murky water turns green about 10 miles offshore. It lightens to blue and becomes more and more clear as you travel east.
Georgia offshore fishing enjoys a great reputation for producing large
bottom fish and pelagics (migrating fish).