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, our adrenaline starts pumping. New tackle is being purchased, boats are receiving their Spring maintenance, the reservation phone is buzzing and we are getting excited about the 2017 season.
In March we will continue to fish inshore for Trout. Kid’s Trips are popular for the youngsters to enjoy catching Whiting and small Shark. The nearshore reef offers clients the opportunity to fish for Black Sea Bass, Bull Reds and Sheepshead. As we move into April and the weather warms, the Bull Reds will start moving in around the inlets and Triple Tail should start showing up toward the latter half of the month.
May, June, July and August are always BIG months for SHARK and Kid’s Trip. Both of these trips allow us to take up to 6 people in your group/family out for big and small adventures. Shark trips offer friendly competition between the anglers as well as bragging rights and memories to last a lifetime. The Kid’s Trips are designed to excite and engage children under the age of 12 in the saltwater experience. And hopefully keep them coming back to fish the Golden Isles when they have children of their own.
Tarpon charters start to crank up in July and each year the Tarpon season brings back many anglers trying to surpass their efforts from the year before. The hunt, the fight and the acrobatic show of this migrating fish can be habit forming and humbling. It is an experience like no other when that monster eats the bait, the rod bends, the drag screams and the battle begins between man and fish. The winner is to be determined as both you and the Tarpon are tired, sore and in need of oxygen at the end of the fight and each contemplates future encounters on the salt water battlefield.
Whether you feel more comfortable fishing in our rivers or close to the marshes and shore, or if you can’t wait to feel that monster Shark or Tarpon on the end of your line, please give us a call to reserve a date for you and your friends and family.
We look forward to seeing our returning clients as well as meeting new ones this season.