The weather has tried its best to keep us tied up at the dock but we have managed to get out there in spite of it. Those that have been willing to brave a little wind have been rewarded with some awesome Trout topping 20 inches. This is the best time of year to catch big Trout and to sweeten the pot the Tripletail have finally arrived in good enough numbers to make it worth fishing for them.
During a couple of days that the wind didn’t blow we got out there to do some sight fishing for the Tripletail and were not disappointed as the fish were floating around pretty good. They seemed to be a bit finicky and it was hard to get them to eat. We seemed to be cursed as one fish managed to eat the shrimp right off of the hook while another had the bait stolen by a 3 foot Black Tip Shark!
That brings me to my next topic… it seems that there are some big sharks here! A few have been spotted free jumping and the fact that there was one willing to steal a shrimp from a Tripletail further proves that it is worth checking out. I have a couple of days off coming up and if the weather is decent I plan on trying to get out behind the shrimp boats to see for sure.
Back to the Trout… After the phenomenal Winter season we had it seems that we are in store for an equally epic Summer. In my opinion Spring is one of the toughest times of year to catch Trout consistently but most have been able to find their fair share with relative ease. This gets me excited to see what will happen in late May and through Summer.
Offshore things seem to be transitioning. I saw the first bait pod of the year about 15 miles offshore this past Thursday and I got a report of some Spanish Mackerel hanging out around 10 miles. There have been some Cobia and Amberjack hanging around the tower and I expect to see more on the reefs soon. Spadefish are all over G reef but it has been hard to find the cannonball jellyfish for bait.
Book soon for the weeks surrounding Memorial Day weekend as the calendar is filling up quickly.
Life is good!
Coastal Georgia Fishing Guide