Inshore fishing in the St. Simons Island area is primarily done in the sounds (bays), rivers, and creeks. We also fish along the beach line during certain times of year. The primary tackle of choice is a spinning reel with a 7.5 to 8 foot rod spooled with braided line and rigged with a popping cork for live shrimp.
At times we’ll fish in shallow water in the 2 to 3 foot range and as the water temperatures begin to drop we find ourselves fishing in deeper and deeper waters up to 20 feet.
For people that want to take home some eating fish or those that just want to fish with a gorgeous tidal marsh backdrop, inshore fishing is an excellent choice. Experienced anglers will be fast to pick up on the techniques and our guides are always ready to help new anglers and even complete beginners on their first day.
The most popular species to target while inshore fishing at St. Simons Island or Jekyll Island are Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Tripletail. Each will take a live shrimp or minnow, but they will also eat artificial baits or fly.
Inshore trips are best if you keep your party to 4 anglers or less. If you prefer to use artificial baits, it is best to have the smallest group possible to give yourself some elbow room.
Please note that while we are happy to keep most species of inshore fish, we do not harvest Redfish. We’d be happy to do so, but in the last decade we’ve noticed a significant drop in the numbers of Redfish in the area and we want to do our part to allow the fishery to recover. We hope you understand.
Just let us know when you book your inshore fishing trip which type of tackle you prefer to use whether it is artificial baits, live bait, or fly. If you don’t know, don’t worry, we will still have plenty of tackle on the boat and we will guide you in the right direction to give you the best opportunity for success.
For inshore fishing rates please visit the charter information page by clicking here.