I get the question a lot from vacationers on St. Simons Island…what is inshore fishing? Inshore fishing is basically fishing inside of the beach line in the sounds, rivers, and bays.
Most inshore species are targeted with light spinning tackle and fly tackle. There are some fish that require heavier gear such as Tripletail, Bull Redfish, and Tarpon. Each of these can also be found near-shore (close to the beach, but not inshore).
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 as it involves a lot of casting and many baits have treble hooks. I’ve been hooked enough times to know that it isn’t much fun.
Most fish that you will catch while inshore fishing are edible and you are more than welcomed to keep them. Of course, we always appreciate catch and release. We thank everyone that respects our fishery enough to let our fish live to fight another day.
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.