Fishing Charter Report – What am I catching now?
Spring Break is almost here and the calendar is filling up quickly. If you have already booked a trip with me I want to thank you and I look forward to fishing with you.
For those of you that haven’t booked yet and you are wondering what I am catching on my fishing charters right now, you’ve come to the right place!
I’ve been focusing about 70% of my time fishing inshore for Trout and Sheepshead and about 30% fishing out on the reefs for Sheepshead and Sea Bass. This time of year the Sheepshead are in limbo between inshore and transitioning offshore, so I target them in both places.
The factor that determines which way I will go is a matter of what other fish we can catch successfully in addition to Sheepshead. When the tides are good and we catch catch some Trout, Redfish, or Black Drum inshore, I am doing that.
When it’s flat calm and I can take you to catch Sheepies on the reef and catch some Sea Bass, I am doing that.
Fishing Charter Forecast – What will we catch later?
So over the next few weeks we should start to see a few things happen. We’ll get some company on the reefs in the form of Bull Redfish, Summer Trout, and Bluefish. We’ll still be targeting Sheepshead and Sea Bass, but we’ll have a few other options as well. I love it.
Kids Fishing Trips out of St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island
I’ll also be starting to run a lot more Kids Fishing Trips during Spring break. The timing couldn’t be better as we’ll start seeing some bigger Whiting to target and the Bull Redfish should start to hang around close to the beach again. Smaller sharks and Bluefish should also be available during Spring break fishing trips.
Whiting aren’t just for kids. When the prime time starts, you can go out and catch dozens of them on a short trip and they are great to eat. If you just want to bend a rod and take some tasty treats home with you, you might want to consider this option. It’s not quite time as of this blog post, so if you want to do this, just give me a call or email me and I’ll let you know if it is worth doing.
If you are planning to come at the end of March or in April, it should be safe to assume that we can do this.
Tripletail fishing… my favorite!
In April we should also see the return of what is possibly my favorite fish of all time to target… Tripletail. I cannot stress enough that if you are wanting to book a Tripletail trip for late April or May that you need to book now. April’s calendar is filling up fast and May is right behind it.
I can’t wait to see you on the water. Keep coming back and checking the fishing reports or check out my weekly podcast for the most up to date information.
Capt. TJ Cheek
St. Simons Island Fishing Guide