Fishing Charters with The Georgia Fishing Company
Fishing Charters We Offer
What is a guided fishing trip? Different people may define it in different ways, but I see it quite simply. From our first conversation, we try to make sure that you have the best fishing experience possible. This means giving you a reasonable idea of what to expect and asking you questions to help determine what will suit you best. Every season of the year has its strengths and weaknesses and it’s our job to match your goals with the best offering of that particular season. In our opinion, this is where the “guided experience” starts.
Below you will find the different types of fishing that we offer and the best times of year to experience them. Please keep in mind that reef fishing is very weather dependent. We do our best to get you out there but sometimes the seas just don’t agree. If it looks like we have some other options prior to your trip we’ll be sure to let you know and give you the option of doing that instead. Often times unexpected opportunities will present themselves while we are out on the water and we’ll certainly take advantage of that. Below is a guide to what is reliable and isn’t inclusive of every possibility.
Best time of yearSeptember through February
When not to bookMarch / April
Best time of yearMay through September
When not to bookOctober through April
Best time of yearJuly and August
When not to bookOctober through May
Bull Redfish Fishing
Best time of yearOctober – early November / Late April – early May
When not to bookAny time other than the above
Best time of yearMarch through November
When not to bookDecember through February
Best time of yearFebruary through June
When not to bookBook any time, but ask what’s running.
Flood Tide / Backwater
Best time of yearApril through October
When not to bookMid-November through March (flood tide only)
Best time of yearMarch /April / May
When not to bookNovember through February
Fishing Charter Prices
Prices cover two people. Add $50 for each additional person. Shark fishing charters, Bull Redfish charters, and kids fishing charters offer a maximum of 6 anglers. All other trips offer a maximum of 4 anglers. I recommend the smallest group possible to maximize options and opportunities.
4 hours: $500
6 hours: $650
8 hours: $800
Kids Fishing Charter Prices
Prices cover first 3 anglers. Add $25 for each additional angler. 6 anglers maximum,
2 hours: $300
3 hours: $400
What is provided?
- Rods and Reels
- Drink Cooler with Ice and Bottled Water
- Fish Cleaning
What should you bring?
- Your Drinks and Snacks
- Sun Protective Clothing
- Sunscreen (Coppertone and spray sunscreen will turn my boat orange. Please avoid)
- Polarized sunglasses (Even cheap ones from a gas station are better than non-polarized glasses)
- If you have a life jacket that fits your child just right, I recommend bringing it. My life jackets are meant to fit “most” but may not be a comfortable fit for your child.
What time do we depart?
Usually at 8 AM for morning trips although sometimes we will push departure back to 8:30 or 9:00 or forward to a daylight departure according to tides or the type of fish we are targeting. We’ll firm the time up the night before your trip.
How do I book a trip?
Just give us a call or fill out the form on the contact page. We’ll discuss your options and decide on the best type of trip and the best date. Once you’ve decided on a date and trip we’ll need a few things to reserve your date.
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Number of Anglers In Your Group
- Credit Card Number
Do you charge my card before the trip?
No. It is held on file in lieu of a deposit. That way if we need to cancel for weather there is no need to issue a refund. If you want to use your card to pay for the trip just bring it with you and we will settle up at the end of your trip.
What is your cancellation policy?
We retain your credit card information instead of requiring a deposit. This is for your convenience and we are able to do this because for years it has not been a major issue. However, it is our policy that if you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled trip, your card will be charged 50% of the price of your trip. If we are able to re-book that day we will gladly refund the charge.
Sometimes people call and ask to be “penciled in” or ask questions as if they might change their mind. Please keep in mind that once we lose a day of pay our guides can never get it back. This is how we earn our living and each day is very valuable to us. We cannot pencil anyone in and we hope that you will respect our time and the livelihoods of our guides and their families enough to keep your word once you schedule a trip.
In the event of foul weather the captain will make the final call. If it looks like it will be unsafe or the weather will affect the fishing to the point that it isn’t feasible, they will contact you as soon as they possibly can to let you know. We will do our best to give you the most notice we possibly can if the weather won’t allow us to fish. The guide makes the final call in regards to weather, but we assure you we have your best interest at heart.
How far ahead should I book my trip?
Of course, the sooner you book the higher the chances are of your date being available. In the peak season from April through Labor Day we book up quickly but with multiple boats we almost always have an option for you. If you have limited days that you can fish I would try to book at least 2 months ahead. If you are flexible we can usually fit you in within a week or two. Please give us a call anyway even if it is last minute. Sometimes days just don’t book for some reason and sometimes there are cancellations. If we don’t have an open day we are always happy to help you find a qualified guide.
What kind of boat do you have?
Capt. TJ runs a 24 foot Everglades center console equipped with a 300 Yamaha motor, 36 volt trolling motor, Simrad electronics, T-top, and top of the line tackle.
Capt. Tim runs a 22 Pathfinder bay boat powered by a 150 Yamaha and a 24 volt trolling motor. This boat is light and nimble in order to get in the backwater where many larger boats can’t go.
Capt. Jeff runs a 23 foot Pathfinder bay boat powered by a 250 Yamaha SHO and equipped with iPilot trolling motor, Power Pole, and Garmin electronics.
Capt. Aaron runs an 18 ft Cayo skiff, specially designed for quietly stalking Redfish in the shallowest of backwaters. Our Cayo skiff is powered by a 60 Mercury and equipped with a Stiffy push pole, removable trolling motor, and Power Pole.
What about tipping?
While a tip is just that, something extra beyond the agreed upon price, it is a major portion of how guides make a living. We have spent decades finding ways to exceed your expectations. We burn a little extra gas to find something that is actually worth paying for. We take extra bait because we anticipate success. That is why tips are appreciated, because we give them right back to our customers by spending them on gas, better equipment, and extra bait. Customary tips are 10-20%.
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What else do you need to know?
We’ve tried to give you the most important information on this page. However, there are some older pages that have additional information on them. If you’d like to keep reading, try the following pages or check out our fishing reports.