If you are staying on St. Simons Island and want to book a fishing guide, you’ve come to the right place. Capt. Tim specializes in light tackle and is a true local. If we were in the Keys, you could call him a “conch”. Capt. Tim explains some of the philosophy behind his business below:
“I enjoy the opportunity to take anyone fishing, whether they are farmers, students, or Fortune 500 CEOs. No matter where you are from, or what you do for a living, when you visit St. Simons Island you notice a certain form of “quiet luxury”. That is how I have designed my fishing charters. My goal as a fishing guide is to provide you with the best light tackle fishing experience in coastal Georgia, with a hint of island style and southern charm… even though I’m just a Georgia boy that grew up in a fishing family!
I want you to know that you booked the right guide from the minute you step on the boat until you leave smiling. When your children grow up, I want them to come back and bring their families to fish with me.
Our St. Simons Island departure location at 1 Gascoigne Pier Dr. is right in the heart of the best fishing St. Simons Island has to offer. We are just a few minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and we are right around the corner from some of the best backcountry fishing on the east coast.
St. Simons Island has a system of channels and sandbars right in front of the Island that creates some outstanding fish habitat. You will often see dozens of shrimpboats in the summer season just a stone’s throw from the beach. For these reasons, our Shark and Tarpon fishing in the summer months is as good as you will find anywhere.
We are also just a five minute boat ride from Jekyll Island, which is famous for its Tripletail fishery. People travel from up and down the coast each year just to fish for Tripletail at Jekyll Island. The best Tripletail fishing found anywhere will be within sight as soon as you step on the boat!
One of my favorite places to fish in Georgia is the Cumberland Island area. From St. Simons Island we are just a short boat ride from some of the most beautiful fishing areas on the Georgia coast. This area is loaded with great flats that see little fishing pressure and St. Simons Island is one of the closest places to it.
When you get back from your trip be sure to stop by Redfern Village where the crew at Catch 228 will cook your catch!