St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/7/15

Sunday, March 27, 2011

St Simons Island Redfish Report 3-27-11

Had G.C. and Kathy from Waycross out on the boat today for some St Simons Island backcountry Redfishing.  The bite was very strong during the last of the outgoing.  G.C. and Kathy battled it out for bragging rights.  G.C. won the aggregate, but Kathy took home the big fish prize.  We kept 11 good keepers to get the grease stinking back in Waycross.  The water quality was very good, but we did have to fight a pretty stiff wind out of the south/west.  The Redfishing in the creeks has been pretty reliable, and the trout are starting to show in respectable numbers as well.  The key lately has been clean, moving water.  The bait is starting to show up in large numbers, and with this lack of freshwater intrusion the next two months should be spectacular, as the salinity levels will remain fairly strong even with rainfall.

Daniel has decided to domesticate a mud minnow, and has built him this comfy home:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baked Speckled Trout recipe--super easy

4 med. trout filets
1 sm. onion, sliced
1 lemon
1 bell pepper, sliced
1/2 stick butter
Garlic powder
Vegetable spray or garlic spray

Spray baking dish with vegetable spray or garlic spray. Place filets in dish; squeeze juice from lemon over fish. Slice butter into pats and place on top of fish. Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder, sliced onion, and bell pepper over fish. Let stand for 1/2 hour, then bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Speckled Trout Report 3-19-11

The kids had birthday parties today starting at 10:30, so we figured we could slip in two hours of trout fishing on the high tide.  With big tides and a FULL moon, we had our doubts, but after seeing Inshore31525's (Jeff) report from yesterday we were a little more optimistic.  We tried to get a topwater bite, but it never happened, and switched back to the lip divers.  Michelle caught one on about her third cast, and we figured it was gonna be a good bite.  We worked fairly hard for the next hour and a half and scratched out 5 more.  Ended up with 3 chunky keepers, and 3 shorts.  Gonna have to retire the "fighter" (fav lip diver)--the rocks, docks and trout have knocked the paint off of it!  Will trade for new trolling motor, if interested shoot me a PM 

Monday, March 14, 2011

St Simons Island Redfish Report 3-14-11

Had Bob from Brunswick out today, and with the strong Redfish bite we've been having here on St Simons Island, we decided to go to the well one more time.  The fish did not let us down.  While there are many schools of good fish in the area, not all have been eager to eat.  Thank goodness we have found some hungry ones, with many limits and releases over the past few weeks.  Bob and I worked on a couple good schools for a couple hours this morning and managed 10 nice slot Reds for the cooler and several releases of unders and overs, for a final count of just under 20 Reds.  At one point, we floated over a school of oversized Reds that literally bounced off the boat.  We were able to get back on these fish and pick a few off. 

It was a pleasure fishing with Bob, who has fished several of the same areas as I have up and down the East Coast.  I enjoyed listening to Bob's stories about the extensive fleet of boats he has owned and operated as well as the evolution of fishing tackle he has experienced over the years. 

While we are starting to catch a lot of fish on artificials, I still think the best bet for Redfish, until the water warms up a few more degrees, is live or cut bait.  With excellent tides and weather this week, the bite should continue to be outstanding.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Addition To the Fleet, and Her Maiden Voyage

Here's our new addition. She's got a 150 4 stroke Yammi and rides smooth and dry. It will give us a little extra needed seating capacity as well. Can't wait to annoint her with the holiest of slime!

Got a feeling this boat has some mojo. No lie, trout--first cast! Didn't fish long, as we have no trolling motor and no sufficient anchor for the Scout (don't tell USCG). Drifted and chunked the Bite A Bait Fighter (small lip diver). A very hungry fat flattie inhaled the Fighter, along with half a dozen trout! Boat ran like a dream, and performed even better. Gonna have to give Michelle credit, as we looked at a lot of boats before she decided she liked the lines on this one. I hate it when she's right...again!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

St Simons Island Fishing Report 3-5-11

 Had Justin and Tracy from Douglas, GA on the boat today for another Redfishing/Sightseeing tour. Our first stop on the tour yielded a fantastic Redfish bite with fish ranging from 15-22". We had quite a few pulled hooks, and a few break offs, but Justin and Tracy were excellent anglers and fought many of the fish out of some tight spots. Spring is definitely here, as a few stinkrays crashed the party as well. The wind blew pretty good from the east and kept us off of some of our open spots, but the creeks are still pretty fired up. We fished the last of the outgoing in water that was a little stained, but all in all quality was very good. Kept a few of the nicer slots for a fish fry for the folks back in Douglas. Thanks Justin and Tracy for a great day on the water.