St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/7/15

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Trout Bite Still Strong 1-7-12

Had a tall order to fill for Jeff Williams who is VP of the Golden Isles Chapter of the CCA.  Jeff brought his Dad Jeff Sr. and good friend Wade to see if we could crack the code deep jigging with artificials for trout. Jeff and gang have corked and jigged their way to loads of fish in the typical shell and grass presentations, but this would be something a little different for winter time patterns.  After the first few stops, I could almost hear those dreaded words forming in the back of my throat…”You should have been here yesterday”.  We finally hit pay dirt in 14 feet of water.  It was an absolute blast to watch the guys probe the bottom with the ¼ oz D.O.A shrimp.  Jeff and crew varied their retrieves between hops, twitches and crawls to figure the specks out.  I love this kind of fishing and at times it can be frustrating waiting for the lure to hit bottom, or even know if you are on bottom with such light presentations--and then to maintain contact in deep current, to feel that slight tap, and sink the hook before the trout lets go of the rubber shrimp can be challenging.  These guys figured it out and soon began filling the box!  We ended the day with just under 30 fish to the boat, half being solid 15-18 inch healthy chunks of spotted sea trout. You shoulda been here today…and yesterday.  Thanks guys, I had a great time!

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