Sunday, May 6, 2012
St Simons Island Fishing April 2012
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to put together a report, so I thought I would put it into a “recap” of sorts. This has been a very interesting spring so far. First, and I’ve said it before, people that enjoy fishing have got to be the best folks in the world. I have been blessed with meeting and fishing with some really great folks. But back to the fishing. It seems that March and April switched places and saw the water temps rise and fall accordingly. The nearshore reefs experienced an explosion of sea bass, summer trout, bull reds, flounder, Spanish mackerel and even a few cobia. The spadefish and triggers have also shown up pretty good too. Inshore the triple tails and trout showed early and have been biting quite well. There have been quite a few limits of trout caught, and many fish are in the 16-18” class. While many triple tails are undersize, there are plenty of keepers on the beach. The flounder are here in earnest, and many schools of big redfish are roaming the shallows. When the tides reach 8 ft, there are plenty of tailing fish in the grass now as well. And as expected, there are many big sharks roaming our waters right now. This is a great time to jump on the boat as there are many opportunities for many different fish right now! You know when I fish I don’t like to leave anything on the table, and it seems like the music never stops…Here are a few pics from the last few weeks. Enjoy!