St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/7/15

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

St Simons Island Fishing Report June 2013

June brought us the first named storm of 2013 and with it a good shot of rain as well. Nevertheless, the warming waters brought redfish, trout, flounder, tripletails, jacks, ladyfish, bluefish, sheepshead, black drum, King Mackerel, black sea bass, cobia, tarpon and of course...SHARKS! St Simons Island is well known as one of the largest breeding zones for sharks on the planet and makes for some great light tackle shark fishing. Don't be fooled though, often you will need to bring out the big guns as the islands waters are full of bigger sharks in the 100-200 lb. range! The summer months in the Golden Isles may offer some of the best fishing for shear variety on the Atlantic Seaboard. See you on the water!


 By Captain Tim Cutting


Sunday, June 2, 2013

May Report/June Forecast 2013…Good Fishing!

Memorial Day week brought us a good shot of wind and high tides but a lot of nice reports came in over the holiday week as well as most of May. May started off a little slow, but as the water warmed the usual suspects started showing, including big sharks and cobia. The flounder bite has been a little behind, but big numbers of large trout and an abundance of triple tails filled in nicely. Surprisingly enough, very large bull whiting and bull redfish have been hanging around as well.
Turning the corner into June, we have some great water temps and clean water the next three weeks. Sea bass season opens Saturday June 1st, but it looks like Mother Nature is going to close the ocean this weekend. Along with the opening of sea bass, the nearshore and offshore structures will be holding triggers, bull reds, cobia, amberjacks, Spanish mackerel, spadefish, barracuda, sharks, bonito and beeliners . The kings should start migrating this way any day as the beaches off north Florida have been giving up a few nice ones already. There should be a couple of good weeks left for trout on some of our beaches this month. On the inshore scene trout will be readily available but don’t look for them to be stacked up like the beach bite. Move around often if you are not getting bit. The better trout bite will be on the higher end of the tide in the morning and evening. There will be some nice ones caught in deeper holes with float rigs at low tide as well. June mornings just before day light and evenings just before dark are prime for topwater plugs as well. For those who don’t mind fishing after dark, lighted docks will begin to hold a lot of trout. Our excellent flounder fishery is a little behind but should fire up pretty good this month. Now that the kids are out of school, plenty of sharks in all sizes will be available and easy to catch. This is a great way to get youngsters hooked on fishing! The triple tail fishing should remain strong this month too. Look for redfish in the usual haunts, but like the

trout, they won’t be schooled up nearly as tight as they are in the cooler months.
Here’s a few pics from some awesome anglers who toughed out some challenging conditions during Memorial week. We had an added bonus as the sight fishing conditions got really nice for Michelle on her day off earlier this week..(Usually it blows about 30 for Michelle) Michelle didn’t waste the opportunity as she hooked the first 7 fish we saw. We ended up releasing 9 triple tails and kept 2 for dinner. See you on the water!
By Tim Cutting