St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/7/15

Friday, November 1, 2013

(Fantastic) Fishing Report & Forecast

Most of you folks that have been on the water the past 10 days know the fishing has been very good. The bull redfish run has been one of the best that I’ve seen in nearly thirty years. Amazingly enough, the 1-2 year old reds are incredibly thick as well. These fish in the 14-18” range are everywhere! Trout have been thick one day and scattered the next. It may take several stops to locate them but they are here! The trout fishing has also been populated by a large number of yearling specks in the 9-11” range. There obviously has been an amazingly
successful spawn during the last year and a half. Today Charlie and I snuck out during the low and made a few stops only to find very small trout. With the wind honking out of the south-southwest we made a beeline for some calmer water hoping to find some flounder. With the water temps remaining around 70 we were pretty hopeful. We ended up with just over a dozen, including 6 pretty good ones we threw in the box. The amount of smaller flounder also speaks well of things to come with the flatties!

It looks like the tides will swell up a little these next 6 or 7 days and make fishing a little tricky, but starting about the 9th of November and until the end of the month (maybe 3 iffy days the 16th, 17th, and 18th around the full) the fishing should continue to be outstanding! For those chasing the bulls, the tides shouldn’t affect that bite. They’ll leave when they are good and ready. FYI, those wanting to take a dip on our beautiful beaches need to beware the jolt of the jelly!

By Tim Cutting

1 comment:

  1. Great report Captain! Sounds like the resource is thriving!