St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/7/15

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/18/15

While the weather has warmed considerably, we have not changed our winter pattern of fishing. With waters still below 68 degrees, we've concentrated on redfish and speckled trout in deeper depths around low tide. Forage fish, shrimp, and crustaceans are still on the small side, so we have been matching the hatch with small finesse plastics, and opting for the smallest liveliest shrimp we can grab out of the bait well.  From 3/7 thru 3/16 we had anglers catch and release over a 100 speckled trout and red fish. At the end of the week we were met with slick seas and ran east to work over the near shore wrecks for black sea bass and we were not disappointed!  Anglers Warren Morgan and brother-in-law Charlie combined for nearly a hundred sea bass using jigs and cut bait.

With the water heating up, the range of species to be caught will increase dramatically, as sharks, whiting, triple tail, flounder and cobia, amongst others will join the mix. Feel free to e-mail us at for any tips or info if you are fishing the Golden Isles. We still have a few triple tail trips open in April and May for those looking to sight fish those floating prehistoric brawlers!

Friday, March 6, 2015

St Simons Island Fishing Report 3/6/15

While the water temperatures have not broke into the 60's yet, we've had some fantastic days of  near record warmth into the low 80's. That's not to say, like our friends in the northeast, that we haven't had our share of winter either. Yesterday we saw 82 degrees and tomorrow morning we have frost warnings! The fish haven't seemed to mind either way and have bit very well most days. We've been fortunate to have a full schedule the last two weeks where anglers had several double digit days on hard fighting redfish. The winter pattern has held, with the best bites centering around mid-day low tides. Working both live and artificial baits slowly along the bottom has triggered most of the action. The speckled trout bite is steady, and the amount of quality trout has been very good with many trout over 20". As temperatures rise, look for both trout and red fish to leave some of their deep creek winter haunts, and start feeding over shell and grass in open water. We've had a few large flounder show early, and I have a feeling this is only the beginning of what may be one of the best flounder runs we've seen in a while. We've had quite a few calls for the triple tail run which we will begin in a few short weeks, so be sure to book your triple tail

 trip soon for some of the best sight fishing on the East Coast!