What Our Customers Say

    5 out of 5 stars
    On August 11th, 2018, we booked a 3 man trip for tarpon with Captain Scott Owens. I had read solid reviews and knew that we would likely find a few tarpon, but I had no idea how amazing of an adventure we were in for! Scott covered a ton of water to get us onto the hot fishing. Once we arrived, he almost instantly spotted a large school of yellow tail jacks. We quickly hooked up on DOAs and the fights were on! All 3 of us caught multiple jacks that ranged upwards of 40 pounds and were pound for pound one of the best fighting fish in the ocean! From there, we moved into the tarpon grounds and I was absolutely amazed by the number of fish we were seeing. Once we found the bait and settled in, the ocean seemed to be exploding with bait fish popping, spinner sharks breaching out of the water and our prized tarpon lazily rolling. These were relaxed fish doing their thing. This is not something you would expect to experience on the crowded coast. Captain Scott's experience, drive and insane skills allowed my father in law to achieve the newly minted "Georgia big game slam" of tarpon, bull redfish and jacks in the same day! Unreal experience we will never forget! We'll be back read more Patrick M.
    5 out of 5 stars
    I booked a tarpon trip with Captain Rob in July and couldn’t have been more satisfied with our charter. Captain Rob was very experienced and knew exactly where the fish would be. He is a great guy dedicated to helping you catch the fish you are looking for, and in our case accomplishing the dream of catching a huge tarpon! We loved our experience with Southeastern Angling and couldn’t have asked for a better fishing trip. read more Abby M.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Great time on the water for a kids fish. Both my 10 yes old son and my 7 yr old daughter had a wonderful time. Plenty of fish to be caught and boated. Knowledgeable guide not only about the water but about the species and where more than willing to educate the kids. Plenty of fish caught too. Will definitely be coming back again!!!!! read more Jay J.
(March - May)

Spring is a time of transition in Coastal Georgia. As the days get longer and temperatures rise, abundant forage...
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(June - August)

Variety is the name of the game in the Golden Isles in the summertime. Early starts bring abundant speckled trout...
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(September - November)

The fall season is without a doubt one of the best times to experience incredible action both inshore and nearshore...
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(December - February)

The winter months in the Golden Isles are often overlooked from a fishing standpoint, however this unique time of the...
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St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island Fishing Charters

St. Simons Island

Captain Scott and the host of Flats Class TV with a pair of St. Simons Island redfish.

Welcome to Southeastern Angling, Coastal Georgia’s premier light tackle and fly fishing guide service.  Based out of St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, Southeastern Angling was formed when full time guides Captain Scott Owens  and Captain Rob Aldridge got together over 10 years ago and saw the need to provide a top notch professional fishing charter service here in the Golden Isles and Florida. The Golden Isles consists of several Coastal Georgia barrier islands. These including St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons Island. Southeastern Angling specializes in inshore and near-shore light tackle and fly fishing charters not only in Georgia but also in North Florida and the Florida Keys. Providing high quality skiffs and bay boats from 16 to 24 feet, they have the perfect tools to chase a wide array of fish in many areas around St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and The Florida Keys. All Guides are full time and offer a lifetime of experience and knowledge.

Whether you are a seasoned fly angler, or a family seeking an enjoyable day on the water here in Coastal Georgia or the Florida Keys, Southeastern Angling offers trips catered to each individual need! Make sure to check out the Georgia and Florida Keys fishing report pages where you can brows through over 15 years of fishing reports and great videos by their professionals guides!

St. Simons Island – Jekyll Island

Coastal Georgia has more saltwater marsh than anywhere else in the country. This expansive marsh makes up for nearly 1/3 of all of the saltwater marsh in the United States, and with a large tidal range that floods inland upwards of 20 miles from the coast, experience and knowledge of the ecosystem is key to consistently catching fish and most importantly your safety.

Southeastern Angling guides all have this experience and offer their clients inshore, near shore, and offshore light tackle and fly fishing charters in the waters around the area. They fish the waters around Sea Island, Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, Brunswick, and several other locations around Cumberland, St. Mary’s, Amelia Island, and Sapelo that provide access to less pressured waters.  In Florida they offer trips in the lower Keys and Everglades National park.

Primary departure points

Southeastern Angling’s fishing charters depart from convenient locations on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. In addition, pick ups on Cumberland Island, Sapelo Island, Brunswick, Darien, and St. Mary’s can be arranged.  Southeastern Angling’s St. Simons Island pick up location is only 3 miles from The Sea Island Cloister Hotel and Resorts.

Southeastern Angling’s  Guides practice catch and release with Red Drum.


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