April/May Transition

Scott OwensGeorgia Fishing Reports

We talk about the transition time in fishing all the time. Here in Coastal Georgia spring brings our biggest changes to our weather and fishery. Things can happen quickly and unpredictably. As winter this year seemed to drag on and on we all have been seeing bits of the change but just when you thought everything would fire off, yet another front would back it up again. The good news is all of that is behind us, and fishing is really heating up all around along with our weather. I must say Myself and Captain Scott have been spoiled the past few weeks having our clients cast to tarpon and permit down in the lower keys (reports and pics coming soon), but the action here in Saint Simons Island Georgia is really turning up.

Offshore reports are coming in with solid catches of a wide array of species, from bluewater to the bottom dwellers with quite a few cobia around as well. Off the beaches, tripletail are still doing their thing, with the big sharks moving in to give you that workout you’ve been skipping out on.

Trout fishing has been really strong the past couple weeks and should heat back up now that the weather is becoming stable again. Reds are up in the shallows and some fish are starting to spend some time around shell bars and drop offs in creek systems including a surprise 40 inch red that a client landed on light tackle a couple weeks back. Fishing is good and getting better, so give us a call and get in on the action. -Capt. Rob