Winter Shallow Water Fun St. Simons Island

Scott OwensGeorgia Fishing Reports

Well the photos speak for themselves but I got the chance to head out on the water with a writer Doug Cutting from Sporting Clays Mag. to do a story about fishing and Cabin Bluff. Doug is an accomplished fisherman from the Southport NC area. He and I meshed and it was not 15 minutes into our ride to the fishing grounds that I learned he knew my dad. Wow is it a small world. Doug use to write for the Southport Post a local paper in his home town before moving to Charleston SC. My dad was heavily involved in the community and church in Southport and was a boat broker, sailor and fisherman. He and my dad had crossed paths in this small town on several occasions and like me my dad loved to talk and share stories. It was great to meet someone who knew my dad. I miss him and it has been almost 10 years since he passed. I wish he was still around to share some stories and to make new ones with me. I sure do miss him.

Back to fishing. Doug and I started off looking for floaters in the grass and as the tide fell found plenty of fish. We fished for about 4 hours and boated 8 big reds and a few back drum on fly. Doug told me he was ok with the fly rod but he was much better than he lead me to believe and made some really great casts and caught some awesome fish. It was one of those days the fish were shallow and the water was gin clear. It was a perfect day and I know dad was watching from above.

Captain Scott Owens and Capt. Rob Aldridge are licensed FULL TIME fishing guide offering our clients a life time of experience and over a decade fishing the Coastal Georgia and North Florida waters as full time guides. We are located less than an hour from Savannah or Jacksonville and offers clients fishing along the entire coast of Georgia as well as North Florida. These area’s include Cumberland Island Georgia – Jekyll Island Georgia – St. Simons Island Georgia – Sea Island Georgia – Little St. Simons Island – Brunswick Georgia & Sapelo Island Georgia as ell as Amelia Island, Florida and St. Augustine Florida. Captain Scott and Rob specializes in inshore, Nearshore, and Offshore light tackle and fly fishing trips. Charters can be arranged by calling 877-605-3474 or by email.