Summer Tarpon Fishing Still Strong as is Inshore Trout and Redfish

Scott OwensGeorgia Fishing Reports

As summer runs its course and mother ocean teams up with mother nature and throws hurricane Irene towards the east coast I sit here thinking of the thousands of tarpon that fill the inlets and bays here in Coastal Georgia each year and wonder why today I’m not fishing. Well everyone needs a day off and today it looks like I may get a few due to the storm. So lets talk tarpon and whats been going on.

The tarpon showed up this year a little late but in big numbers. Filling the deep channels and open water rips and bars off the coast. Find the fish and success is immanent. Sight fishing this year has been good. As I stated in a post Will landed a nice fish on fly while we jumped and landed several on Strike King Shadalicious that same weekend. Capt. Rob put his clients on a big fish on fly over the weekend and had several other shots. He and I continue to work hard to find new areas that hold laid up fish which are eager to eat. Redfish continue to be worked hard and need a break. Some flats have been pressured so hard that the fish spook from the slightest noise or when a small bird flies over. Staying away from these flats has kind of been nice fishing newer waters and flats that might have been a little ride before are making for some great days on the water. I will be out fishing the flood tides caused by Irene this week while the beaches get pounded by her large swells. Trout of all sizes still in big numbers are still going stronge and anyone who tells you different is wrong. We have been averaging between 50 and 100 trout in a 6 hour trip mix that with redfish and flounder and the fishing for this time of year has been awesome. Fall is just around the corner and with the summer as good as it was I cant wait for the fishing that will come. Call now and lets get out and fish.


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