Saint Simons Island fishing report February 2017

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St. Simons and Jekyll Island fishing report

Saint Simons Island fishing both inshore and nearshore remains strong for this springlike winter that we have been experiencing.  We are seeing lots of small speckled trout in the sounds and creek systems in recent weeks.  I believe the size limit change may have allowed for a larger spawning population last year and these abundant smaller fish indicate that we may have a fantastic summer and fall for trout fishing in 2017.  There are still some really nice trout around as well.  I am still finding plenty of 15-20 inch speckled trout deeper in the creek systems as is typical for this time of year.

Redfish don’t seemed to be as bunched up as they typically are in February, however we still managed some good catches in the intracoastal, creeks, and on the flats as well over the past couple of weeks.  Black drum, and a few flounder are being caught on the inside as well.

St. Simons Island fishing – Jekyll Island Fishing – Sea Island Fishing

Captain Scott and I ran several trips out to the nearshore reefs over the past week. Our anglers were greeted with a wide variety of hungry fish.  The usual seabass, bluefish, and summer trout (weakfish) were very abundant, along with big bull redfish, the occasional red snapper, and even some beautiful sand tiger sharks came out to play.

It’s that time of year to start seeing some black drum, flounder, and large sheepshead on the reefs as well.  Saint Simons Island fishing has plenty of good angling opportunities right now! Give us a call and take advantage of this great weather. Its not often in Coastal Georgia winters provides 80 degree days in addition to great fishing!

-Capt. Rob

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Bull redfish caught with Capt. Rob in Saint Simons Island Georgia

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Saint Simons Island redfishing

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Lots of bull redfish around the near shore wrecks and reefs off St. Simons Island Georgia.

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Saint Simons Island trout Fishing Southeastern Angling