February is here and its one of our favorite times to shallow water fish and sight fish for redfish here in Coastal Georgia. St Simons Islands Fishing Guide Report February 2018 here we go!! Sure it’s cool out and mornings can be a little cold but this is the time of year when the waters around Coastal Georgia are clear and fish are shallow. Each year we fish our regular clients and struggle to get people out of the house because of hunting season as well as foot ball season but both are just about over and we want you to know how good the fishing is this time of year.
Imagine fishing in a swimming pool where there are 50-100 redfish cruising around the kids shallow end in water less than a foot deep. Now imagine yourself on the bow of a skiff watching these fish cruise around. Excited? You should be. Check this short video out and you will see a very small preview of what its like.
Now that you get an idea of how clean the waters are this time of year around St. Simons, Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island, and Coastal Georgia lets talk about other options. Trout also are still abundant and a knowledgeable guide can make sure you have a successful day fishing small areas sometimes way way back in creeks or up the rivers. Trout move to these areas for warmer water and food and are regardless the word on the street in colder months ready to eat.
Near Shore artificial reefs ranging from 8 to 20 miles out in the ocean hold abundant fish species such as Black Sea Bass, Summer Trout also know as Weak Fish, Bluefish, Huge Bull Red Drum, along with red snapper, Sand Tiger Sharks up to 10ft, and various other bottom fish.
So getting to the point February is a fantastic month to fish! Here are a few pictures from shallow water flats and near shore reefs. Enjoy……