Fishing Charter Update for Near Shore Reef Fishing St. Simons Island

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Fishing Charter Update for Spring.

Spring is right around the corner and this weeks warm spell and light winds allowed us to venture offshore to some of the artificial reefs and wrecks that litter the Georgia Coast.  Seas were pleasant and we made great time going out and ended up about 20-30 miles out.  Our target Species were Black Sea Bass, Bull Reds, and other bottom species.  We left the dock with an arsenal of rods and tackle.  After marking some great bottom we dropped a couple Lucanus 4 1/2 oz. jigs and immediately doubled up. The Sea Bass were abundant and we caught them every time we dropped down as well as Bull Reds, Snapper, and others.  Our preferred way to fish for these wreck and reef fish are Chicken Rigs for bait, small diamond, lucanus, and butterfly jigs as well as large Buck Tails.  If you are looking for a trip that is great for the family and filled with action our near shore trips are fantastic.  Don’t forget to call and book your spring break and summer vacation activities in advance.  877-605-3474.

Capt. Scott

Fishing Charter Update for Near Shore Reef Fishing Coastal Georgia St. Simons Island

The harvest of red snapper has been closed for over 5 years and stocks are sustained. Juveniles like this one are abundant.

Fishing Charter Update for Near Shore Reef Fishing Coastal Georgia St. Simons Island

Bull Reds Frequent offshore wrecks and reefs in winter months.

Fishing Charter Update for Near Shore Reef Fishing Coastal Georgia St. Simons Island

Black Sea Bass are very abundant and make incredible table fare!

Fishing Charter Update for Near Shore Reef Fishing Coastal Georgia St. Simons Island

Catching 2 “legal” Black Sea Bass on one lure is a plus but not uncommon.

Fishing Charter Update for Near Shore Reef Fishing Coastal Georgia St. Simons Island

What a Simrad bottom machine needs to look like when you are on the fish.