Jekyll Island – St. Simons Island fishing report April 2018

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Jekyll Island – St. Simons Island fishing report April 2018

Hopefully after this next cold front coming up this weekend I can finally retire the longjohns for the season.  The good news is Spring has arrived here in the waters surrounding Jekyll Island, Saint Simons, and Cumberland Island Georgia.  This will be a quick Jekyll Island – St. Simons Island fishing report recap for the past few weeks.

Inshore Fishing

Water temps are creeping up and with just a few more degrees, things are really going to heat up and get consistent especially the inshore fishing.  We had some really solid redfish and trout action throughout march even with the typical windy conditions for the season.  April began with a bang, but this past week has been a real challenge inshore.  We have still been catching some very nice trout and reds even though finding clean water has been really difficult, so its a good thing that the tripletail are here and some really nice early season fish at that.  If you love the challenge of sight fishing, and have a touch of patience, now is the time to get that true trophy tripletail.

Jekyll Island Fishing Charters

Big Tripletail for Steve 4-18-18

St. Simons Island fishing charters

Sightcasting tripletail off Jekyll Island









With our influx of Spring breakers over the past few weeks, the other spring angling opportunities have really picked up as well.  You can’t have a spring Jekyll Island – St. Simons Island fishing report with out talking about the whiting bite.


Whiting and Bonnethead sharks are our primary targets on our 2-3 hour kids trips and the fishing has been excellent for these tasty bottom dwellers (whiting) over the past month.  The small sharks including bonnetheads and sharpnose have also really piled in to our beaches and sounds over the past few weeks.  These are great family trips and an excellent way to spend some quality time with the kids making memories.

Jekyll Island shark fishing

Southeastern Angling kids trips


When weather conditions allow us to get out there, the nearshore reefs have been wide open and the bite continues to be strong.  Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, Blues, and Sea Bass have been the regular customers.  Throw in a few Bull Redfish and a couple sand Tiger sharks up to 400# and you have had a typical day on the reef.  More shark species are showing up daily and Cobia will be a target of opportunity from now on.

Reef Fishing Jekyll Island

9 foot sand tiger shark released early April 2018

St. Simons Island reef fishing

Early April 2018 Bull Redfish


The overall bite for all species will continue to improve into May, with more and more species becoming available to target.  We are booking up well in advance so don’t wait to the last minute to set up your trip.  Tarpon season is also coming very soon so to Book your dates click here

-Capt. Rob

Cumberland Island fishing charters

South Georgia shallow water redfish

April 2018 redfish charters

Marty with a fat 28 incher

Jekyll Island Redfish charters

Redfish in South Georgia April 2018

St. Simons Island fishing charters

3/2018 Jekyll Island trout fishing