Georgia Fishing Report May, 2022

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Georgia Fishing Report for May, 2022 discussing inshore and nearshore fishing

WOW it’s May, 1st and we can’t be more happy to put a windy and rainy April behind us!! In this “Georgia Fishing Report May 2022 inshore and nearshore”  I’m going to talk about Inshore and Near-Shore fishing techniques as well as to expect in the months to come.

As most of you reading this no social media has become one of the most important ways to advertise in the outdoor industry next to word of mouth and referrals. For those of you that follow our Instagram page  @Southeastern_Angling (click HERE to follow) you see photos of Fish with short descriptions but really have no idea if those were caught currently or in the past. Instagram for our company is just a form of advertising. What do we mean by that you ask? Well that means we may post pictures from last year or yesterday so we always encourage everyone to visit our website and look at our latest fishing reports.  We try to do fishing reports every month or so but during the busy time that becomes very difficult as you can imagine. So before we get that busy I wanted to get a report out for everyone to read.


This is as I have said in many previous reports one of my favorite times of year to be up at daylight with great clients slinging top water plugs anticipating big bites. It’s not normally a quantity thing but more quality.  Anyone who has ever caught fish on top water plugs knows this is one of the most exciting ways next to Site fishing to catch fish. My favorite plug is the Mirrolure Top Dog Junior in gold and black most mornings. I really like the gold with our stained water and I found it to be much more productive than chrome or silver. You can pick these up HERE

Obviously getting up before daylight isn’t for everyone especially when they’re on vacation with family.  No worries as our normal leave times for Inshore trips is around 7:30 AM. These trips are pretty standard 4, 6, or 8 hour guides charters.  Use a variety of dates which include live shrimp, mudminnows, and all types of artificial lures. Fishing with a popping cork and a 7’6″ medium light action spinning rod produce is a good time with speckle trout, black drum, flounder, and red drum. Other techniques are using a weighted jig head and live shrimp on a 7 foot medium light spinning rod both made by St. Croix rods and hold Shimano reels.

We pick up from St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, or on the main land at Blythe Island State Park. Equipment and rates can be found by clicking HERE

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Near Shore

The Nearshore bite on days that we could get out in the ocean when the wind wasn’t blowing and the seas weren’t too rough has been awesome!  I can’t remember a time when we were catching so many different species and the quality of fish was this good. Red Snapper, Sheepshead, Trigger Fish, Black Sea Bass, Cobia, Triple Tail, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Spadefish, and so much more are all within sight of the beach!

We prefer light tackle for targeting all these species both spinning and conventional.  Baits include artificial lures such and diamond and butterfly jigs, cobia lures and an array of epoxy lures and topwater plugs.

Live bait such as shrimp, fiddler crabs, and poggies are all great. Most of winter and early spring I have used fiddlers and live shrimp and had tremendous success. We also use squid and other cut bait which work well for certain species but not as good as live bait most of the time. Our preferred rigs are fluorocarbon leader’s about 4 feet long in the 20 to 30 pound range.  I rig these up as a knocker rig which I discussed in my previous fishing report HERE.

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Tarpon Time!!

It won’t be long now and we still have quite a few days open for the 2022 tarpon season.  Whether your light tackle fishing with lures, bait fishing, or fly fishing we’ve got you covered. If you are interested in discussing a specialty Tarpon- trip with one of our professional tarpon guides please give us a call and we can fill you in on the details. It’s our favorite time of year and we want to share it with you so call or email us and lets get fishing!!

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Kids and Family Trips. Georgia Fishing 2022

We can’t forget about our future anglers and their families. If you were wanting to get your kids out on the water for some excitement catching sharks, Whiting, rays, and more then give us a call! We have very comfortable boats with abundant shade and high sides just for your little ones. Let our captain share their passion with your family or one of our two or three our kid friendly trips.

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Well this sums up this Coastal Georgia fishing report. Most of you know we fish out of the Golden Isles of Coastal Georgia. This area includes Brunswick Georgia, Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Cumberland Island.  We are full-time fishing guides and have a combined experience of over 60 years as full time fishing guides. We fish year-round here in Coastal Georgia and offer everything from specialty fly fishing trips to Sunset family cruises and dolphin watching.

We cater to single anglers all the way up to corporate and large multi boat group trips.  We offer Fly casting sessions, team building trips, family and kids outings and fishing lessons.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 912-270-7300 or email us at

2020, 2021, and 2022 have been crazy years but on a positive note the fish are still biting and we can get you out of cell phone range to relax! This craziness will only affect you if you let it so lets get on the boat and go live life like we should laughing and smiling! Tight lines and big fish


Georgia Fishing 2022
Capt. Scott