St Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island – Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Fly Fishing Coastal Georgia’s vast estuaries around St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Cumberland Island can be great year-round. Large concentrations of redfish offer some of the best fly fishing opportunities found on the east coast. Spring, summer, and fall offer some of the best tailing red drum fishing opportunities during spring tides in the southeast. With these large tides, fish push deep into the grass in search of food, becoming a great target for fly anglers. Check out Capt. Scott in action here on a tailing tide!
Winter months bring cooler temperatures and larger schools to shallow water flats. You can expect to be able to sight fish redfish in clear water with schools ranging from just a few fish to the hundreds. Winter is one of the best times to fish for red drum in Coastal Georgia. Coastal Georgia can be a fly fishing enthusiast’s dream with quiet flats that receive minimal pressure.
Fly Fishing for Tarpon
Tarpon start to show up in early June because of warm water temperatures and food. This is all part of their seasonal migration up the east coast. Large fish in the 70 to 150 pound range are common. Tarpon over 200 pounds are caught and released every year. These fish can be targeted using fly tackle in several situations from fish feeding on schools of bait, to laid up fish in small areas, as well as early morning rolling and tailing fish. Learning the habits of these amazing fish has taken decades of trial and error. Capt. Scott and his clients were the first to successfully and continuously catch tarpon on fly in Coastal Georgia. Now almost 10 years later he and Capt. Rob continue to put their clients on tarpon using fly tackle.
If you want to target schools of redfish, jacks, trout, or sight cast to triple tail, tarpon, or sharks Coastal Georgia and its barrier islands are where it’s at. Come and enjoy a day of fishing with the full time guides of Southeastern Angling that you will remember for a life time.
If you enjoy the hunt as well as the catch, you’re in the right place.
All skill levels are welcome. If needed, Our knowledgeable guides will patiently instruct beginning anglers and fly fisherman in search of taking their first fish on fly.
Orvis, Sage, and Hardy fly rods paired with Abel, Tibor, and Orvis reels are provided. Custom flies for your targeted species are also available. If you should decide to bring your own equipment, a 7-9 weight rod is perfect for any inshore fishing situation you will encounter. A 10-12 weight rod is ideal for fishing for tarpon, bull redfish, sharks, and other large targets.