Summer Fishing for Tarpon:
Summer Fishing is all about variety in the Golden Isles. Everything from Tarpon, monster jacks and sharks, to speckled seatrout are available to target in the summertime. Early starts bring abundant speckled trout action as these fish are schooled up in spawn mode. Flounder fishing really begins to heat up this time of year in addition to plenty of redfish, black drum, ladyfish and more in our inshore waters.
Nearshore action is wide open in the summer months with the arrival of acres of menhaden. For fast and furious action the 70+ pound blacktip and spinner sharks run the show behind the shrimp trawlers. Be ready for several days of sore arms after one of these trips. The real king of the season however is the mighty Tarpon. A large concentration of tarpon spend the summer months off the coasts of Sea Island, Jekyll, Cumberland, and Saint Simons Island. These fish are of the larger variety and are sure to test both anglers and tackle to the max. There is no better strike in all of fishing than that of a tarpon.
Another tackle testing brute that is a regular summer guest in coastal Georgia is the Jack Crevalle. These fish average 25-40 pounds and school on the surface with their dorsal fins exposed. They will annihilate a well placed topwater plug or fly, and are pound for pound one of the toughest fighting fish that swims.
Kids fishing remains strong this time of year with lots of 2-4 foot sharks as well as whiting just a short ride from the dock. A short 2-3 hour trip will provide great memories for years to come.