Winter Fishing in Coastal Georgia:
The winter months in the Golden Isles are often overlooked from a fishing standpoint, however this unique time of the year can offer excellent angling opportunities. Weather patterns will dictate where to fish and what to fish for. It is not common for the fall inshore patterns to continue into January during mild seasons.
For the colder seasons, speckled trout will move deep into the creek and river systems and school in deeper water. On the proper tide stages the fishing can be red hot for trout. Redfish gather in tight schools, and with a clear sky and the clear water that winter usually provides, we experience the BEST sight casting conditions of the year. It is not uncommon to sight cast redfish in the 32-36 inch range in less than a foot of water.
Other winter inshore targets include Black Drum, Sheepshead, and even Striped Bass in our river systems.
Just offshore on the reefs and wrecks we have very nice Black Sea Bass and Bull Redfish that are eager to take a wide array of offerings. In similar areas we also catch weakfish, flounder, and Jumbo Sheepshead in late winter and early spring.