St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island Fishing Report
Fishing Report for St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island Georgia Saltwater Fishing
May through August is time to get your fish on! It’s simply the best time of the year for fishing in coastal Georgia. Local water temperatures are on the rise and the summer season fishing has already fired off this year! Georgia saltwater fishing is always exciting as bait schools gather in masses while we ease into a summer fishing pattern with prevailing South and Southwest winds. This season is a great time to catch some really big fish right here in Coastal Georgia as usual. Popular saltwater species are on the menu in 2017 such as giant size Bull Redfish, insane Tarpon Fishing action, Spinner Shark Fishing and much more is on tap and already happening right now!
Why is the fishing so good in coastal Georgia?
St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island are joined to the south by Cumberland Island. These waters are home to the third largest shark breeding ground in the world. This portion of coastal Georgia is a hot spot for some of the best saltwater fishing in the country and here’s why. This trio of Islands and their relatively shallow waters is known as the Georgia bight. This bight or cove is carved westward from the ocean and provides the Islands sanctuary from the deep waters of the Atlantic gulfstream which flows nearly 70 miles east of the beaches. Migrating game fish and predators such as Tarpon, Black Tip Sharks, Cobia, King Mackerel and others invade these shallow waters each season to indulge on the bait fish migration along our coastal beaches, sounds, bays and rivers. This annual fish migration is the benchmark each spring, summer and fall.
Got Bait? A good bait supply means good fishing. This shallow shelf which is the Georgia coast provides refuge for countless schools of small baitfish such as Menhaden and Mullet along the local beaches, bays and sounds. Further offshore into the Atlantic, cigar minnows and Sardines gather in drove on the Georgia offshore reefs and buoys. This annual, stunning influx of baitfish each spring and summer season causes a snowball effect as migrating and resident game fish follow to feed on these massive bait schools. The end result is the finest live bait fishing available anywhere on the eastern seaboard.
What’s biting around Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island?
Batter up for monster size bull Redfish. Monster size Georgia Redfish are biting right now and they’re big and they mean business! Get on deck to battle with some of our coastal Georgia bulls! We’ll provide the fun bat so you can be a big hitter! These giant Redfish offer our customers the chance to catch some of the most fun and largest resident fish here around St. Simons and Jekyll Island. Fishing charters for these giant Redfish is the most popular trip we offer during the spring and early summer season each year. See the video below for an example of coastal Georgia’s late spring and summer long fishing. Also, be sure to see all the action packed fishing videos with Georgia Sport Fishing Charters.
Jekyll Island Fishing is where it’s at! Remember it’s not only St. Simons, it’s actually Jekyll Island that offers up the best Fishing in the area. Period. Most times, fishing charters leaving from St. Simons Island end up fishing around Jekyll Island, and that’s a fact. No matter where you fish, all the southeast Georgia coastal waters bring excellent saltwater fishing for all. Bring your family and/or children and friends along for the fishing charter of a lifetime. See more about fishing trips below.
Looking to Book a Fishing Charter? Georgia Sport Fishing Charters is known nationwide. With over 25 years of professional guiding under his belt locally, Capt. Richie Lott and his guide team offer a common sense, yet experienced approach to fishing. This is coupled with a precision blend of humor and fishing talent all plugged into an overall friendly fishing environment. This allows our customers to feel welcome and right at home, Guaranteed! Do you need assistance or further info? Call us anytime for any fishing or booking information at 912-275-5577. See what others are saying about Georgia Sport Fishing Charters in our customer reviews.
Fishing Charters available for Inshore and Offshore Fishing in Coastal Georgia
Shark Fishing Charters (Popular – Late Spring – Summer)
Tarpon Fishing Charters (Very Popular – Summer only)
*Bull Redfish Charters (Very Popular – Spring and Fall)
Redfish Fishing from St. Simons and Jekyll Island
Year round Redfish fishing is available from St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island Georgia. The peak time of year to book a fishing charter is April through November each year. Proper water temperatures normally reside between 65-80 degrees which is most of the year. These water temps offer our customers golden opportunities and a real chance to catch monster size Redfish. Also, an added bonus is just being on the water here on the Georgia Coast. We truly live and fish in a beautiful area and we very much respect that fact.
With Redfish being a main target, the large quality game fish in the area range from monster size Bull Redfish (aka Channel Bass or Spot Tail Bass), Tarpon (aka Silver King, Poon), monster size Jack Crevalle and Spinner Sharks. All are species that frequent St. Simons and Jekyll Island coastal waterways, bays and open water ocean sounds. They’re big and here most of the time and they’re fun to catch! Bull Redfish up to 40 pounds and larger are a regular occurrence during the spring, summer and fall season each year. This year will be no exception! For more info or to book call 912-275-5577
Tarpon Fishing from St. Simons and Jekyll Island – June to September
Tarpon Fishing is just our game and we play this game to win! Tarpon fishing is a highly addictive sport in the fishing arena and they’re one of the most sought after sport fish and game fish in the world. Who would have thought, you can try your hand at Tarpon fishing with a professional fishing guide right here at Jekyll Island Georgia or St. Simons Island Georgia. As innovative Tarpon fishing guides, we dedicate large amounts of time to Tarpon fishing including their travel, feeding and migration patterns to maximize your fishing time during a Tarpon fishing charter.
Shoot for the stars and let’s go after a Georgia Tarpon this season! Tarpon range from 40-150 pounds here and the Summer months are always the best time, with August being the peak month for Tarpon fishing. Contact us anytime to discuss availability and best times to fish for Tarpon from Jekyll Island or St. Simons Island. For more info or booking, call 912-275-5577
As front runners in Georgia saltwater fishing for Tarpon and Bull Redfish locally, we book charters rather quickly for these trips with a long lived reputation and history of landing many Tarpon over 100 pounds and countless monster Bull Reds over 45 pounds each season on board the charter boat “Wizard” with Georgia Sport Fishing Charters!
Give us a call to get your fishing charter trip on the books before all the days are booked. Phone Capt. Josh Cook or Capt. Richie Lott @ 912-275-5577 or use our quick contact form found here to get in touch with us about booking info and available dates, best times, weather information or general questions about fishing trips for 4 or 6 hours with Georgia Sport Fishing Charters.
We hope to see you this season, and many thanks to all our loyal customers who enjoy this fishery each and every season. Hold on to your hats and let’s go fishin!