11-25-10 JEKYLL & ST. SIMONS ISLANDS FISHING REPORT
Capt. Vernon Reynolds
November 22, 2010
Jekyll Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
11-25-10 JEKYLL & ST.SIMONS ISLANDS FISHING REPORT
By Captain Vernon Reynolds
Good numbers of Red-fish and Sea Trout have been taken the past couple of days, although about half of the Trout were short. That's a good thing; these throw back fish will be next year's keeper fish. Trout and Reds will be found around oyster bars, mud bars and other structure. Oyster bars, docks and other such structure hold bait fish and shrimp. There are three things that dictate fish movement; food availability, water temperature and salinity. Find these three things in the right amount and there usually will be Trout and Red-fish there. During the winter months fish will often be found on mud bars during the middle part of the day. The black mud warms from the sun light and in turn warms the water on top of the bars. This brings baitfish and shrimp to the bars and then the Trout and Reds move in to feed on them. Salinity is mostly controlled by the amount of rain fall we get up river. Most local rain fall is taken out to sea with the first couple of tide changes. Rivers swollen with fresh water from rains upriver will move the acceptable salinity level and the fish down river; just as low upriver rain fall will move the acceptable salinity level upriver.
Sea Trout almost always demand live bait while Reds will take live or dead equally well. Shrimp is the best bait of choice for both. Live shrimp can be purchased from local bait shops or taken with a cast net in area creeks. Mud minnows, poggie and finger mullet are great baits. Larger Trout eat them for the fish oil which helps toughen the egg shell. These can also be caught with a cast net.
Expect the fishing to be good for Trout, Reds, Flounder, Whiting Sheepshead and Black Sea Bass.
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Jekyll Island Fishing Forecast:
Red-Fish and Trout fishing should be good for the next two months.
Reds and Trout
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