St. Simons and Jekyll Inshore is still HOT!
Capt. TJ Cheek
July 8, 2011
St. Simons Island - Saltwater Fishing Report
Hot Summer temps usually mean an ice cold bite, but lately we have seen an exception. The Trout, Redfish, and Flounder have been pretty easy to find and willing to eat.
We finally have some local bait at the marinas, so the high priced Florida bait is gone until next year. It seems that our local bait is either extremely big or extremely small though.
We have mostly targeted Trout with some great success. We have had days where we caught close to 40 keeper Trout and some days with a 16 inch average.
One day that stands out is June 29th. We had 10 year old Talon Mann on board and he boated a 24 1/2 inch Trout! That is a great trophy for a 10 year old.
The Shark fishing at St. Simons Island has been stellar. Fishing behind the shrimp boats with cut Bonito or Ladyfish seems to be the key. We typically fish with live Pogies but this seems to be the year of the cut bait. We have had some Black Tips and Spinners in the 100 to 120 lb. range on most trips.
Don't let the heat keep you from enjoying fishing in GA, and especially fishing in St. Simons Island, GA!
Cheers from Coastal Georgia Charter Fishing!
Capt. TJ Cheek
St. Simons Island Fishing Forecast:
Look for some great Tarpon fishing for the next couple of months. The big bait is finally here although scattered.
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