St. Simons Island - St. Simons Island, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by David Edens
Fly Fishing Map of St. Simons Island, GA
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My tips of the week
Stay hydrated. It is August in S. Georgia. When the water is dirty for red fish, go to purple and black.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 19 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Water is fairly clear. Trout bite is picking up. Tarpon and sharks on bait balls in front of Cumberland.

Inshore temperature: 83 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 82 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Baitfish small crabs shrimp

Fish species: Red Fish, Trout, Flounder, Triple Tail, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Brunswick, GA/Jacksonville, FL

St. Simons Island Description

The Golden Isles of Georgia, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Cumberland Island, near Brunswick, GA offer some of the best year round fly/sight fishing for redfish on the east coast.

Spring and early summer offer sight fishing for red fish and free floating triple tail. Fish for tailing red fish in the grass during full and new moon tides.

Summer to late summer ...

Techniques & Tips

This is essential to making a good cast and cutting the wind: Do not drop your rod tip on the presentation cast. It opens the loop and kills the cast. Stop the rod tip high, shoot the line, then drop the tip to the water. Learn how to throw tight loops to handle the wind. When working the fly, keep the rod low and pointed directly at the line. Make your retrieve eratic. bump, bump, strip, bump. If you see a fish take an interest in your fly, strip fast so he will strike. Make sure to stip strike and play the fish on the reel. Quick, casts with few backcasts. In the clear water, casting over a school of red fish will spook them just like lining a trout on a spring creek.

7-Day Forecast

Good morning low tides all week. Tarpon are in the creeks.


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