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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St. Simons Island -  St. Simons Island, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Flats will flood. Get there 2 hours before high tide in your locatoin. Flood tides are coming up. Tie up a few black toads and a few in tan. If the water is clear, use tan. If it is cloudy, use black, or add some purple to the toad. Or use a gold spoon fly. They work extremely well. Also, make sure you have a rod with a gurgler on it for cruising fish. A top water bite in the grass is exciting. Stick with a size 2 Try an intermediate tip line. It will help you cast further and help a light fly get down to where the fish are. I recommend the SA Titan Sonar. This is a great line that will help you cast further. Sorry Orvis, but you own SA anyway!! The weather is beautiful. Get outside and practice shooting line to 50'. Remember to practice the pick up lay down cast. Try hauling on the pick up. It bends the rod more and sets up a good backcast, which results in a good forward cast.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 12 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Great conditions this week.

Inshore temperature: 75 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 79 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

Person Fishing in a stream

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

If you cast is not the best while flood tide fishing, but is close to the fish, let it sit. These fish move randomly and he may move to your fly. Be stealthy like a cat. No talking, just whispering when you are near fish. Cast in front of an beyond a fish. Time your retrieve so the fly intersects the fish's path.

7-Day Forecast

Flood tide fishing for the next 2 weeks. Go get those tailing red fish, but be sure to practice catch and release'

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