St. Simons Island - St. Simons Island, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by David Edens
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St. Simons Island -  St. Simons Island, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Low water red fish are Super Super spooky. Other than strip striking, here is how to stalk them. When stalking red fish in clear, low water, be stealthy. These fish are nervous. The the slightest noise in the boat will spook them. Last week, my push pole hit a shell, and spooked fish 50 feet away. When the water is slick calm, break out the 6 or 7 weight and small flies. A 10 lb red is sporty on a 6 wt. For up to the minute information, contact Capt. Dave
Fishing Report Last Updated:
3 / 18 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Full moon tides will muddy water. The best bet later this week is in the flooded marsh, but the water is still too cool for lots of tailing activity.

Inshore temperature: 64 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 61 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

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. 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

Local Nor'easter developing this week. Going to be breezy the first part of the week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday have tides high enough to flood the marsh. May see a few tails, but water is still below the magic number of 70 degrees for tailing fish. We will see.

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