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
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 slightest sound in the boat will spook them. 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:
1 / 14 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Temperatures have cooled. Fish are in winter pattern If the weather is nice, January is a good time to sight fish red fish. The water is clear and the weather is not too cold. Lots of fresh water, but it isn't affecting the red fish. .

Inshore temperature: 57 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 55 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

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

Great tides for sight fishing red fish the middle to the end of this week. Weather is supposed to warm up later this week. Lot's of fish in big schools in clear water are around.

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