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
This is probably my best tip. When you find the fish stake out and wait for them to come to you. The slightest noise or vibration in the water will spook the fish. When the water is clear, try smaller, lighter colored flies. A small chartreuse and white clouser was the fly yesterday. With winter means big schools of reds. Since they are in big schools, they are not everywhere. Check several areas.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 11 / 2021
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Good water conditions. Good timing of the low tides. If the wind isn't blowing, fishing will be on fire.

Inshore temperature: 54 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 59 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

Down size to a 6 or 7 weight when the water is slick calm. Low tide reds are very, very spooky. Sometimes they even spook themselves. Whisper to each other when you are on fish. 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

Mid Day low tides. When the wind is down, fishing is on fire.

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