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
In the summer, plan your fishing so you can fish the early morning low tides. The fish are active, moving around and will bite a fly. Learn what the fish do on the tides in your area. 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:
7 / 6 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Fishing is really good. Tides are not too big, water is warming. Trout are spawning. Reds are moving around on the flats, particularly on early morning low tides. Looks to be a great week.

Inshore temperature: 81 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 80 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

Low tide fish require a stealthy approach. Move slowly so you don't bump or spook the fish..

7-Day Forecast

Early morning low tides starting on Wednesday. Go to my website,, and find the tying instructions for effective low tide patterns: No Name Fly in olive has been effective. Lots of availability later in July. Booked until after July 10.

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