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 fish the early morning low tides for great sight fishing red fish. When the water is dirty for red fish, go to purple and black.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 10 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Water up to the 80's. Good low tides first of the week. Flood tides on Friday and Saturday evenings. Red fish in the grass. Classic Southern Fly Fishing for Red Fish

Inshore temperature: 81 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

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

When you see a Triple Tail take interest in your fly, speed up your strip. He may charge it. 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. Make sure to stip strike and play the fish on the reel. 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

The heat wave has broken, but it is still best to fish early and get off the water early. Lots of red fish moving around. Fishing is really good right now. Trout are scattered

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