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
Strip Strike! and strike again. We lost two triple tail again this week because of a weak or no strike. Do not raise the rod tip. When you raise the rod tip, the rod absorbs the power of the strike. You have to drive the hook home. Keep the rod pointed directly at the line, with no slack, an strike hard. When casting to a school of fish, cast in front of the fish. If you cast into the school, you will spook 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:
11 / 12 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Hot!

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Temperatures have cooled. Fish transitioning to winter pattern November is simply a good time to sight fish red fish.. Bull Red fish bite in front on bait is on.

Inshore temperature: 72 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 73 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Baitfish small crabs

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

Low tide fishing for reds should be good with improving weather. Trout fishing is good.

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