St. Simons Island - St. Simons Island, Georgia Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by David Edens
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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:
7 / 9 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Simons Island is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Captain David Edens

Fishing conditions: Triple Tail are still here. These make a good fly target. It has gotten really hot. Early morning low tides for Reds were outstanding last week. Should continue through the summer as the shrimp get bigger and become more active. Fish seem to be more active on incoming tide. Evening flood tides this week should be off the charts

Inshore temperature: 82 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 83 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

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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

Stable weather and clear water will make for a good week. Evening flood tide fishing for tailing reds this week...Should be great. Sight fishing for Triple tail is still good clearer water and bright skies. Offshore bite with Spanish has been great. Have been finding the schoolies and tossing a fly rod at them.

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