Drift Fishing in St Simons Island

Scott Owens Fishing Tips

Drift fishing in St Simons Island allows you to fish over a variety of habitats as your boat drifts with the currents or wind movement. You can drift fish on the bottom or change the depth with a bobber or float. Natural baits work best. But jigs, lures and artificial flies will produce good results, too. You can drift fish on ponds, lakes, rivers and streams any time of the day and year.

Step 1
Leave your anchor up or drop your drift anchor.

Step 2
Set up your reel with the appropriate lure or bait. Be sure to weigh down your line with sinkers that drop to the desired depth. You can purchase fancy bobbers and Bouncing Bettys if you like, but it’s fun to make your own.

Step 3
Fasten your reel to a holder or tie it securely to the boat. This will keep you and your reel in the boat if you lose your balance while you’re reeling in a fish.

Step 4
Wait patiently and relax, but be prepared for a big fish.

Step 5
Keep your net nearby and reel ’em in!