Live Bait Fishing in Saint Simons Island Georgia

Scott Owens Fishing Tips

Live Bait fishing around the coastal waters and the marshes of the golden isles is the most popular and often most productive way to target and catch our local Gamefish. Inshore everything eats a shrimp which can be a blessing or sometimes a curse. A frisky live shrimp is often the meal of choice for a hungry trout or redfish. …

Using Cut Bait in Jekyll Island

Scott Owens Fishing Tips

While some make their living showing others how to fish, or actually taking them to the prime fishing spots, most find it a way to relax. But fishing can also be one of the most challenging tasks, especially ocean fishing. For those knowing which bait to choose, the chances of success go up significantly. Using fish cut into pieces attracts …

Cumberland Island Tarpon Fishing

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As the water temps rise the Silver King makes its way to the waters of Coastal Georgia every season.  The Tarpon spend their summers here fattening up on droves of menhaden before making the long migration south in the fall.  The waters around the Golden Isles and Cumberland Island are one of the top areas to target these fish every …

Winter Inshore Fishing in Brunswick

Scott Owens Fishing Tips

Winter fishing in the waters surrounding Brunswick, Georgia is widely overlooked by visitors and locals alike.  It takes several adjustments, as your typical techniques and areas that are fished the rest of the year are typically barren during the winter months.  That being said winter inshore fishing can be red hot with a different approach. The shallow water flats become …

Fishing Artificial Lures Along Jekyll Island

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While live bait fishing is far more popular in Coastal Georgia’s inshore waters, artificial lures can be just as or even more effective with a little bit of practice. From early morning topwater plugging, to spinnerbaits down the grass edges, to jigs bounced around shell bars, and lightweight plastics around heavy shell and structure, you can fish a wide array …

Fly Fishing in Coastal Georgia

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Fly fishing can be done year around in Coastal Georgia from Savannah to Cumberland Island and many species of fish can be caught using a fly rod.  These fish include Trout, Red Drum, Triple Tail, Tarpon, Sharks, and more.  With vast estuaries Coastal Georgia fly fishing can be tricky without a guide.  If you are a DYI angler then here …

Bull Red Fishing in Saint Simons Island

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Catching and releasing the oversized “Bull Red Drum” has been a very popular fishery for decades here in the Golden Isles.  These fish invade our coastal waters every fall season (nice little run in the spring as well). They are here to feed and spawn and tend to congregate in large schools along rip lines. sandbars, and dropoffs. Good current …

Shark Fishing in St Simons Island

Scott Owens Fishing Tips

Shark fishing in St Simons Island is one of the more popular charter trips from May-August.  Sharks in our waters come in all shapes and sizes, and are quite abundant during the warmer months. You can fish fresh bait in the sounds or around sandbars to target 2-4 footers and this is very popular for kids trips.  Plenty of large …

Chumming in South Georgia

Scott Owens Fishing Tips

Chumming is a simple and effective technique for drawing fish in to your location whether it be from a boat or a fixed structure like a dock or a pier.  The chum that you use is dependent on what species you are targeting and will consist of freshly chopped or ground baitfish.  If you want to use frozen chum to …

Bottom Fishing offshore Sea Island Georgia

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Offshore bottom fishing is very popular off the coast of Coastal Georgia.  From 5-65 miles an assortment of fish can be targeted.  From Black Sea Bass and Weakfish(summer trout) on the nearshore reefs, to various snapper and grouper species, to triggerfish, amberjack, and cobia, the list goes on and on. Coastal Georgia has an assortment of artificial reef areas off …