Fishing Season: Year Round

St. Simons Island - GA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

53

Offshore Temp:

64

David Edens's Tip of the Week

Water is clear. Go to a 14 ft, fluoro leader

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Map of  St. Simons Island

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Captain David Edens

5-Day Outlook as of 1/30/23

Warming weather and good tides.

Techniques & Tips as of 1/30/23

Longer casts will help you catch low tide fish. Modern rods and lines will easily cast to 50' without hauling. Learn proper casting technique.

Current Conditions as of 1/30/23

Warming temperatures should make the fish active on incoming water.

Local Species Available Year Round

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    Red Fish

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    Trout

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    Flounder

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    Triple Tail

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    Jack Crevalle

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    Tarpon

David Edens's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Clouser Minnow Rust/Brown 2-6
Avalon Keel Crab Purple/Black 6-1/0
Clouser Minnow Red Foxtail Clouser 2
Borski Bonefish Slider Tan/Natural/Olive 2
Clouser Minnow chartreuse/white 2
Redfish & Speckled Trout Selection N/A

Clouser Minnow

This fly is arguably the best all-around and most recommended saltwater fly ever tied.

David Edens's Recommended Gear

Description: About St. Simons Island

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 offer outstanding tailing red fishing on full and new moon tides Sight fishing to 25-30 lb Jack Crevalle as well as Tarpon. Red fish, Flounder and trout can be caught on oyster drops. Early Fall to Late Fall offers the best sight fishing for red fish. Early October can offer the best tailing red fishing of the year. Fall offers the best Speckled Trout and flounder fishing of the year. Jacks and Tarpon are around until September. Early Winter to Late winter offer amazing, clear water sight fishing to HUGE schools of red fish. St. Simons and the Golden Isles of Georgia are an undiscovered fly fishery. We have little to no fly fishing pressure compared to other destinations.

Nearest Airport:

Brunswick, GA/Jacksonville, FL

Bait Recommendations:

shrimp, crabs, mud minnows