St. Simons Island Barracuda Fishing

If you have ever looked at a Barracuda up close you probably noticed its giant teeth and huge eyes. These are the parts of this fish that make it obvious the it is a predator. However, there is something else that make many people steer away from these fish... poison. Great Barracuda have come to be feared more on the table than in the water. This is because of a toxin known as ciguatoxin that causes ciguatera. Ciguatera is rarely fatal but can cause a great deal of

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Catching Spadefish in Georgia

Fishing at St. Simons for Spadefish can be a lot of fun on light tackle. These fish fight hard for their size and the fact that you get to watch them take the bait adds another level of excitement. Spadefish are typically in the five pound range in the St. Simons area and they are shaped much like a Bream or other panfish. Anyone that has ever caught a Bream or Perch knows how hard they fight for their size. Imagine catching one that is seven or eight pounds in 50 feet of

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Top Saltwater Baits for Georgia Fishing

St. Simons Island fishing can leave you scratching your head when it comes to selecting a few baits to fish with. In this article, I'm going to talk about a few artificial fishing baits that I can't live without for offshore, nearshore, and inshorefishing. Inshore fishing, in my opinion, is the area that has the widest selection of baits to choose from. Many of them are designed to catch more fishermen than fish, but there are some that will stack the fish up in your cooler,

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Catching Trout with Top Water Baits

Fishing for Trout at St. Simons Island very popular with locals and visitors alike. The most common tactic is floating live bait under a cork and it definitely works. However, there is another method that will produce a lot of bite, and a lot of excitement... Top Water! There is nothing like seeing a fish explode on a top water bait. Some time they will knock the bait several feet into the air and become airborne themselves. This is a great way to catch a lot of fish while doing

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St. Simons Trout Fishing

The coast of Georgia near St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island provide some of the most exceptional live bait fishing opportunities on the East Coast. For those that really like to fish the rivers for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and the other species, live Shrimp lead the pack as the unrivaled bait of choice. There are several ways to rig for fishing with live Shrimp. The most popular way for fishing St. Simons with live Shrimp is the tried and true Pole Float. The idea behind this

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St. Simons Fishing Article – Rod and Reel Selection

I see a lot of people fishing everyday, and their choice of gear is quite diverse. There is no right or wrong way to fish Coastal Georgia and St. Simons Island, but I want to help you select a rod and reel that suits your needs for fishing inshore in the Golden Isles. One thing that I tell people that fish the inshore waters with me is "keep your line tight". The reason is that when you see your cork go down, or feel a strike, you need to be able to set the hook and connect with

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St. Simons Island shrimp boat shark fishing

The Golden Isles of Georgia are home to a large fleet of shrimp boats. The St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island area is also home to one of the largest breeding grounds in the world for Sharks. When you put these two together, in the same place, you get one heck of a fishing opportunity. If you think about Shark fishing, it probably won't take long before chumming comes to mind. Well, a shrimp boat dragging nets full of fish and shrimp isn't much different than a giant chum bag.

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St. Simons Fishing Boat Guide

Is there a perfect boat for fishing St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island? Absolutely not. St. Simons Island has one of the most diverse fisheries in the world and no one boat can do it all. I have bought enough boats trying to find that perfect one to know that it can't be done. The best thing to do is to figure out what type of fishing you do the most and buy a boat that is suitable for that. If it happens to be capable of doing more, than that is a great bonus. I've found that

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St. Simons Redfish on the Flats

I get a lot of questions about how to locate areas to catch Redfish tailing during the flood tides at St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. I'm not going to talk about how to catch these Reds in this article because when they are tailing they will eat almost anything. What I want to do is help you find areas to fish. You might already know some spots without realizing it. The first thing I would recommend is think about places that you already fish. Where do you catch Redfish on

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Getting Kids into Fishing

Fishing with kids is a hot topic throughout the fishing world, and has been for some time. Kids are the future of the sport and the emphasis on taking them fishing is always present. We should definitely do our part to take them out there and show them how much fun fishing can be. The joy of seeing a child catch her first fish is priceless. I'm sure that you have heard people say that you should take kids fishing for fish that are easy to target to keep the action steady so they

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