Some of the best fishing in the world can be found right here in the coastal waters of Georgia. Georgia Charter Fishing provides a beautiful, comfortable vessel, complete with an experienced captain as your guide to fishing off St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Brunswick, Georgia.
St. Simons Island
Three major rivers dump into the ocean in this area, creating a murky-looking but nutrient-rich habitat for fish and water wildlife, similar to the Louisiana Delta area. The waters are home to all types of fish, plus land wildlife including Wild Horses, Hogs, Blue Heron and White Heron, Egrets, and Pelicans.
St. Simons Island and the surrounding waters teem with many species of Shark, especially from April to November. Target species include the Black Tip Shark and Spinner Shark. These fish are sought after by Anglers for their acrobatic leaping and jumping. Shark fishing in Georgia is dependable and always fun!
Marsh and Inshore areas are home to an amazing variety of wildlife, even alligators! Shrimp grow in the grasses of the backwater. Fish lay eggs on the full moon tidal stages so that their eggs cling to marsh grasses, where they will be safe from predatory fish as they hatch. Redfish spawn in our area during the Fall months. The Bull Redfish migrate to the beaches to eat menhaden and mullet and to lay eggs. After the spawn and during October, catching 5 to 15 Redfish, each weighing more than 30 pounds is common.
The offshore fishing areas in this area are “under-fished and overlooked,” and we hope it stays that way! Artificial reefs create a habitat for an incredible variety of game fish. The murky water turns green about 10 miles offshore. It lightens to blue and becomes more and more clear as you travel east.
Georgia's offshore fishery enjoys a great reputation for producing large bottom fish and pelagics (migrating fish). For more about Jekyll Island, Click Here.
These areas are rich in backwater and inshore marshes, oyster beds, and huge estuary systems loaded with Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. When fresh water meets salt water (also known as brackish water) Georgia shrimp are plentiful. These are the best tasting shrimp money can buy, and come right off the Shrimp boats from May through November.
During the Fall, (heaviest season for shrimp movement) thousands of small Redfish, also known as Red Drum, appear. A popular inshore game fish, reds move to inshore waters to feed on shrimp, as do saltwater speckled Trout. Both are excellent targets for light tackle fishing. Speckled Trout is hard to beat as table fare.
Brackish water in this area holds millions of bait fish (Pogies or Menhaden). Predator fish are attracted to these bait fish, bringing in Sharks, Tarpon, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Triple Tail, Jack Crevalle, and other species. Nearly every fish in the ocean is attracted to the oily, smelly menhaden, best used as live bait, especially for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel.
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Fishing for Everyone
Whether you are looking for an exciting vacation idea for the whole family, or just a day in the sun fighting the big fish with your buddies, you’ll find it here in Georgia.
Our vessels are ready and waiting to bring you aboard. Our knowledgeable captains know where the top fishing sites are. Join us!