Offshore fishing with us is the real thing. We navigate out 10 to 80 miles offshore for some of the most exciting fishing you’ll ever encounter.
These big, strong, fighting fish migrate north to south along the warm waters of the Georgia coast. They range in size from 15 to 30 pounds, and 50-pounders are not uncommon. Cobia go by a variety of names, including Flat-Head, Black Salmon, and Black Kingfish. For some reason, Cobias like anything that casts a big shadow, so they often run with schools of Mantas and can be seen in the company of giant sea turtles. The Mantas tend to stir up the bottom of the sea, disturbing bait-fish and crabs, which Cobia like to eat. Cobia is a great-eating fish.
This good eating fish is plentiful in season off the coast of Georgia in the Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island area.
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Fishing for this near-shore fish is challenging due to their sharp teeth, which can bite right through your line. They commonly weigh in at 2 to 4 pounds and are not as exciting to catch as shark or ‘cuda. Fisherman who enjoy a peaceful day with a line in the water will enjoy fishing for Sheepshead.
There are many varieties of Groupers. The largest species can grow to weights in excess of 300 pounds. They are excellent eating fish.
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Black Sea Bass
This fish is found offshore at a depth of about 425 feet. They like to hang around close to the sea floor, congregating around rocks, reefs, and wrecks. Sea Bass weigh about 1½ lb on average, with the world record at 9 lb 8 oz. A Sea Bass above 5 lbs. is considered large. They feed on crab, small lobster, shrimp, mollusks, small fish, herring, menhaden, squid, and bottom-feeding organisms.
The ‘cuda is one of the most exciting game fish to catch. When hooked, they often leap 10 feet into the air and come crashing down into the water in an effort to throw the hook. Great Barracuda can be found from 5 to 15 pounds, with record-holders at about 85 pounds. Sport fishermen prize this violent fish, but they can be a bit of a nuisance when they attack a fish that you have caught and bite him off cleanly at the neck, leaving you with nothing but the head. Barracuda can be found in channels and on flats around inshore environments.
This is a shallow water species, found most often in sand bottom to a depth of 20 to 40 feet. As water temperatures rise, this species heads north then returns as colder seas set in. They like to feed on small fish, shrimp, and squid. This fish is fun to catch and is a wonderful eating fish.
Amberjacks have a famous and well-deserved reputation as battlers. They are big and very powerful and can leave even the hardiest fisherman worn out. They like to hang around in mid-depths of 120 to 130 feet of water. When hooked, they leave no doubt in your mind that they do not want to leave their natural habitat. They can run from 25 to 100 pounds, so they might have a weight advantage over younger fishermen.