St Simons Island Fishing Report May 26, 2018
Memorial Day here on St Simons Island ushers in many great fishing opportunities! Along with our year round resident trout, redfish and sheepshead, others such as tarpon, flounder, triple tail, sharks and jacks will join the party! Water temperatures will reach 75-78 degrees and many fish will settle into predictable feeding locations. The feeding stations and times will be many and varied though as the marsh fills with forage. Mullet, menhaden, shrimp, crabs and many other food supplies will be readily available 24 hours a day! So what exactly does an angler do to compete with this buffet?One of our keys to success is to really work the water column thoroughly. While most species will reside in the bottom of the water column, the depth at which they feed can vary between 1-24 ft. This past week we relied on lead jigs tipped with plastics, suspending jerk baits, and the use of adjustable corks or “float rigs”, such as Harper’s Super Striker. While red fish and trout were our main catches this past week, we also landed triple tail, flounder, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, black drum, sharks and whiting while deploying the adjustable depth float and letting the current dictate where the float and bait will go. Going forward, redfish, tarpon, sharks and flounder will all feed well during the warmer months and some of our biggest triple tail of the year will be caught! We still have a few days left in June, and July is beginning to fill up. This is a wonderful time of the year to take a kid fishing, so book your fishing charter early!