With more than one
hundred miles of coastline and nearly four hundred thousand acres
of salt marsh, the Georgia coast offers extraordinary angling
opportunities year round. Whether it’s chasing huge schools
of tarpon just off the beaches or sight casting to tailing redfish
in the flooded spartina grass, this pristine area can provide
light tackle and fly fishing at its finest.
Georgia’s barrier islands provide the backdrop for some
of the best shallow water redfishing anywhere. Flooded grass flats
offer the opportunity to cast to tailing redfish, while schools
of a hundred or more fish can be found cruising the low water
mud flats. With so little pressure on these fish they can provide
an outstanding angling experience.
A long time secret
of the Georgia coast has been its phenomenal tripletail fishery.
With fish ranging from ten to thirty pounds anglers can expect
the fight of a lifetime. Georgia tripletail can be found floating
just under the surface on our beaches, or hugging tightly to structure
in the creeks and rivers. Cast live bait or an artificial lure
to these fish and expect explosive results.
Summer’s arrival marks the beginning of tarpon season. Huge
schools of rolling tarpon can be found on the Georgia coast from
June to September. With the average Georgia tarpon exceeding a
hundred pounds, be prepared for a memorable angling experience.