The winter time sight fishing red fish was excellent. When we had nice weather, low wind and clear skies, we found schools of fish moving all over the flats. It never really got cold, and the huge schools never formed; however, we were able to consistently put clients on fish on the low tide in February and March.
February’s high light was a hosted trip to Casa Viejo Chac on Ascension Bay in Punta Allen, Mexico. Ten intrepid souls traveled South of the Border for a trip to Paradise. Another trip is planned from Feb 11-18, 2018. Let me know if you are interested.
After I returned from Mexico, sight fishing red fish from February through the middle of March continued to be good: lots of reds, clear water and nice schools of fish. About mid March we had a very cold spell and the winds started howling. The Winds of Spring seemed to blow almost constantly, making conditions for sight fishing red fish difficult. We had a few slick calm days where we caught a few fish. In late March, the triple tail started showing up. When the wind is down, sight fishing for triple tail offers a nice change of pace from flats fishing.
April and May brought calmer weather and better fly fishing. With more stable weather, brighter skies and calmer winds, we began to find a little more success The water warmed, the reds broke up into smaller groups and the triple tail continued their Spring Fling in front of Jekyll. There were a few days this Spring where we lost count of the number of Triple Tail we saw free floating. They are a challenging target. Even though inshore shrimping is open, the shrimpers are not pulling close to shore yet and the Triple Tail fishing has continued into early June.
Soon we will be looking for Jacks and Tarpon to begin showing up and crashing bait. Trout fishing has picked up with some big Roe trout being caught inshore and on the beach at Cumberland.
Early Summer time sight fishing red fish is in full swing in the Golden Isles of GA.
When you are down here for vacation, work or just passing through. Give me a call and let’s go “Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn'”
Capt. Dave Edens