Fall has officially begun! Fall means fishing! Cooler temperatures give a welcome break as seatrout school and move into local creeks. Last week fall fishing was off to a slow start with spring tides and strong winds. Further south around St.Simons there were reports of some of the best tarpon fishing of the year. Off of Warsaw and Little Tybee fishermen reported seeing smaller tarpon. In short there are still a few tarpon in our waters but that wont last long. October is generally thought of as the month for stag bass in the surf. These fish are over the legal keeping size but can be fun to catch! Outer sand bars on the first of the incoming are usually deemed the most productive areas and tides to fish in the surf. Small trout are numerous with occasional catches of larger trout reported. As fall back under 8 foot fishing should be hot!
Chuck King at Cranmans said the adjusted popping float is catching fish. Some of the best trout of season have been caught on Chuck’s popper (several four and five pounders). The flounder bite is slowing down but the seatrout bite is heating up. Action in the Savannah for the most part has been slow. Some four and pound stripers have caught but thus far the Savannah River hasn’t taken off. Look for good fishing in the creeks as fall arrives. Tides look good through the week and on through the weekend. The biggest factor appears to be a breezy north wind. Despite the wind fishing should be improving.
Good Fishing! Capt. Jack McGowan