The last few weeks have offered some amazing fishing.  I have been chasing schools of over 100 red fish.  These fish are moving around.  Sometimes they are where you think they should be and other times they aren’t.  You just have to move around until you find them.

The normal winter time flies such as the Prawn’s Revenge and Red Fox Tail Clouser have been producing fish.  My good friend and client, Tim from NC, brought some ultra shrimp he tied to fish with.  He left some with me last summer, and they caught fish, but were hard to cast.  His most recent attempt is much easier to cast and catches fish.  On his third or fourth cast of the day, Tim caught a nice seven pound red fish on his fly.

Several of my clients have never caught a red fish on fly before, so it is always a privilege to introduce them to the great red fish fishery we have here in St. Simons.  This pattern of large schools of fish will last several more weeks when the red fish will begin breaking into smaller schools and moving back to their summertime haunts.

March will bring great red fishing when the wind is down.  Trout fishing has been good all winter, and should get better in March.  April marks the return of the Triple Tail and our unique sight fishery for these blue gill of salt water in front of Jekyll.  Depending upon the weather, April also can offer our first tailing tides of the year.  April 8th, 24th and 25th could offer tailing red in the grass.  The end of April is pretty certain, but April 8 will be weather dependent.

If you are planning a trip to the coast, give me a call so you too can enjoy some of this great fishing.

Until next time, Tight Lines, Strip Strike and Practice the Double Haul.

Capt. David Edens