Big Trout

Sallie’s Big Trout

Mid December Update:  The trout fishing is on fire.  Mild weather and light winds makes for incredible trout fishing.  We have been catching lots of trout as well as big fish.  Check out this trout caught earlier this week.


The St. Simons fishing report can be summed up in one word:  Incredible.

Big Trout

Amanda’s Award Winning Trout




October started with the Cystic Fibrosis Red/Trout tournament.  This year the tournament was held during some of the highest tides of the year.  Normally, that is wonderful for us fly fishers.  This year, I didn’t have any fly fishers, so we pulled out the popping corks, DOA’s and live shrimp.  While my team did not catch many fish, Amanda managed to take the Big Trout award with a fat, 20″ Speckled Sea Trout.

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits


Fall also brings shrimp season to the Golden Isles.  If you have not eaten Georgia White Shrimp, you are missing one of the sea’s best delicacies.  These shrimp are sweet and flavorful.  I have a special recipe for shrimp and grits that I developed several years ago.  Many think it is the best they have ever eaten.  Here is a link to the recipe published in a newsletter several years ago:  Shrimp and Grits Recipe.


St. Simons Fishing Report for Early October brought tailing Red Fish.  Matthew spent a few days during the full moon, and we found lot’s of Tailers in the Grass.  Kyle came in late October, and we also found a few.

Bass in the Grass

Kyle’s Bass in the Grass

Matthew’s Tagged red fish

Child with Trout

Graham and Slimy


The St. Simons fishing report for speckled trout is:  Off the Charts.  It is not uncommon to catch 50-100 fish during the day.  This is the time of year for some non stop action.

When the trout are biting, it is always fun to have kids on board.  Here is a picture of Graham, holding a trout he named Slimy, which he and his family later had for dinner!


St. Simons Fishing Report for early November brought falling air and water temperatures.  That signals the beginning of clearing water and schooling red fish.  There are several low tide flats that I fish that are a long run from St. Simons.  While it takes some time to get there, the ride is usually worth it with lot’s of un-pressured fish.  I introduced Julie and Matthew to these flats, and they were rewarded with numerous “pods” of 5-15 BIG red fish moving across the flats.  We could see the pods coming from hundreds of yards away.  As often as not, above the fish were small flocks of sea gulls, diving and bombing the shrimp as these red fish fed across the flats.  We lined up along the edge, and waited for the fish to come to us.  The Prawn’s Revenge is the fly of choice for this time of year in clear, cooling water.  Here is a link to the video of me tying this super fly:  Prawn’s Revenge

Here are a few photos of those great days on the flats with two great people.

Julie fighting a fish

Julie leaning on a big red fish

Julie with her first 13 lb red fish

Julie adn 2nd 13 lb red fish

Matthew’s 13 lb red fish

The good news is the sight fishing for red fish will continue to get better as the water cools and clears.  Late November and December offer some of the best sight fishing of the year.  The fishing report St. Simons is Incredible.  Give me a call to get in on some of the best sight fishing for red fish on the east coast.

Until next time, tight lines, remember to strip strike and practice the double haul!!

Capt. Dave
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