Jack Crevalle

Big Jack Crevalle

Jeff from New Jersey was in St. Simons for a business meeting in mid-October. While everyone else played golf, Jeff enjoyed the fall fishing St. Simons.  I knew the Jacks were around.  After 30 minutes of looking, and almost giving up, we got lucky and ran into several schools of huge Jack Crevalle.  One hour and fifteen minutes after hooking up, Jeff brought this 27 pound Jack to the boat.  We sight fish these fish by finding the school, getting close with the outboard motor and then getting within casting distance with the trolling motor.  I will have video up soon I took during the fight.

    You never know when these fish will show up.  They move and migrate, so when they are here, you better go get them.  They won’t be around long. 
Flood Tide Report: 
Fishing for Tailing Red Fish
October afternoon flood tides were terrific.  Several people has lots of shots and connections.  Then themorning tides of early October were a bust.  Hurricane Joaquin, the super moon and another local Nor’easter pushed way to much water onto the flats.  When the water is too deep, you can’t see the fish tail.  So the Fall fishing St. Simons for tailing red fish has been just OK this year.   However, the fiddlers are still active.  If the water stays warm enough, we may have some tailing fish later this week and into the First of November.     The King Tide (Full Moon Tide of Late October), along with two week of Easterly winds and lots of rain caused super high tides the last week of October.  Some are saying these are the highest tides in 40 years.  These huge tides are great for Marsh Hen hunters, but not so good for tailing red fish and fall fishingSt. Simons.  The water gets too deep, and you can’t see the fish.  As the tides recede, we may have a few more days for tailing fish.
Trout Fishing is getting red hot
​As the water cools, the shrimp start moving out of the creeks, and the fall fishing St. Simons for trout really  heats up.
Russell came for a family vacation, and spent a few days fishing.  We blind cast my special chartreuse and white clouser over several oyster bars.  He connected with some nice spotted sea trout.
Trout fishing will stay red hot, particularly on the neap tides until the water gets cold in late December.  If you want to catch trout, now is the time of the year to do it.
Low tide Red Fishing
As Fall progresses, the red fishing on the low tide gets better and better.  Like the trout, the reds turn on the feedbag with all the shrimp leaving the creeks.  Henry came to St. Simons for a business meeting. He enjoyed the Fall fishing St. Simons while the others played golf.  The first day we had dirty water, wind and flat skies.  On the second, we were blessed with fair skies, light wind and almost clear water.   We pulled up to the second flat of the afternoon,  and almost immediately saw fish pushing water.  After several fly changes, he connected on this 31″ 13 pound red fish.
Fishing will continue to improve as the tides recede and the water cools.  We should have some great sight fishing for red fish the first week of November.
People ask how’s the fishing.  I always say, “You never know unless you go.”  So go!!!
Tight lines, strip strike and practice the double haul
Capt. Dave Edens