I can’t believe it has been four months since I have posted a sight fishing red fish report.

Seems like time flies.  There are lots of photos, so be sure to scroll all the way through.

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.


Jim’s Snook



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 break from sight fishing red fish for 6 days of the finest bone fishing on the planet. At the end of the first day, we had boated over 100 bonefish. After 6 days fishing, we had caught permit, jacks, snook and baby tarpon. We lost count of how many bonefish we caught. Another trip is planned from Feb 11-18, 2018. Let me know if you are interested.

Here are a few photos and a link to a Google album with more pictures. The San Kiam Preserve in Ascension bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Google Album: Bonefishing Mexico


Sight fishing red fish through the middle of March continued good. Lots of reds, clear water and big schools. 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, and when the wind is down, sight fishing for triple tail offers a nice change of pace from flats fishing.

May brought calmer weather and better fly fishing. The water warmed, the reds broke up into smaller groups and the triple tail continued their Spring Fling in front of Jekyll. This is continuing 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
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