Yes, I am still alive and fly fishing.  It has been a long time since I have added a report. You can always check the Orvis Fishing Report for St. Simons that I update weekly. Winter/Spring/Summer Fishing, 2021 in St. Simons has been on fire.

On a personal note, we started remodeling our house right after the first of the year.  That took an incredible amount time and mental energy.  On  a business note, my wonderful friends and clients have kept me on the water  Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to live my dream for the last 13 years.  On to fishing.

In early January I started looking for new waters simply trying to get out of the persistent wind.  i discovered a new pattern that I worked through the end of March.  We had fish tailing on oysters when the outside temp was 37 degrees.  Then we had big schools of fish pushing and moving around in shallow water.  When the weather was right, the fish were happy and were eating flies in clear water.  Without getting into details,  if we made good fly presentatons, before we spooked the fish, the bite was on. Sloowww poling was the answer.  Fly patterns made some difference, but the Copperhead, Red Fish Wobbler, Blurple, Rattle Shrimp and the venerable Black Toad produced consistent results.

For me Covid is over.  I was fully vacinated in February. My boat is still thoroughly cleaned between trips. However, if you still want to social distance, wear buffs for masks, I will respect your position and put on a buff, bump fists or whatever makes you comfortable.  Please see the first page of my website for Covid protocal details: Fly Cast Charters.

Summer Fishing has started with a bang. We are still fishing schools at low tide, and on the recent flood tides in June, we saw lots of tails sticking up in the high marsh. As always, these fish require placement in the right spot. If you can put the fly in front of the red fish, it is normally “game on.”

The Felt Crab Fly and the venerable Black Toad are top flies for flood tide fishing. Check out how to tie them here:
Felt Crab Fly Black Toad Fly

Winter/Spring/Summer Fishing in St. Simons has been and continues to be excellent. St Simons is open.  Restaurants are busy.  So, make plans and come visit and fish.

Check out the photos of some of the catches from the last few months.

If you are in St. Simons, Jekyll or Sea Island this Summer or Fall, get in touch with me through my Contact Page, email to: or give me a call or text to 706.540.1276 and let’s go, “Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn,”

Capt David Edens
Orvis Endorsed Guide
USCG Licensed and Insured