Fly fishing for triple tail in Jekyll Island, Georgia is one of my favorite pastimes. There's something truly special about scanning the water for these elusive game fish and making a perfect cast to entice a strike. As an avid fly angler, I’m always looking for new challenges, and targeting triple tail in Jekyll Island provides just that.

I still remember my first triple tail catch like it was yesterday. It was a warm summer day, and I had been sight casting for hours with no luck. Just as I was about to give up, I spotted a large triple tail near a buoy. I made a quick assessment of the situation, adjusted my fly selection,
and made a perfect cast. The fish darted towards my fly, and before I knew it, I was in a battle to land this powerful game fish. Since then, Ive honed my technique and tackle selection to increase my chances of success. I always bring my trusty 8-weight rod and a selection of crab and shrimp patterns. I also use a floating line to help me track the fish and a weed guard to prevent snagging on structure.

When Im out on the water, Im constantly scanning the surface for signs of triple tail. I look for areas with floating objects like buoys and channel
markers, and I try to position myself upwind or up current from the target area. Ive learned that patience is key when fly fishing for triple tail, as it can take several casts to get a bite.

One of the things I love most about fly fishing for triple tail in Jekyll Island is the opportunity to connect with nature. The island's natural
beauty is truly breathtaking, and I always take a moment to appreciate my surroundings. Whether it's the sound of the waves crashing against the shore or the sight of a pelican diving into the water, there's something truly special about being out on the water.

Of course, fly fishing for triple tail is not without its challenges. These fish are strong and can put up a serious fight, which is why it's important to have the right tackle and technique. Ive learned to be patient and to use caution when fishing around buoys and channel markers, as they can be sharp and dangerous. But for me, the thrill of hooking a triple tail and the sense of accomplishment that comes with landing one is what keeps me coming back. Theres no feeling quite like the rush of adrenaline when a fish takes your fly and the satisfaction of knowing that you were able to outsmart a wily game fish.

In conclusion, fly fishing for triple tail in Jekyll Island, Georgia is not just a hobby for me, is a passion. Is a chance to connect with nature, challenge myself, and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you’ve an angler looking for a new challenge, I highly recommend giving fly fishing for triple tail a try. Who knows, you might just catch your next trophy fish and create your own unforgettable experience.

Spring is coming to the Golden Isles

With the advent of Spring, our waters begin warming.  68 to 70 degrees is the magic temperature.  The big winter schools of reds begin to break up and we are able to find them in more places.  Trout come up from the depths and gather around oyster beds and grass.  In May we expect the first "tailing" tides of the year where the reds get into the grass and tail aggressively grubbing for fiddler crabs.  Tailing redfish in the grass is classic, southern fly fishing for redfish.

In St. Simons we have an interesting fishery chasing free floating triple tail just 1-3 miles off of the beaches.  This is an unusual behavior because they are not floating close to structure.  They are simply free floating.  We look for these fish by idling around just off the beaches.  When I see one, I motor close to it and try put you in a good position for a cast.  The flies are generally lightly weighted or unweighted flies that mimic small shrimp or bait fish.  If you make a good presentation a little beyond and in front of the fish, you may come tight with a triple tail up to 20 pounds.  Triple tail are a hard fighting fish that jumps and runs.  I have said many times, if you can imagine how hard a 10 pound blue gill would pull, that is how hard a Triple Tail pulls.  This pattern runs from late March until June or July.  

At this time of year, I like to combine a red fish and Triple tail trip.  As in all sight fishing, a clear day with light wind makes for the fishing.  So, click the link below to inquire on booking a trip for a species I would bet you have never caught on fly.

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