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24 Sep 2022
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Do you love fall at the seaside? It’s a beautiful time to walk the beach and admire the view. We agree with author Rachel Carson who wrote that autumn "brings to the sea a fresh blaze of phosphorescence. When every wave crest is aflame.”

We agree. It is a spectacular season to visit the coast. You are really in for a treat if you enjoy fishing. The perfect temperatures make it delightful to be out on the water, and the calm bayous and back bays around Tybee Island provide premiere fishing spots during the fall. 

Cast a line from Back River Beach Fishing Pier or Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, where it is free to fish (though you will need a Georgia fishing license). Bring your own rod and reel, and ask local fishermen what the fish are biting. 

When fishing an inlet, let the outgoing water take your bait to the fish. Artificial bait, live shrimp and cut bait all work well around the Island’s creeks and tidal pools. Reel in speckled trout, whiting and flounder. 

The jetties along the beach are also prime for surf fishing. Don’t worry about casting out too far. Fish run along the shore, so cast your line parallel to the beach. The best times to hook a fish are early morning and late in the day, especially during half-tides. Common species caught around the jetties and pier pilings include red drum, black drum, and sheepshead. 

Reserve a spot on a charter excursion to drop a line in deeper water. Fish aboard the Elizabeth II with Tybee Island Charters. The boat takes half-day trips for Black sea bass, shark, Spanish mackerel and barracuda. Or schedule a full day to fish for snapper, grouper, trigger fish, King mackerel, amberjack, mahi mahi and cobra. Offshore rates include bait, tackle, ice for the fish you catch, and your Georgia fishing licenses. 

After a day of fishing, pamper yourself with a stay in a beautiful Tybee Island property. Our three-bedroom Blue Moon Hideaway offers high-end amenities, an open layout and oversized kitchen with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. The four-bedroom My Blue Haven property provides luxurious amenities, including a state-of-the-art kitchen, spacious rooms, and a screened-in porch along with two patios, great for enjoying the autumn breeze.