4 Oct 2021
Tybee Island proves to be great fishing grounds, whether you’re an experienced angler or a novice. And fall is an excellent time of year to get a line in the water and land a big catch! October turns out to be a favorite month for local anglers. Both inshore and offshore begin to migrate, making it a great time to get your line in the water.
Where to Fish
Bring your gear and fish from the Lazaretto Creek Pier, Fisherman’s Walk on the back river, or the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. Cast your line from the community dock accessible with our luxurious Catalina Comfort four-bedroom property, which puts you between Sazarine and Chimney creeks. The three-bedroom RiverLodge Lower offers beautiful views of the Tybee River and access to a shared dock.
You can also try surf fishing from the beach or along some of the local jetties and bridges. The most common species caught this time of year are red drum, black drum, stingrays, speckled court, flounder, and sheepshead.
Or book a charter with an experienced captain who will put you on the fish.
Get a License
In Georgia, you need a license for salt water and freshwater fishing. Purchase one online or at local bait shops on the island. Prices range from $15 to $50, depending on whether you’re a Georgia resident and if you want an annual license or a one-day pass with additional days added on. A charter fishing excursion includes the license in the trip costs.
What Are They Biting?
What type of bait to use depends on where you’re fishing and what you’re looking to catch? Sea trout will hit artificial bait and live shrimp. Dead squid, cut bait like mullet, fiddler crabs, and mud minnows work for the creeks, tidal pools, and from the bridges. Try a variety of baits to see what they’re hitting.
What You’ll Catch
From fishing piers and creek banks, you can snap whiting, croaker, and sometimes speckled trout. The jetties and pier pilings are excellent for red drum, black drum, and sheepshead. Cast at the sand bars on the north and south end of the island for Spanish mackerel, flounder, and speckled trout. Further offshore, you can catch king and Spanish mackerel, cobra, and barracuda.
Try your hand at night fishing under the dock lights when trout hit artificial lures and live bait.
Book a Tybee Island stay this fall to get in some prime fishing time.