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12 Dec 2021
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When the weather gets cooler, the fishing heats up. You may need to grab a jacket, but it’ll be worth it when you reel in big bluefins, speckled trout, and redfish along the Georgia coast. It may be an overlooked time of year for casting your line, but through February you can experience excellent angling opportunities. 


Book a charter with one of several experienced Tybee Island captains. At Reel ‘Em N Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Capt. Derek Brown has fished this area for more than 15 years. He knows where the fish are and how they move each season through the local waters. Amick’s Deep Sea Fishing takes anglers on half-day to artificial wrecks and reefs with 20 miles of the coast. These trips can net catches of Black Sea Bass, Trigger Fish, Sea Bream, Sheepshead, Red Drum, Porgies, Cobia, and Sharks. Find an offshore trip to fit your time and budget. 

Stay inshore with Marshland Fishing Adventures, with smaller boats that can navigate the calm, shallow waters of the back bays, creeks, and bayous. Hit the inland fishing holds for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and more. 


Tybee Island Charters fishes both the area’s tidal waters and deep seas. Whether you’re reeling in black sea bass, Spanish mackerel, or barracuda on a deep-sea fishing trip or enjoying the calmer inshore areas, get ready to enjoy one of the area’s best fishing adventures. These guys know the coast!


You can also stay on land. Tybee Island has plenty of places where you can get your line in the water without stepping foot on a boat. Tybee Island offers three fishing piers, Lazaretto Creek Pier, Fisherman’s Walk at Back River Beach, and the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

Our waterfront rentals give you easy access to fishing holes as well. The three-bedroom Riverlodge Upper property offers a private covered dock. And several of our beachfront units, like the two-bedroom Ocean Overlook, put you steps to the Atlantic where you can try your hand at surf fishing. 


Here’s a tip: Anglers 16 and older need a license in their possession while fishing. Buy a fishing license online or at one of the local bait and tackle shops. 

As for bait, live shrimp works, as do artificial lures. Cut up some baitfish or use dead shrimp on the bottom to attract fish. 


While a super-cold snap pushes fish deeper, that’s not a problem. Just fish the deep holes or wait for the warming trend that comes after a cold front. 


Book a Tybee Island vacation and experience your next great fishing adventure.