Golden Isles Charter Fishing
The people at Golden Isles Charters say the fishing off St. Simons Island, Georgia, is one of the best kept secrets of offshore fishing. There are not a lot of people fishing there, but the fish--particularly blackfin tuna--are plentiful there. This is out in the Gulf Stream off the Georgia coast.
Sailfish and Marlin also caught are here, but it is the fighting fish, such as the blackfin tuna, that produces the most excitement among fishermen.
The company has three boats available for half-day and full-day trips. It has all the fishing tackle you need, and it also provides the license. The peak seasons are March through July and October and November.
Miss Judy Charters
Miss Judy Charters has been fishing off Type Island, in the Savannah area, since 1956, and it has no intention of slowing down. Its charters offer half-day and full-day trips. It provides all the tackle you need and the license, so all you have to do is show up and concentrate on fishing.
There is the potential for blackfin tuna April through November. It takes about 2 hours to get to the Gulf Stream, where the fish like to eat. The trips are 14 to 16 hours and leave the docks as early as 2 a.m.
Another area fished is called the Savannah Banks, which are natural and artificial reefs, and it takes about 2 hours to get to this fishing grounds. These trips leave at 6:30 a.m., and you might catch blackfin tuna on this outing
Tides and the phase of the moon have a drastic effect on fishing, and they might influence times set for charters to leave the docks.
Coastal Island Charter Fishing
As the weather gets warmer, the Gulf Stream heats up, and the blackfin tuna start biting. The Coastal Island Charter Fishing Company will take the 2-hour trip, about 70 miles, into the Gulf Stream for some great spring or summertime fishing.
Its boats hold up to 10 people, so with a small group the guides are able to give a lot of attention to everyone, and they are willing to teach the novice as well as coach the experienced angler.
Fishing tackle and license are provided. Meals and drinks also are provided.
Article Written By James Jordan
James Jordan has been a writer and photographer since 1980. He has worked for newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Kansas, winning state press association awards for writing, photography and page design. In 1995 he received his master's in Christian education and completed two years of Ancient Greek at the graduate level. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.