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Georgia Saltwater Fishing Report August 2009

GON Staff | July 30, 2009

Saltwater: Inshore: From the Richmond Hill area, Capt. David Newlin reports, “Trout are hitting live shrimp in the sounds. My best bite has been on the incoming tide. Finding clear water has been the key to catching trout. The small redfish are almost a nuisance they are so thick. I caught more than 50 at one sitting several times recently. The bigger redfish are still here, you just have pick through the smaller ones. We’re still catching some big fish up on the flats on high tide. A fair number of big flounder have been caught almost everywhere. A Power Bait shrimp on a jig head under a popping cork has caught some big flounder for me. August will be hot, but the fish should be biting.” Capt. Greg Hildreth from the Golden Isles area reports,“The inshore trout bite has been pretty good, with most of the fish coming from the sound areas. I’ve been taking most of the trout on live shrimp, but they are hitting D.O.A. Shrimp under floats just as well. Sight fishing for the redfish on the big tides has been very good in the grass.”

Nearshore:
Excellent. Capt. Newlin said, “Tarpon are here in big numbers. On the beach-front rips, main channels, some deep holes — they seem to be everywhere they should be. If you fish an area for an hour and don’t see a tarpon, move on. Live pogies and mullet are working, and we also caught a couple on dead bait on the bottom. Sharks are real thick — a lot of 30-lb. fish with some real big ones in the mix.”

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