Georgia Saltwater Fishing Report – November 2008

GON Staff | October 28, 2008


Inshore: Capt. David Newlin said the wind has muddied up the water, but the trout fishing is good when you find clear water. “Live shrimp have been best, but we caught a bunch yesterday on pink-green DOA Shrimp under a popping cork. The redfishing is real good on the last of the high tide and first of the going-out tide. We’re catching them in the grass on shrimp and a gold Johnson spoon with a little piece of mullet for a trailer. We have a real good run of tides about Nov. 8 and 9, so it should be great.” Down the coast, Capt. Greg Hildreth said, “The inshore fishing is very good now and will get even better in a few more weeks. The trout have been hitting live shrimp under slip-float rigs around oyster bars and creek runouts. We have also been taking trout on lead-head jigs and soft-plastic tails. The best colors have been the electric chicken and white body and red tail. There have been a few days when the trout were running the shrimp to the surface and the gulls were picking the shrimp off. When I have found them doing this, topwater lures like the Rebel Pop-R and the L and S She Dog have done well.”

Big redfish are in the surf. “There are quite a few 20-lb. and bigger fish,” said Capt. Newlin. “The mouth of Big McQueens has been real good.” Down the coast, Capt. Hildreth reports, “The big bull reds have been doing their thing on the shallow-water bars and shoals off St. Simons and Cumberland. The big reds are being caught fishing dead bait on the bottom. The baits of choice have been whiting and pogies.”

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