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Saltwater Fishing

Village Creek Ramp At St. Simons Island Closed For Upgrades

The public boat ramp at Village Creek Landing on South Harrington Road on St. Simons Island will close for repairs today for approximately 75 days. Crews with JOC Construction are replacing the concrete boat ramp, placing large rocks for bank stabilization, and installing a new aluminum floating dock, according to the Georgia Department of Natural…

Pompano Ties Georgia Saltwater Record

A Florida woman has tied the Georgia Saltwater Game Fish Record for Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) after her catch was certified by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this week. Cathy Sanders of Palm Coast, Fla., caught a 1-lb., 7.68-oz. Florida Pompano while surf fishing on St. Simons Island on Oct. 9 that officially…

Florida Announces Fall Red Snapper Season In Gulf

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces the opening of a 12-day fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico on the following weekends: Oct. 8-9 Oct. 15-16 Oct. 22-23 Nov. 11-13 Nov. 25-27 During this season, private recreational anglers may harvest red snapper…

Georgia Kingfish In October

As cool air begins to blow and temperatures drop this month, the majority of Peach State fishermen hang their poles up in the shed, grab their favorite rifle or bow and head to the woods hoping to knock down a big whitetail. Not Don Driggers. Don fishes the salt year-round, but he says that it’s…

Bull Red Takes Angler Chest Deep and Down To The Knot…

Late summer into early fall is a great time to catch a bull redfish from the Georgia beaches. T.J. Tyner., of Comer, was visiting his grandparents on St. Simons on Sept. 17 when he found himself chest deep in saltwater and all the way down to the knot on his reel. “Surf fishing has been…

Georgia Saltwater Fishing Report – February 2023

By GON Staff | January 25, 2023

Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. Judy Helmey, of Miss Judy Charters, reports, “Inshore fishing in February can be very good for redfish, but you need to keep in mind that the water is a lot clearer, causing the fish to be a bit more skittish. When fishing, be as quiet as possible. Pick areas in the sounds where sloughs flow onto bars or flats. Best fishing spots should have at least 6 inches of water at mean low tide. The best days are going to be those that have a midday low tide stage with sunny conditions. I like to fish the bottom of the low-tide stage until the water floods the grass. Due to the last couple of hurricanes, lots of changes in the sandbars have taken place. Also, with more water, we have more current, which is the reason that our sandbars re-situate so often. As far as baits, use frozen shrimp and/or whole mullet cut…

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Saltwater Recipes

Easy Cajun Grilled Shrimp

1 lb. large fresh shrimp 1 tsp. Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning 1 7-oz. can corn kernels 1/4 cup dry parsley 1/4 cup dry basil 1/4 cup dry white wine 3 ozs. Andouille sausage 1 medium zucchini 1 large red bell pepper 2 tbsp. olive oil Slice the Andouille sausage and zucchini into thin slices. Core…

Wild In The Kitchen: Dauphin Island Fried Fish

This is one of the many recipes from the book Black Belt Bounty. This recipe is from Chris Blankenship, the commissioner of Alabama DCNR. 2 pounds red snapper, bass or any white, flaky fish 1 cup yellow mustard 1 box Zatarain’s Crispy Southern-Style Fish-Fri Vegetable or Canola oil Once filets are properly cleaned and cut…

Blackened Redfish With Parmesan Cheese Sauce

The only thing that might be more fun than catching a redfish is eating one. This is the author’s favorite recipe for preparing his catch: Season redfish fillets with Redfish Magic seasoning (other blackening seasonings will work, also). Grill at 450 for one minute on each side, and then finish cooking filets on a sheet…