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Saltwater Fishing

Queen Triggerfish Added To Georgia Record Books

A Richmond Hill man has set a new Georgia state record category for a queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula), weighing in at 7-lbs., 0.58-ozs. The fish is a new species in the Georgia Saltwater Game Fish Program and no prior record existed. The records program committee, made of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff and biologists,…

Fishing Saltwater Bridges

I don’t know if there’s a month I like better than April. With winter fading away quickly, warmer days are here, and the fishing will be fantastic! Just like their freshwater cousins, the bite takes off in the salt this month as reds, flounder, trout and sheepshead all become increasingly active with warming water temperatures.…

Midway Man Shatters Georgia Almaco Jack Record

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a new state record for almaco jack. Hayden W. Mundy, 24, of Midway, reeled in an almaco jack weighing 19-lbs., 10.53-ozs., while fishing offshore on March 14, 2024, shattering the previous record by nearly 180 percent. Mundy’s record-breaking catch surpasses the previous record of 7-lbs., 0.7-ozs., set…

Recreational, Commercial Shrimp Season Closes In Georgia Waters

Georgia’s commercial and recreational food shrimp season closes at 6:20 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024. The closure affects Georgia’s territorial waters three nautical miles out to sea. Federal waters three to 200 nautical miles offshore remain open. The season’s closure means commercial shrimping, as well as recreational harvest using cast or seine nets for…

MARTA Subway Cars Added To Georgia Artificial Reef

Two retired 72-foot subway cars and 1,000 tons of discarded concrete culvert pipe are the latest additions to Georgia’s marine artificial reefs. The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) partnered to deploy the railcars to Artificial Reef L in about 60 feet of water approximately 23 nautical miles east of Ossabaw…

Georgia Saltwater Fishing Report – April 2024

By GON Staff | March 27, 2024

Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. Judy Helmey reports, “Bait shops should start to carry live shrimp. With live shrimp in the well, traditional adjustable floats and popping corks are going to be your best bets. If a redfish, seatrout or flounder gets close to this bait, they will eat it. You can also fish just plain naked. During April, the sounds come alive with everything from whiting to sharks to bluefish to stingray to trophy redfish to cobia to other strange creatures. It’s fun just dropping down to the bottom and waiting to see what just might get on your hook. When the fish quit biting, change your bait. Fishing with small pieces of cut shrimp will work for a while. However, adding a small piece of whiting filet sweetens the bait and offers enough of change to turn the bite back on. When the bait slows again, just go back to…

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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…

Wild In The Kitchen: 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…