Most people don't think of the beach when they think of Savannah, but it's only about 20 minutes from the water. Then you also have alot of tidal creeks and rivers to fish as well. I live about 10-15 minutes from downtown Savannah and 10 minutes from the beach. So it's not far from the water at all. Georgia has some incredible saltwater fishing, but most people just never put Georgia and saltwater fishing into the same thought. Which is a shame but a blessing at the same time.
One time I caught a 19 inch trout and a 23 inch red within a minute of each other, no lie. I have pictures to prove it. I also catch whiting, catfish, blues, black drum, spadefish, ladyfish, croaker, pinfish, monster sting rays, sharks, and lots of delicious shrimp. What I do is castnet for shrimp and mullet, then I put aside the larger shrimp, and use the smaller shrimp as bait. Then at the end of the day, crack open a cold beer while the shrimp boil and the fish is in the oven. Mmmmmmmm
I haven't fished the Chesapeake Bay and the Outer Banks enough to be able to judge them. However, the majority of saltwater fishing that I have done has been in SC/GA so I am a bit biased there. We don't have saltwater stripers here that I am aware of, but they are in the Savannah River. One thing I have never seen here is a big croaker, other than in the seafood case at Kroger. Not sure why, but they are nowhere near the size of the croaker I have caught at the MMT.
As cold as the water is, I can't afford to be picky. I like catching the big horse croaker, they're fun on light tackle. Can't wait for the water to warm up so I can really get to use my big baitcaster. Ah, the sounds of screaming drags at 2 am on the Tybee pier. This is my idea of paradise. Other than having beautiful women serving me cold pints of Guinness while I fish.
yea I have to agree.. screamin drags and beautiful guiness serving women are heard to beat. I dont really mind the croaker they are fun to catch, they just are a pain when they nibble/steal your bait when flounder fishing.
I'm on board w/Guinness "if it's the Extra Stout" and as far as the babes go T-B-BE-BTs, yeah buddy (as the wife is asleep at this point and She's not the board moderator)
Prefer Spot, Bluefish, and Menhaden - and Croaker if thats what I have for Cobia bait. Now fried Croaker is some awesome eating especially served up downeast, NC style. And yes, I caught a 3lb Croaker this summer that fought like a 30" Drum
The extra-stout is really good, but I can't drink more than a couple without feeling like I had a 3 course meal. Now when my girlfriend moves down here this fall, I can have her serve me Guinness while I fish, mmmmmm.
I have no idea why the croaker here don't get as big as they do up there. Any idea?
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