Being a coastal town means we are the perfect place to do some fishing when you are on the island. Here is what you need to know to make the most out of your fishing trip in The Golden Isles. Keep in mind that if you are on a charter fishing boat, you may not need to obtain a license on your own.
In order to go fishing in our waters, you will need a fishing license issued by the Georgia DNR. You can visit their website to quickly and easily obtain one.
There are some great local charter boats that fish our waters almost every day of the year. If you have the time, here are a few that we recommend:
Liquid Asset Fishing: They offer full and half day fishing charters. Captain Larry Swicegood has over 20 years of fishing experience on the Georgia Coast. All of your bait, tackle & fishing licenses are provided when you fish on his boat. For more information, visit their website.
Coastal Georgia Charters & Tours is an excellent option for larger groups and families. They offer dolphin tours, eco-shrimping tours and private charters for inshore fishing. Full and half-day fishing charters are available and their boat is equipped with on board restroom facilities. For more information, visit their website.
Captain Mark Noble is one of the most experienced fishing guides on St. Simons Island. He offers both inshore and offshore fishing excursions for 4, 6 or 8 hours. If you are looking to take in the sights, he can also orchestrate a nature or dolphin tour for you and your family. For more information, visit his website.
If you happen to be a land lover but still like to fish, visit St. Simons Bait & Tackle located in the heart of the pier village and just steps from the St. Simons pier to rent poles or a crab trap and try your hand at fishing or crabbing! You’ll also see many photos of what people have caught from the waters surrounding St. Simons Island. Visit their website or give them a call at 912-634-1888.