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SUBJECT: Spring brings Superb Fishing to the GA Coast

Submitted by Capt. Richie Lott ( from GEORGIA on

Spring Brings good Fishing to the Georgia Coast in 2010!

This is my favorite time of year. Not only is it recovery time for a slow winter, but the fishing is kicking into high gear all along the GA coast. From the inshore rivers to the offshore reefs and the Gulf Stream, itís on!


After a slow period of fishing for Trout and Reds along with quite a scare that a lot of fish may be dead and gone, we have found just the opposite. We have all found the fishing to be stellar on the flats for Redfish and nice catches of speckled trout are being reported in most coastal areas in GA.

Fish are biting artificial and live shrimp inshore right now and the entire fishery is looking up compared to just two weeks ago. Some of the most avid trout anglers in our area were striking out on speckled trout. With all the worry out of the way, all of us can get back to keeping our eye on the ball, which is catching.


Bull Reds and Sharks are keeping fishing guides along the GA coast busy around the edge of huge menhaden bait schools. The Reds caught this spring have been some of the largest we have seen in over a decade. We personally boated some reds over 50 pounds on several outings fishing near bait schools in the rivers and sounds in south east Georgia.

Triple Tail sight fishing remains consistent, but its weather dependant. The floating Triple Tail that are laden down the Georgia Coast during the spring months can be seen just below the surface lying on their side awaiting your live shrimp or GULP shrimp fished just beneath a float and presented to his lipsÖ. Heíll eat, probably 90% of the time if the presentation is correct.


Catches of Sea Bass, Summer Trout, Sheepshead, Spadefish, Kingfish and several other species have arrived on our artificial reef and live bottom areas here on the GA coast. A smorgasbord of fish are available offshore of our beaches right now, and it will only get better over the next few weeks.

Cobia have finally showed up after a long anticipated wait and they came in thick this season. You wonít just see one, there are normally several in a pack, roaming the offshore reefs in search of most any offering available after their long journey from the south. Cobia will normally be in our area until mid-June along with the bait fish schools that engulf the reef system offshore.

Lotís of fish biting right now on the GA coast. May is the prime month to be geared up and be ready for just about anything as the spring window swings wide open for fishermen.

Be safe on the water and tight lines to all!

Capt. Richie Lott


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