Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

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Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Fishing

For anglers (avid and first-timers), there’s always something biting in the surf, creeks or off the dock; and our tackle shack is ready with all the necessary poles, tackle and bait you’ll need. Our naturalists will take you out to their favorite fishing holes where they'll help you land the big one. Or if you'd rather go out on your own they will tell you about the best spots to fish and set you up with all the right tackle.

 

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, pristine estuaries, marshes and rivers, Little St. Simons Island offers guests rare access to one of the most productive fisheries on the East Coast and presents a unique saltwater fishing opportunity. The estuary of the Altamaha River provides habitat and nutrients to support large numbers of resident inshore game fish and a spawning ground for larger offshore fish.

Fishing Opportunities:

  • Guests can creek fish on their own from our dock or a variety of locations on the island. We have bikes set up to haul fishing gear, and a naturalist can help plan your independent excursion.
  • Naturalist-led fishing excursions on Little St. Simons from the banks of many of our tidal creeks.
  • Naturalist-led surf fishing excursions at the beach in the summer and early fall. Please note, the surf fishing gear is not available for outside of naturalist-guided activities. If you would like to surf fish outside of the guided excursions, we encourage you to bring your own surf gear.
  • Naturalists lead ocean seine netting programs at the beach in the warmer months.
  • If you are looking for a chartered fishing trip, spin or fly fishing, we can recommend local guides. Call or email for information on that.
Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

We supply all the fishing gear you will need, including:

  • Light weight spinning rigs
  • Surf rigs (only available on guided excursions)
  • Fly rigs, leaders, and flies
  • Gear boxes
  • Frozen bait
  • Artificial bait
  • Rubber boots (size K3 – Adult 15)
  • Bikes for hauling fishing gear

 For creek fishing we typically use:

  • Penn spinning reels with 10-12 lb. monofilament
  • Medium to light rods

For surf fishing we typically use:

  • Penn spinning reels with 50lb. braided line and heavy leaders
  • Heavy surf rods

For fly fishing:

  • 9ft., 8wt. rods
  • Ask a naturalist if you are interested in using this gear.

Common sport fish that frequent the waters around Little St. Simons include red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), and southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), all with seasonal variations in abundance.

We recommend catch and release but if you want to bring a catch to the table, make sure it upholds saltwater fishing regulations, and bring it back. The kitchen will gladly prepare it for you. We do encourage you to only keep the minimum of what you will enjoy and release the rest.

Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

1000 Hampton River Club Marina Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522, United States P: (888) 733-5774  E: lodge@littlessi.com

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Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
Fishing, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island