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.
We supply all the fishing gear you will need, including:
For creek fishing we typically use:
For surf fishing we typically use:
For fly fishing:
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.