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Jekyll Island Fishing


Cast Your Line in Coastal Georgia's Waters for Some of the Best Angling in the Southeast.


Fishing is a favorite pasttime on Jekyll Island, whether it is onshore or offshore fishing charters, you'll find plenty to Explore for beginners to experts. Fishing charters and guided tours are available most days in season, with the Jekyll Island Marina and Jekyll Island Wharf provided easy access and fishing supplies for anglers. Jekyll offers surf fishing, a drive-up boat launch, and two fishing piers. Local species include red drum, spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel, flounder, shark, croaker, spot, yellowtail, and others. Shrimping and crabbing on Jekyll Island is a popular pasttime and the gentle tides and numerous inlets and waterways provide ample opportunities to make a big catch. Before casting your line, a Georgia fishing license is required whether fishing inland on a lake or river or on the coast in the ocean or sound, so be sure to purchase yours and avoid any unpleasant surprises or fines.
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Jekyll Island Fishing Supplies

Jekyll Island Fishing Center

10 Clam Creek Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.3556

Outfitter for bait and tackle, fishing and beach gear rentals, nautical gifts and souvenirs. Also book your airboat rides, fishing excursions and dolphin tours here.

Jekyll Island Fishing Pier

At the north end of the island you will find Jekyll's campground, fishing pier, bait and tackle store and seasonal horse back riding.

Jekyll Island Bait & Tackle

The Campground Country Store
912.635.3021
Jekyll Island Fishing Charters

Airboat Rides

10 Clam Creek Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.223.2723

Enjoy tours of the marsh on a six-person airboat piloted by an experienced guide. Departs from boat ramp off Riverside Dr.

Bracewell Charters

366 N. Riverview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.996.1572

Coastal Expeditions Charter Fishing & Dolphin Tours

1 Harbor Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.270.3526

Enjoy Fishing Charters, Dolphin Tours, and Sightseeing Trips along Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island and St. Simons Island is great year round. Thousands of acres of salt marsh flats, miles of rivers and creeks, warm ocean waters, and an abundance of shrimp and baitfish make these waters some of the most productive fishing grounds anywhere. Nearshore and inshore fishing are all available. Speckled Sea Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Whiting, Spanish Mackerel, Shark and Tarpon are a few of the species that we target.

All trips are private charters, only your group or family onboard. Six-person maximum. Bait, tackle, fishing license and ice are provided. We'll even clean your fish should you decide to keep some for dinner. Trips depart Jekyll Harbor Marina daily.

A native of the Golden Isles, Captain Reynolds began fishing local waters with his father over 40 years ago. He is a professional fishing and tour guide, outdoor writer and photographer. Captain Reynolds has been featured on the Georgia Outdoors TV program, written about in many outdoor magazines and newspapers, and has been on the cover of Georgia Outdoors News Magazine.

Golden Isles Charter Fishing

912.634.1219

Inshore and Offshore Fishing Charters, Nature Trips and Dolphin excursions for the family. 4-Hour, 6-hour, & 8-hour days. Captain Mark Noble is one of the most experienced charter fishing guides on St. Simons Island. If you have seen fishing shows televised on ESPN, FOX Sports South, SUN SHINE NETWORK, Out Door Channel, HTS (Home Team Sports), Media One or GON TV for this area, it was probably filmed with Mark. Saltwater Sportsman, North American Fisherman, GON, and Going South Sportsman magazines have also sought out Mark for his fishing ability. Mark grew up on St. Simons Island and spent many of his early years exploring and fishing the vast estuary system that engulfs these Islands.

Jekyll Fishing Charters

370 Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.269.7337
Captain Griffin Wood knows all the best fishing spots around Jekyll Island.

Offshore Charters

10 Clam Creek Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.270.7474

Salt Lick Adventures

Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.258.8283
Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours & Boat Cruises

Dolphin Tours of Jekyll Island

366 Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.3152
Booking dolphin tours, private tours, sightseeing and group tours, shrimping and ECO tours. Boats accommodate 49 passengers each. Reservations recommended. Daily tours 9am-6pm.

Jekyll Island Fun Tours

97 Great Dunes Ln
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.9704

Little Raccoon Key

1 Harbor Rd.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
706.284.3247

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

100 S Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
912.635.5032

Canoe & Kayak Tour Agency. Located on the southwest side of Jekyll Island, adjacent to the salt marsh on the pristine 'Tidelands' salt pond, 4-H Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on coastal ecology programs for the general public and school groups, guided kayak tours, canoe rentals, and a live coastal species exhibit gallery. In keeping with Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program objectives, Tidelands strives to develop an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the environment, as we connect participants with Georgia's coastal ecosystems.
Jekyll Island Fishing Licenses

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A Georgia fishing license is required whether fishing inland on a lake or river or on the coast in the ocean or sound. Georgia residents over 65 years old can obtain a lifetime fishing license without charge. You can acquire a fishing license either through a licensed dealer (e.g. Maxwell's in the Jekyll shopping center) or online. A license also can be purchased directly from the state Department of Natural Resources, which has a facility just east of the Sidney Lanier Bridge on the north side of the Brunswick River.

A fishing license costs $9 for a Georgia resident or $45 for a non-resident for one year. All fishing licenses are good for one full year (12 months) from the day that they are purchased. One-day licenses can be purchased for $3.50 for both residents and non-residents.
Shrimping & Crabbing on Jekyll

Shrimping

No visit to Jekyll or Coastal Georgia is complete without a taste of the infamous Wild Georgia Shrimp. For those looking to catch their own, St. Andrews beach on the south end of Jekyll Island is a popular spot for recreational shrimpers. This area can get crowded on weekends, with several 100-foot (maximum size) nets being dragged along the bottom of the shallow water, as well as a few individuals with casting nets. Shrimping season generally runs from early June until early January. A fishing license is required - for more info visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Crabbing

Catching a blue crab in the coastal waters is as simple as putting some tasty bait on a hook in a small net or crab cage and throw it into one of the creeks on Jekyll Island or off the fishing pier and waiting just a few minutes. Prime locations for crab-catching on Jekyll Island are Clam Creek on the north end or St. Andrews beach on the south end. Patience is rewarded after just a few minutes. Reeling them in as as easy as pulling in your net or cage and very carefully removing the crabs with a pair of long pliers or other tool, being extra cautious to avoid those nasty pinchers! Regulations mean all crabs need to be a minimum of five-inches across, otherwise you have to throw them back. A Georgia fishing license is required. Crab nets, cages and other supplies can be found at Maxwell's in the Jekyll shopping district.

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Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Kayaking & Canoeing on Jekyll Island

Exploring the natural splendor and marsh wetlands of Jekyll Island is the best way to take in all the unspoiled beauty that Coastal Georgia has to offer. Take a guided kayak tour of the Jekyll River and tidal marsh. Rent a canoe or pedalboat and enjoy fishing or a relaxing paddle on Rixen Pond. Learn about Jekyll's coastal ecosystems and wildlife as you explore Jekyll's beaches, forests and marsh. View Jekyll Island Outfitters »



Jekyll Island Restaurants

Jekyll Island Restaurants

Jekyll Island offers a variety of dining options to choose from, from casual to fancy, as well as places to grab a quick bite or take the whole family. We've compiled a complete directory of all the local restaurants on Jekyll, along with contact information and an interactive map so you can easily find the one you're looking for.
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Jekyll Island Bicycling and Bike Rentals

Jekyll Island Bicycling

With more than 20 miles of bike trails and pathways, bicycling is a great way to Explore Jekyll Island's natural beauty and plentiful wildlife. Free bike path maps are available at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center and at the bike barn on Shell Road. Bike rentals are available adjacent to the island's miniature golf course and children's playground.
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Jekyll Island Sea Turtles

Terrapins are the only turtle species in the world known to live their whole life in brackish water (a mixture of salt and fresh water, common in the Golden Isles). Found in the marsh habitat of Georgia's Barrier Islands, they have webbed feet with claws on each toe, allowing them to swim well and also walk on land at low tide.

Diamondback terrapins are one of the most common turtles to see along the causeway. Female terrapins are almost twice as big as the males. Because of their hard shell, female terrapins can't expand their bodies to accommodate eggs. A female terrapin grows to about 8 to 10 inches long in comparison to a male and she lays 8 to 10 eggs which take about 65 days to incubate.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a functioning hospital for ill and injured sea turtles and is the only hospital of its kind in the state of Georgia.
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