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 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.
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Jekyll Island Fishing Center
10 Clam Creek Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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
1 Harbor Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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.
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.
100 Stable Rd
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Former stables now hosting exhibits of local history, a gift shop & tours of Jekyll Island.
100 S Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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.
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.
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
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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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
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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
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With more than 20 miles of bike trails and pathways
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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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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