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I'll be camping at Cumberland Island the end of October and would like to try out my 8wt in the surf and the docks.
I guess I have a few questions:
What fish am I likely to find, if any?
What flies are a must?
What type of leader set up should I use?
Is my floating fly line OK?
I've never fly fished in the salt before so I am a total newbie here.
09-29-03, 12:13 PM
forget the ocean side and fish the inland side. the specks ought to be running strong in there.
10-22-03, 08:57 PM
Hey, I'm interested in heading to Cumberland Island sometime again.
Never fly fished there though, so I'll be watching this post. How late in the year is fishing decent? Nov? Dec? ??
Probably the most beautiful place to camp around.
10-22-03, 09:58 PM
We camped there years ago one October. I fished some and we caught a spec or two on the inland side. However, I used a cast net to gather shrimp for bait and caught a BUNCH of big shrimp at high tide at the dock.
I'll let you know how it was. I'm leaving today. I' m going with the wife and our 3 year old and 10 month old so I don't know how often I'll get to escape. I plan on fishing the surf and around the Sea Camp dock.
I agree BW, Sea Camp Campground is one of the greatest places to camp.
10-23-03, 11:29 AM
Pick up a copy of Jimmy Jacob's book on fishing the Atlantic coast. He covers Cumberland and the neighboring islands. --JK--
10-24-03, 12:33 PM
and for the visual, try this .............
I got back last night from a wonderful camping trip on the island. Only fished an hour or so in the surf and didn't catch a thing. The pelicans were doing very well a few hundred yards beyond my range. I did see a school of about 100,000 baitfish slowly making their way south. They didn't seem to concerned about predators.
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