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    Hey gang,

    Pulled this from Captain Dave's latest St. Simons fishing report email. This is the best intel on the planet concerning fishing the Georgia coastline:

    Summer time has arrived at the Beach. Daytime temperatures are in the 90's and the water temperature has reached 80 degrees. This means several things:

    Speckled Sea Trout:
    The trout are spawning and are in front of Cumberland Island. They are also on the oyster rakes and in the creek mouths along the larger waterways. If you are fishing for them, make sure you fish clear, moving water. The most effective flies are a clouser in Chartreuse and white, tan and rusty orange as well as the Estaz Marabou. Try the Estaz Maribou in all white. Gulp baits and DOA's fished below a cork are also an effective way to fish for them. Clear with gold or silver glitter are the the colors of DOA's that consistently produce. The most effective way is to fish live shrimp on either a float rig or under a popping cork.

    Red Fish:
    These fish are on the low tide flats. Normally we can fish for them on the low tide for two hours on the outgoing and two hours on the incoming. If the water is clear enough, the wind light enough and the sky bright enough, we fish for "floaters" in the tall grass or on the Oyster rakes after the fish scatter into the grass on the high and mid tide. Fishing for them on Spring Tides (New and Full Moon tides) when they are tailing in the short grass is the classic way to sight fish for them. A list of dates when the tides are right for tailers, is below.

    Triple Tail:
    The Triple Tail are moving to the markers. You have to fish the markers when there is very little current, either right at high or low tide. Catching these fish on the markers requires accurate casts with either a float rig and live shrimp with conventional tackle or large clouser with a fly rod.

    The pogies are here, and there have been several sightings of Tarpon. Shark fishing is always good in the summer. Personally, I am looking forward to when the big Jack Crevalle arrive later this summer.
    If you are coming to the Golden Isles and want to fish either with me or on your own, please give me a call, and I will be glad to give you the latest reports.

    Capt. Dave
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    Buck Henry
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