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Old 08-31-15, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default St. Simons Flood tide report

The last two days the morning flood tides have been as good as it gets. We didn't go longer than ten minutes this morning without working tailing red fish. Both yesterday and today, my guys got shots at 30+ fish.

While you get a lot of shots, and the shots are not far, they HAVE TO BE ACCURATE. If the fish is tailing away three feet from your fly, you will not connect. Cast a foot in front and a foot beyond the fish. Work your fly back to the fish, and he will eat.

Only fly you need is a Black Toad, although last week I caught a 19" fish on a tan, size 2 Stealth Bomber (Check that out Kent Edmonds). Love to see the reds charge a surface fly.

The flood tide should continue for the next three or four days. If you can, this is the time to fish. We have another week of great flood tides in late Sept/early October.

Later in October will bring cooling water. The water will clear and the fish start to form larger schools. October, November and December offer some awesome fishing.

Just because there a lots of fish, they are not dumb. Cast carefully, limit your back casts and be stealthy. Take a few shots and you will connect.

Oh, trout fishing on the fly was great last week. Even trout eat a black toad.

Here is a photo from a Guide's Day Off. We dodged thunderstorms, waterspouts, and managed to get this one before the skies opened up.
Capt. Dave
Fly Cast Charters of St. Simons Island, GA
"Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn"
FFF Certified Casting Instructor
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