This location is the beach all along Cumberland Island. April is the month for big redfish to be prowling the beach. Look for big pogie pods as the bait begins to arrive in April. The big bull reds can be caught on the bottom under the pods of baitfish.
Cobia also begin to show in April along the beach. Be ready to toss an artificial black eel or live bait to a surface cruising fish.
In all, we fished eight identifiable locations; all of them are are identified here with GPS numbers. We found fish in every location, but, we made our fishing location selection based on the tide situation.
The seatrout we caught generally liked to feed from just before high tide to about half way down to low tide. They liked the cuts around the oyster and mud bars that dropped off into deeper water. While we caught fish at the marked locations, there are numerous bars and cuts that we did not fish that will also hold fish.
We caught the redfish feeding on a dead low tide. They hung around and could be caught until the oyster bars were almost covered by the incoming tide.
In the creeks we caught redfish moving in with the tide looking for bait. Although we didnt fish for them on an outgoing tide, we could have caught those same fish as they moved off the flats and into the creek.
You can see that part of our fishing success is not simply marking a location. Rather, it is being in that location at the right tidal stage to find feeding fish. Had we fished for trout at location 3 at low tide, we would probably have been skunked.
And, speaking of tides, you need to know that tidal changes from high to low in this area are significant. We measured at least a four-foot difference in depth from high to low tide. This is important to remember. It is very easy to get caught on one of the numerous bars or flats as the tide heads out. It drops faster than you believe and it will leave you high and dry for several hours!
This applies to the jetties as well. Swift tidal currents can have your boat breeched on the rocks if you do not pay attention to dropping water.
South Georgia anglers have quite a secret on their hands. The saltwater fishing here is like it was twenty years or more ago in other more populated areas. Those that fish the area know it. Fishing guides that serve the area also know it. It is an outstanding, uncrowded, pressure-free fishing area.