Unless you’re an avid angler, you might not know that National Fishing Month is underway. Beginning on July 24 and ending on August 30, National Fishing Month is a special observance where we celebrate a practice that has persisted since the dawn of human civilization. Here on Tybee, there are plenty of fishing opportunities both on and offshore. Whether you’re fishing for a living, for food or for fun, you’re sure to enjoy what the island has to offer. Here’s your ultimate guide to fishing on Tybee, just in time for National Fishing Month.
Before you can begin your angling adventure, you’re going to need a fishing license as they are required in Georgia. For both residents and nonresidents, anglers 16 and older must obtain a fishing license and have it in their possession while fishing in fresh or salt water in Georgia. If you don’t have fishing license, you can purchase one online easily via the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division. For pricing information, visit our fishing page. It’s also a good idea to review Georgia’s fishing regulations before you go.
Where to Fish
When it comes to onshore angling, you can fish most of the beach on Tybee including Lazaretto Creek Pier, South Beach’s Pier and Pavilion and the Back River Pier. Once you have your license, you can fish at any of these locations at no extra cost. Just cast your line and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the Atlantic Ocean.
If you want to go offshore, there are several fantastic fishing charters well equipped to take you on a deep-sea adventure. Southern Saltwater Adventures offers nearshore, offshore and deep sea charters that you can book by the hour. Amick’s Deep Sea Fishing offers a variety of trips including full and half day trips to suit your needs. You can take a private group of up to six anglers, and all bait, tackle and licensing is included. Browns Reel em In Deep Sea Fishing is another awesome option that offers 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14-hour fishing trips. Each of their vessels can comfortably accommodate up to 20 anglers, making them a great choice if you have a big group. There are many other local fishing charters available to help you find your next great catch. Check them out here.
What You’ll Catch
Tybee boasts a wide variety of marine life, and you can catch lots of different species of fish on any given day. Catches might include red snapper, scamp grouper, gag grouper, amber jack, king mackerel, cobia, vermillion snapper, silver snapper, hogfish, trigger fish, black sea bass, porgies, grunts, almaco jacks, bar jacks, flounders, bass, red drum, black frum, speckled trout, shellcrackers, whiting, croaker, stingrays, sheepshead and a variety of sharks.
Be sure to bring water to stay hydrated during a long day out at sea. Snacks are a good idea too. Just make sure to dispose of trash properly to prevent beach and ocean litter. That’s all the facts. Now you’re all set for your angling adventure on Tybee!