Well known for its calm sea conditions, Tybee Island is a great place for the experienced or novice fisherman to try their luck at catching “the big one!” Even if you are just bringing your rod and reel out to the beach to enjoy a fun day of surf fishing, chances are you won’t leave Savannah’s Beach with an empty cooler.
There are three public piers for fishing; Lazaretto Creek pier, Fisherman’s Walk on the back river, or the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. You can also try your luck from the beach or off the beaten path at some of the creeks, bridges, and tidal pools.
The most common species caught are red drum, black drum, whiting, croaker, stingrays, speckled trout, flounder, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, as well as many species of sharks.
Fresh Water, Salt Water, and some Deep Sea fish require fishing permits/licenses to catch, as well as, catch limits. For information on these guidelines, license pricing and information, contact the local fisheries Law Enforcement branch by phone at: (912)727-2111
Anglers age 16 and older must have a current Georgia fishing license in their possession while fishing in fresh or saltwater in Georgia. Additionally, a free SIP is required to fish in saltwater. A temporary authorization number obtained by telephone or internet sale may be used for seven days until the paper copy is received or printed. Conservation Rangers may require photo identification when checking fishing licenses.
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Telephone | 1.800.366.2661 (M-F from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and S-S from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Note: Georgia DNR has Agreements with Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina that allow holders of Georgia fishing licenses to fish in the waters covered without obtaining a fishing license from the bordering state.