Tarpon on Fly

Saint Simons Island, Georgia and 4 more

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Private trip guided by Southeastern Angling

Southeastern Angling 20-29 years of experience


Tarpon start to show up in early June because of warm water temperatures and food. This is all part of their seasonal migration up the east coast. Large fish in the 70 to 150 pound range are common. Tarpon over 200 pounds are caught and released every year. These fish can be targeted using fly tackle in several situations from fish feeding on schools of bait, to laid up fish in small areas, as well as early morning rolling and tailing fish.

Learning the habits of these amazing fish has taken decades of trial and error. Capt. Scott and his clients were the first to successfully and continuously catch tarpon on fly in Coastal Georgia. Now almost 10 years later he and Capt. Rob continue to put their clients on tarpon using fly tackle.

If you want to target schools of redfish, jacks, trout, or sight cast to triple tail, tarpon, or sharks Coastal Georgia and its barrier islands are where it’s at.

All skill levels are welcome. If needed, Our knowledgeable guides will patiently instruct beginning anglers and fly fisherman in search of taking their first fish on fly. Gloomis fly rods paired with Seigler fly reels are provided. Custom flies for your targeted species are also available. If you should decide to bring your own equipment, a 7-9 weight rod is perfect for any inshore fishing situation you will encounter. A 10-12 weight rod is ideal for fishing for tarpon, bull redfish, sharks, and other large targets.

(prices are for 1 or 2 anglers and include all tackle, fishing licenses, ice, bottled water, flats skiff, and captain)

Targeted species

  • Tarpon
  • Crevalle Jack
  • Redfish

What's included

  • Rod / Reel
  • Tackle / Flies
  • Cold Storage
  • Dry Storage
  • Water

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Quick-Dry / Sun-protective Clothing
  • Polarized Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (Lotion-based only)
  • Bring your own lunch / snacks


  • Saint Simons Island, Georgia
  • St. Simons, Georgia
  • Jekyll Island, Georgia
  • Sea Island, Georgia
  • Brunswick, Georgia

Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.

Guided by Southeastern Angling

Saint Simons Island, Georgia20-29 years of experience

Welcome to Southeastern Angling, Coastal Georgia’s premier light tackle and fly fishing guide service. Southeastern Angling’s fishing charters depart from convenient locations on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. In addition, pick ups on Cumberland Island, Sapelo Island, Brunswick, Darien, and St. Mary’s can be arranged. Southeastern Angling’s St. Simons Island pick up location is only 3 miles from The Sea Island Cloister Hotel and Resorts.

Southeastern Angling was formed when full-time guides Captain Scott Owens and Captain Rob Aldridge got together over 10 years ago and saw the need to provide a top-notch professional fishing charter service here in the Golden Isles and Florida. The Golden Isles consists of several Coastal Georgia barrier islands. These include St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons Island. Southeastern Angling specializes in inshore and near-shore light tackle and fly fishing charters not only in Georgia but also in North Florida and the Florida Keys. Providing high-quality skiffs and bay boats from 16 to 25 feet, they have the perfect tools to chase a wide array of fish in many areas around St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and The Florida Keys. All Guides are full-time and offer a lifetime of experience and knowledge.

Whether you are a seasoned fly angler, or a family seeking an enjoyable day on the water here in Coastal Georgia or the Florida Keys, Southeastern Angling offers trips catered to each individual need! Make sure to check out the Georgia and Florida Keys fishing report pages where you can browse through over 15 years of fishing reports and great videos by their professional guides!

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