"Fishing in Savannah"

Fishing Update
By Capt. Judy Helmey

A Georgia fishing license is required to do any type of fishing. This license can be purchased at tackle stores, convenience stores and over the phone by calling (888) 748-6887. Have a credit card handy. The fees that are collected are put back into the sport. An annual Georgia resident fishing license is $9, a fishing/hunting license is $17. Every fishing person ages 16-65 must have a license.


Fishing hot spots

Back River Pier
Chatham Ave., Tybee Island

Frank O. Downing Park
Diamond Causeway
near Skidaway Island

Islands Expressway
Frank W. Spencer Park
on Wilmington River

Lazaretto Creek
Hwy 80 East
toward Tybee Island

Salt Creek Bridge
Hwy 17 at Silk Hope

Thunderbolt, Wilmington River

Tybee Island Pier/Pavilion
North of Tybrisa St. Tybee Island

Lake Mayer Park
Montgomery Crossroads
at Sallie Mood Dr.

Kings Ferry Park
Hwy 17 South on Ogeechee River

Current Georgia state regulations for fish

Inshore saltwater fish are as follows:
Type of fish Bag limit Minimum size
Spotted sea trout 15 13" total length
Spottail bass 5 14" total length (<27")
Flounder 15 12" total length

Regulations for offshore fish are as follows:
Type of fish Bag limit Minimum size
Black Sea bass 20 10" total length
Vermilion snapper 10 11" total length


Helmey operates Miss Judy Charters. For more information, call 897-4921.

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