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SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
by Srbenda
Been fishing SGI this week with little success.
We've caught trout, bluefish, and sailcats, but with no consistency. Despite fishing docks and structure with aqudream spoons, fresh crab chunks, and topwater, no redfish have bit us yet.

We've drifted both the Sikes Cut and the West Pass with live pins and live crabs, and got sharked once, but we are marking lots of fish. We might be struggling with getting our baits into the fish zone, but I'm not sure.

Offshore has been a bust due to the wind, and even inshore has been tough a few afternoons with 15mph+ winds.
We did troll the beach for about an hour yesterday, but it wasn't easy in 2-3' swells. How deep should we be for kings along the beach?


The weather does look better thru the rest of the week, so I'm hopeful we'll get out deep.

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 28th, 2020, 9:43 pm
by luckywsp
Have you been stopping at crab trap floats and the like looking for triple tail? They usually haunt that area.

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 28th, 2020, 10:07 pm
by silverking
Boy, that comment sounds vaguely familiar. :wink:

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 9:01 am
by Srbenda
silverking wrote:Boy, that comment sounds vaguely familiar. :wink:
I will strongly consider this option coming from such a heralded source

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Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 9:27 am
by Srbenda
silverking wrote:Boy, that comment sounds vaguely familiar. :wink:
I will strongly consider this option coming from such a heralded source

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Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 9:47 am
by rockyg
I have fished that area a lot in the last few years. April, May and about 1/2 of June are usually pretty good for Reds and trout. October and November too. However, July and August pretty much suck. You have about an hour to fish before the sun comes up and hits the water. After that go home.

This does not apply to Trippletails. Lots of those tasty rascals around, starting at the bridge to SGI and west from there. Seems like a tower boat would be ideal for that. lol

Good luck.....it's still WAY better than being at work like the rest of us. :thumbup:

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 11:41 am
by GusMccrae
does anyone have any success north of the bridge between Eastpoint and Apalach? Just looking out over all the grass and backwater, looks like it would hold a lot of fish, especially in cooler months?

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 2:13 pm
by Pirate
SGI area has been really slow all year. The wind started blowing the second week of April and has been consistent since then. the days that have been calm have been few and far between. We have caught some fish but have had to work really hard for them. Just a tough year all the way around. Enjoy your time.

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 5:58 pm
by Srbenda
Managed some beachfront trolling today, saw birds working bait schools, and got 3 nice Spanish, with the largest measuring 21". Attempted to head out to the SGI Bridge rubble, which was the closest in structure, but got run off by a thunderstorm before we could wet a line.

Hoping that this TS heads east, so I have a shot at AJ's on Saturday on the boat ride back.

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 29th, 2020, 7:11 pm
by flatsbroke22
GusMccrae wrote:does anyone have any success north of the bridge between Eastpoint and Apalach? Just looking out over all the grass and backwater, looks like it would hold a lot of fish, especially in cooler months?


That area holds a lot of fish but can be very hard to navigate. It’s very shallow but there are ways to get around. Google earth will help but still be careful. The good thing is the bottom is mostly sand/mud. I hired a guide to captain my boat so I could save the tract lines on my gps but when I swapped units the tracts didn’t transfer for some reason :bang_1

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: July 30th, 2020, 12:19 pm
by Srbenda
Fished again this morning, starting before sunrise. Checked all the crab traps we saw, but saw no T-3's. Worked some shoreline with a spoon an topwater, and lost a big red, and landed an underslot red.

Tide went slack, and so did the bite...

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: August 2nd, 2020, 10:33 am
by Greenbone
I’ve done well on reds east of Carrabelle River along 98. With and without pop’n cork . 2-4’ feet right along grass line.
Good luck !

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2020, 8:12 am
by dropaline
Is sgi St george sound? If not where is it?

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2020, 10:50 am
by flatsbroke22
dropaline wrote:Is sgi St george sound? If not where is it?


SGI is St. George Island. The area from Apalachicola to Alligator Point is St. George Sound.

Re: SGI inshore

PostPosted: August 3rd, 2020, 1:45 pm
by dropaline
flatsbroke22 wrote:
dropaline wrote:Is sgi St george sound? If not where is it?


SGI is St. George Island. The area from Apalachicola to Alligator Point is St. George Sound.

Thank You!!