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jmorgan40 posted 07-10-2007 03:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for jmorgan40   Send Email to jmorgan40  
I normally fish the Florida panhandle but I am making my first trip to the Geaorgia coast next week (07/19/07). I plan on staying in Richmond Hill and put the 20 Outrage in at Kilkeny Fish Camp. I heard J reef or L Reef are producing well. Any tips on locations, what's biting, and tactics would be appreciated. I have heard several good things about the Kilkenny marina and fish camp. Nothing fancy but a great homebase to fish from. Heading down Thursday night. Will fish Friday and Saturday and drive back Sunday. Tight Lines!
Joe
minitauk85 posted 07-10-2007 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
Joe- I'm jealous! Sounds like a great weekend! Jerry and I have been killing the stripers over the last month or so- missed you out there- have you been on the pond lately? We expect you to post pics of your trip- might have to make that trip myself! It looks like the Panhandle Rendezvous isn't in the works, but I'll be there for a week in October if you have any interest in meeting up around the Alligator Point area -let me know-k
jmorgan40 posted 07-10-2007 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
Kevin,
Have not been out fishing Lanier in about 6 weeks. Was out a few times with the family. Been traveling alot on business, then we went to NJ for a week for a wedding and spent time there with family and friends. Did alot of saltwater fishing in NJ though. Also been trying to catch up on a bunch of things around the house. She never says anything when I go fishing but we did need to get some things done around here. Painters are working on the outside this week.Looking forward to fishing the GA coast though next week. I will let you know how we make out. I also have off this Friday but I have a ton of errands to run. Take Care
Joe
John W posted 07-11-2007 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for John W  Send Email to John W     
Make sure to get appropriate charts. Compared to the clear waters of the Panhandle, boating on the Georgia coast can be tricky. The inshore waters are muddy from all of the lowcountry rivers and marshes, so the water looks the same whether it's 30 feet or 12 inches. And there are dramatic changes in depth inshore, so running aground at speed is a danger if you don't know where you are.

If you're going offshore this won't be an issue, but stay to marked channels going out & coming in.

The other issue are the tides - 7 to 10 foot tides are the norm, and the resulting currents are dramatic compared to the gulf. Bring large fenders for tying up if you have them, and extra dock lines if you're staying overnight.

As to the fishing, I haven't heard much lately & haven't been - and I do my boating further north in Savannah, so I'm not much help there.

Good luck,

John

jmorgan40 posted 07-11-2007 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
John,
Thanks for the advise. I waill be careful and already have the charts. I am very familiar with the coastal brackish waters. Grew up on the South Jersey coast and 18 years as a charter boat captain on Jersey Shore and Cheasapeake. We to have 6-7 foot tides in South Jersey. In fact I just returned from a week in New Jersey. Stayed at my friends place on the bay and had use of his 22 Guardian Divemaster all week. It was great. Thanks for the tips
Joe
Murphy posted 07-19-2007 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Murphy  Send Email to Murphy     
Joe,

I grew up in Savannah, and in fact was just there last weekend fishing with my dad. We fished in Wassaw sound and caught a few nice trout. My father-in-law lives in Richmod Hill and just started an eco-tour charter service. I believe he is moored at Kilkenny...Anyhow last I heard they were catching some Mahi at the snapper banks.

Good luck.

RM

Murphy posted 07-19-2007 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Murphy  Send Email to Murphy     
Forgot to add, if the weather is bad or seas too rough, check out the slough on Ossabaw island... at the beach. Ask at the fishcamp and they can tell you how to get there. Lots of trout in the slough.

RM

jmorgan40 posted 07-19-2007 11:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
RM,
Thanks..Just got back to the hotel in Richmond Hill. We got here later than expected due to a flat on the trailer. Found the Marina but will have to wait till tomorrow t put the boat in. This is the second bad tire I have had. I plan on buying 4 new tires when I get back, Thank god for the Trailer Assist policy I get for $15 with BoatUS. Paid for itself on this trip. Called Boat US and they had someone out to change the tire in 30 minutes. Not bad considering I was on I16 in the missle of no where.
Murphy posted 07-23-2007 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Murphy  Send Email to Murphy     
So, how did you do?
jmorgan40 posted 07-24-2007 05:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for jmorgan40  Send Email to jmorgan40     
Murphy,
Did not do real good. Pretty windy first two days and snotty offshore. It was very difficult to bottom fish and tough trolling the wrecks. Of course the outrage handled wonderfully in rough seas. Was 20-23 miles offshore both days. All in all it was still a great trip. Had some great seafood even though we did not cach it. Loved the Kilkenny fish camp. Lke going back in time and great folks there. Although I would of loved to catch more fish, the time well spent with my son before he returns to college was priceless.
Joe
WillyumT posted 08-08-2007 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for WillyumT  Send Email to WillyumT     
I grew up in Kilkenny area during 1950's and 60's. My family is still in the area. Fishing in that area is very good.

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