Captain Eric Norberg
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Captain Eric Norberg of Mudd Flats Fishing Charters
Here we go with May’s fishing report here in southeast Ga. The water is really warming up, the trout are on fire around the docks and along the jetties. Using slide popping corks with live shrimp or jigs is the best bet for catching trout. Out among the grass flats and oyster flats, around Cumberland, the redfish are spotted cruising in large numbers. I love chasing the reds on light tackle and fly. You can find a good number of whiting being caught in deep holes around creeks. Using a bottom rig with shrimp is the ideal way to fill a cooler. Let’s not forget about the triple tail. They are starting to move into the sounds around Cumberland. Fish the old crab pots and channel markers with a 1/16 oz jig or a voodoo shrimp.
In June’s fishing report we are going to shift gears a little bit. This month I want to talk to both the nearshore and offshore fly fishing. Just 5 miles offshore the shark bite is outstanding. Here at Mudd Flats we like to chum for those sharks, pulling them in closer to the boat. Use a 10 to 12 weight fly rod with 6 to 9 inch streamers. The spanish mackerel and kingfish are on fire. Troll using live greenies or ballyhoo. Also, you will find bonita smashing baits on the surface. Keep a rig set up to cast a jig or a top water for them. The trout and redfish bite continues to get better as the summer months approach. Don’t forget to look for those doormats around the docks and treelines, tight to the bank. This wraps up Mudd Flats inshore fishing report for the month, tight lines everyone. Till next month, tight lines everyone!
Captain Eric Norberg Mudd Flats Fishing Charters