Recreational fishing on Georgia’s artificial reefs occurs year-round, but is most concentrated from June through August. With the advent of warmer water temperatures, bluefish, cobia, and little tunny arrive at the artificial reefs in Spring, followed shortly by amberjack, king and Spanish mackerel, sharks, barracuda, and an occasional dolphin, sailfish, or tuna. Bottom fish caught at the artificial reefs include black sea bass, gag grouper, red snapper, sheepshead, porgies, triggerfish, red drum, spadefish, and more. Offshore fishing techniques employed off Georgia are similar to those used elsewhere, although coastal marina operators and local anglers can often provide more specific information as to what is biting, where to fish, and the gear and bait to use. Georgia’s offshore fisheries are not inexhaustible. Anglers are encouraged to practice catch & release, taking only what they can use. If quickly and properly handled, released fish can survive. It is up to today’s fishermen to restore and maintain Georgia’s offshore fisheries for future generations.
This Free Online Reef Booklet is a very informational resource about Georgia’s Offshore Artificial Reefs: