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Cumberland Island National Seashore teeming with monster-size surf fish

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Gateway city, St. Mary’s, Nearest Airport Jacksonville International Airport. Busiest month, June.

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Cumberbland Island is breathtakingly Georgia’s southernmost barrier island. Learn to slow down on white sand beaches and maritime forests, feral horses and the fishing is on June through November. Cumberland Island has excellent inshore, off shore and nearshore action.

March, mud flats and tidal creeks

The trout, flounder and redfish school on oyster bars along with redfish some thirty to forty feet out. It’s never crowded. Bluegill and bass in freshwater lakes. If you are 16 years old and older you must have in your possession a Georgia Fishing license.

Cumberland Island is 17.5 miles long and 3 miles wide, and was designated a national seashore in 1972. The island is chock full of history from the Carnegie family and fishing is well within the scope of activities allowed here. The list of species to be caught is too numerous to mention and the size of fish that frequent the waters is record-size.

With little commercial development the only way to the island is by water

Fishing report. The tripletail bite is decent this week. On the beaches whiting caught with dead shrimp is the best deal fished from the bottom. Trout are hitting live shrimp and artificial lures. Flounder have been caught using mudminnows. Sharks are fooled with cutbait this week and bluecrabs are everywhere. The Satilla River is cranking out the fish.

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