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A Guide to Fishing on Tybee Island

By: Shaniya Shabrach-Ortiz

Fishing on Tybee Island is a must-do for both novice and expert fishermen alike. Thanks to the area's calm coastal waters and year-round warm weather, visitors travel from near and far for their chances at catching Tybee's premier local fish and marine life. 

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Whether you are seeking a deep-sea fishing adventure or just a peaceful day on the water, we've compiled everything you need to know about fishing around Tybee Island.

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Tybee Island's Public Fishing Piers

Cast your line at one of the three public fishing piers: Lazaretto Creek Pier, Fisherman’s Walk at Back River Beach and the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. While it’s free to fish from the piers, a Georgia fishing license is required. Licenses can be purchased online at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resource Division or in-person at Chu’s gas station on Campbell Street.  

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Tybee Island Fishing Supplies & Charters

Looking to rent supplies for a few hours? Check out the Rip Tide Bait and Tackle Shop located on the end of the Tybee Pier and Pavilion. If you want to venture out into deeper waters, Tybee Island offers a variety of charters like Sundial ChartersTybee Island Charters and Brown’s Reel ‘Em N Deep Sea Fishing. Make memories on the water and enjoy a hassle-free experience as they provide the bait, tackle, ice, rods, reels, boat and local knowledge.

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Little Tybee Island

If you are feeling adventurous, rent a boat or kayak and venture your way across the water to Little Tybee Island! Little Tybee is an uninhabited nature preserve that is perfect for shelling, hiking and plenty of fishing. Pack up a picnic and your gear before heading over to cast a line on this uncrowded beach.

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Local Catch of the Day

While fishing on Tybee Island, you can reel in red drum, black drum, mackerels, stingrays, bass, flounders, speckled trout and shellcrackers. When you’ve filled up your cooler, head over to Bubba Gumbos or Sting Ray’s Seafood where they will cook your fresh catch!

Fishing on Tybee Island is a great way to get out on the water and cast away your troubles. Whether you enjoy fishing alone with your toes in the sand or in a group setting on a deep-sea fishing charter, one thing is for certain - you're bound to get hooked on Tybee Island!

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