Fripp Island April Fishing


Resort Living : Retirement Lifestyle


Fripp Island & nearby fishing
By Rita Riley

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Fishing- An article in the Island News  talked about the Wahoo Madness which was so interesting. They are one of the fastest fish in these waters with top speeds at 50 MPH! You need wire to bring them in – the 300 lb monofilament & 200 lb fluorocarbon lines won’t last. They are also one of the best fish to eat-especially grilled! The Bft Cobia season is one of the best in the country & ranks as one of the best places for Cobia in the world. They will start in offshore waters in mid April & peak in the Broad River in mid to late May. Water temps are rising fast now -& 68º will bring them in & they spawn at around 69º They head back out to sea and can be caught over structures throughout June & July. It is also a great tasting fish & grilled is best and blackened is good, too. Mid-month, the Savannah Now reported that near shore & inshore whiting have climbed to the top of the action list as well as sheepshead both offshore & at the artificial reefs plus inshore around the many bridges, docks & underwater obstructions. Our Fripp Marina has planned a Memorial Day Kingfish Tournament . Call the Marina 838-1517 for details

During each of the seasons (except maybe Jan-March) there are fishing tournaments held by our marina.  The larger boats either stay in the marina waters or in the drydock up in the marina area.  Fripp Island Property Owners are discouraged from parking any boats on their property which are over 21' in length and which would be an eyesore to the neighborhood.  Naturally, the oceanfront properties at either end of the island do have driveways which accommodate larger boats and the weekly seasonal rental guests frequently bring one down.  That is allowed - but permanent parking of large boats in a driveway or on a lawn are not allowed.

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