• Savannah Fishing Report - GA

    Miss Judy Charters
  • Miss Judy Charters provides Inshore fishing, Offshore fishing, and Gulf Stream fishing charters. Whether it's sport fishing for the serious angler or a leisurely day for the family, we have the trip for you. We have been fishing in Savannah, Tybee and adjacent waters for over 50 years. We have the knowledge for your inshore and offshore fishing adventure.

  • Savannah Fishing Report - GA

    While inshore fishing for cold water reds with Captain Matt Williams of Miss Judy Charters Mike Solley Bowling Green, Ohio and Jim Grant Oxford, Michigan had a wonderful time! Both fishermen told me that they were visiting the area trying to escape each of their home town cold weather conditions. While using mud minnows, dead shrimp, and live mullet Mike and Jim had a pretty darn good inshore catching trip. And Captain Matt Williams showed them the way!

    Please meet Tripp Ross! He is the newest member of the Captain Garrett Ross’s Family and to the Miss Judy Charters K-9 fishing team! Captain Garrett is doing a little pre-fishing and First Mate Tripp is doing a little guarding. Heck, you just never know when a green eyed sea monster might come a calling!

    The Inshore Catching Plight!

    The inshore bite proved to be very interesting this past weekend. Captain Matt Williams fished a couple of days with customers and had some nice keeping fish days. While using mud minnows and finger mullet Captain Matt dialed the red fish in! Both days he arranged his trip departure to fall around the lowest of the tide stage, which happened to take place mid morning. What did this mean? He was taking advantage of the sun’s ability to warm the mud giving the red fish their best chance at moving and feeding. Well he did and they did! So all was good for sure!

    Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters did a little pre-fishing this past weekend while using mud minnows as bait and also had a very interesting weekend catch. Water temps topped out at the high fifties and even momentarily tipped the scale to the sixty mark inshore fish are definitely on the feeding move. Here’s is Captain Garrett’s fishing report for this past weekend: While targeting red fish he caught spotted sea trout and while targeting spotted sea trout he caught red fish! What does this all mean? Well, for sure the fish are on the move! And what’s good about this? Well, when the fish move they got to eat!

    Captain Matt Williams of Miss Judy Charters is seriously ready for the 2018 fishing season!

    Nathan and Catherine Mikeska of Savannah, Georgia had a grand inshore fish catching day with fishing with Captain Matt Williams of Miss Judy Charters. What were they fishing for? Red fish! And what did they catch? Red fish! I think you get it! What does all if this boil down too? They had possibilities of blacken, fried, baked, and grill red fish for dinner for a couple of nights!

    Please meet Nathan Mikeska of Savannah, Georgia! He is holding a nice soon to be released trophy red fish. While inshore fishing with Captain Matt Williams of Miss Judy Charters, Nathan and wife Catherine had very nice catching, keeping, and releasing day! You know what they say, “It’s always good to keep a few and release the rest!” And that‘s just what they did!

    See here’s what I know! Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters keeps his fish at bay! What does this mean? Captain Garrett is always fishing even on the most ridiculous weather days. The way he looks at it is this: When conditions are just right your chances for catching are pretty solid. However, when the wind is blowing, rain is falling; the water is extremely cold, and who knows what the crazy barometer is doing Captain Garrett still goes fishing! Better known as catching!

    Captain Garrett is holding a nice spotted sea trout that new family addition Tripp approved of! Why? Tripp Helped Captain Garrett find it! And when what did he do? He barked with grand approval! Tripp is the newest member of the Miss Judy Charters K-9 Dream Team! Welcome aboard First Mate Tripp!

    Go here and find out the real catching deal!
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    2018 Inshore/Offshore Fishing Clinics
    February 24, 2018 Saturday and February 25, 2018 Sunday
    On inshore/offshore boats in the water
    $135.00 per person for inshore
    $150.00 per person for offshore
    Time: 8:00AM till12:00 NOON
    Snacks and drinks provided by Captain Judy
    Place: Miss Judy Charters dock
    202 Wilmington Island Road
    Savannah, Georgia 31410
    912 897 4921 for more details!

    2018 Inshore Subjects and handouts:
    All those fishermen attending inshore classes on the boats in the water classes will receive what is biting best Inshore when 2018 fishing calendar! 2018 Tracking Fish Chart! Special techniques for targeting and catching red fish, spotted sea trout, sheepshead, and Flounder Trophy Reds & Gator Trout Tarpon Fishing Traditional adjustable and popping cork float fishing techniques, Learn how to take advantage and use the “Pecking Order” Basic Drifting & bottom fishing & 360 degrees line, Learn the value of rips, Best Times to catch your own bait and where to look, Structure and its value: Sand Bars, mud flats, oyster bars, rocks, docks, and rips, Suspended baits, pinching of baits (mashing) Live baits: mud minnows, shrimp, menhaden, and mullet, Triple tail catching techniques, Value Plus of trolling motors, Artificial bait techniques, Advantages of shrimp boats to fishermen, and Ask any questions that you might have and we will try to answer them! Captains on board will...be Captain Matt Williams, Captain Tommy Williams, Captain Garrett Ross, Captain Kevin Rose, and Captain Alan Collins

    2018 Inshore Handout Booklet
    My handout booklets are updated every year. It’s has plenty of detailed fishing information on best tackle and bait to use, rig illustrations, drawings showing techniques for fishing around buoys, shrimp boats, and birds. Shows best times to target fish when and where by each month.

    2018 Offshore Fishing Clinic
    February 24, 2018 Saturday and February 25, 2018 Sunday on offshore boats in the water

    $150.00 per person
    Time: 8:00AM till12:00 NOON
    Snacks and drinks provided by Captain Judy
    Place: Miss Judy Charters dock
    202 Wilmington Island Road
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

    To make reservations or for more information, please contact Captain Judy
    912 897 4921 office
    Email: Fishjudy2@aol.com
    2018 Offshore Subjects and handout:

    Log Book Procedures, How to catch the best bait and when, How to keep your bait alive, How to cut your bait up, Baiting up techniques, How to rig up when using live and dead bait, Artificial Reef Fishing Techniques, old school rigging ballyhoo techniques, butter-flying bait, Best Bottom Rigs for this area and how to make them yourself, slow, medium, and high speed trolling techniques, how to rig for large bottom fish, advantage of shrimp boats to fishermen, best flat line techniques, Sheepshead fishing/anchoring techniques, offshore flounder techniques, cobia fishing made easy, how to fish live bottom, wrecks, and rips. And you can ask questions and take pictures. Onboard will be Captain Ken Kennickell, Captain Deidra Helmey Jeffcoat, Captain Kathy Brown, and Captain Judy Helmey will be teaching and telling some fine fish catching stories!

    Fishing techniques for: live bait Spanish sardines and cigar minnows, Spanish/king mackerel, large sharks, cobia, trophy red fish, sheepshead, flounder offshore, black fish, vermilion, triggerfish, as well as other bottom biters, genuine red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and Mahi Mahi!

    2018 Offshore Handout Booklet
    My hand out booklet is updated every year. It’s has plenty of detailed fishing information on best tackle and bait to use, rig illustrations, drawings showing techniques for fishing around buoys, shrimp boats, and birds. GPS fishing coordinates are included for west/south east live bottom areas located at artificial reef “J” and live bottom areas to fish at the North, Middle, and South Snapper Banks. There might be a genuine red snapper season in 2018; GPS coordinates furnished could help you find the fish that you are looking for! I say, “Why wait to learn, when you can find out now some of the secret top ways of fishing from the pros!”

    Offshore Report!

    Now is the time for everyone to start planning that offshore fishing trip! From what we know about last year’s catch to what we are seeing so far this year...it looks like it is going to be a heck of a offshore catching year! For those that want to do a short offshore artificial reef fishing trip the bite has been good when targeting sheepshead, black drum, flounder, and black sea bass. For those fishermen that prefer a longer boat ride I suggest giving the Savannah Snapper Banks a try! Believe me you will not be sorry!

    Gulf Stream Report!

    The days are getting longer! What does this mean to a possible Gulf Stream fisherman? You don’t have to run as long in the dark. Trolling and bottom fishing has always been good this time of the year. However, you won’t know unless you go!
    Freshies Report and it’s a Salty Report Too!
    Just do it!

    Bill Vanderford
    My long time friend Bill Vanderford invented these lures many years ago. The best news is not only do the freshwater fish love them so do the saltwater ones too! A lure for all seasons with good reasons!

    Bill Vanderford says, “The fishing season is on the horizon, so if you want an easy way to catch more fish than ever....the Swirleybird is the answer!” Captain Judy says, “Order some today!”

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