• 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

    Captain Matt Williams of Miss Judy Charters took the Crenshaw’s father sons fishing team on a catching affair. From left to right! Captain Matt, Cole Crenshaw, Kenneth Crenshaw Jr. and Father Ken Crenshaw!

    While inshore fishing with Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters Brian Smith Savannah, Georgia caught this nice triple tail.

    While inshore fishing with Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters David and Trent Rhymer both visiting from Loganville, Georgia caught some nice fish. David and Trent are both holding up a nice black drum!

    While inshore fishing with Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters Tina Hutcherson Pine Mountain, Georgia and Bill Barueux Slap Out, Alabama had themselves a catching blast. As you can see they caught a fine mess of whiting, which Captain Garrett cleaned. However, after they caught their supper they did a little shark fishing while using whiting steaks as bait and what did a catch? Some really nice sharks! Yes, they caught them and released them!

    Spotted Sea Trout Bite

    While inshore fishing with Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters Troy Baird Savannah, Georgia his son Troy currently attending Auburn! Troy is holding up a nice spotted sea trout, which he caught while using a mud minnow under a popping cork!

    While inshore fishing with Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Evan Baird Savannah Georgia currently attending Auburn has a catching blast. What’s Evan holding? In his right hand is a black drum and in his left hand is a nice spotted sea trout. In other words, “Fists full of fish!”

    While inshore fishing with Captain Garrett Ross of Miss Judy Charters Aaron Wood Lothian Maryland caught some really nice fish! Take a look at the nice spotted sea trout!

    Artificial Reef less than 50 feet of water
    Are still holding Spanish mackerel, King mackerel (slingers some over 24 inches and some less) blue fish, little tunny, and Bonita.

    Rhett Allen Savannah, Georgia Captain Kathy Brown Miss Judy Charters and his father Rich Allen Prosper, TX had a catching blast for sure!!!

    Travis and Rebecca Windley (Texas) Captain Kathy Brown Miss Judy Charters and Taylor “Game Player” Windley Savannah, Georgia

    Denise Arringtion Midway Georgia..nope there are not genuine red snapper they are vermillion snapper better known as b-liners

    Andy Arrington Midway Georgia on Miss Judy Too! Nice trigger fish for sure!

    Captain Steve “Triple Trouble” Howell Atlanta, Georgia caught his nice super size trigger fish. Captain Judy is assisting! As far as bait, it seemed the smaller piece of squid the better. My father used to say, “The bigger the bait the bigger the fish!” Well, it seems in this case not so! The secret when targeting fish that are known for being “Jabbers” is that you used a piece of bait that is small. The smaller the bait the closer to the hook’s point the quicker you will be hooked up!

    Why do I call trigger fish jabbers? When a trigger fish feeds it jabs at the bait so as to tear it apart. Once this happens and you don’t hook up you normally end up with a long string of leftover quid. A long time favorite meal for a trigger fish is a sea urchin. The sea urchins have one vulnerable spot, which is completely spine free. The trigger fish tries to hit this spot so that it can crack open the urchin. However, before this happens normally the trigger gets a lot of spines broke off in its face. Once they hit the sweet spot the urchin is cracked open and a grand feast is had. So it would seem that they go at all things that they want to eat by jabbing and then pulling!

    Yes it is grouper catching and keeping time!
    Captain Steve “Triple Trouble” Howell Atlanta, Georgia caught this nice scamp grouper with live ruby red lips. Captain Kathy Brown of Miss Judy Charters is assisting!

    Gulf Stream

    Photo by Captain Garrett Ross


    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!” I was asked, “Will the Swirleybird-spinner work in saltwater?” And the answer is very simple and to the point, which was absolutely!


    Little Miss Judy’s Believe It or Not!”

    Photo by Bill Vanderford
    My long time friend Bill Vanderford (designer of the ever popular Swirleybird lures) sent me this photo that he took many years ago! Heck, this picture could have taken from my boat Miss Judy!

    “No Names Needed”
    Way back many years ago I use to take my father’s fishing doctor friend’s son on my boat. This was an annual event, which had many twists and turns in the entertainment department. Firstly, we always went to the Texas tower, where we would anchor up, sometimes fish, sometimes swim or dive, and always drank!

    It always was a very memorable day for one reason or the other! The son of my father’s drinking friend was very good looking, had lots of clout in the medical world, which in turn gave him much opportunity in the “getting attention mode!” Although he might have been married men at this time, I don’t think he ever stopped practicing the art of dating. At least this is just my opinion and as you all know sometimes opinions have absolutely no truth to them.

    I remember this one time while anchor at the Texas tower. There were 5 nurses and one doctor all in the water hanging on my stern rope. Back in the good old days it seems we only thought about sharks when we actually saw them. Now this to me is so funny. If you think about it sharks were during this time were definitely more plentiful and certainly a lot larger! There was this one time in particular where a big shark definitely made a showing.

    Apparently, the sharks picked up on some sort of scent. Heck, as far as I knew it could have been someone’s perfume. I remember lots of those different smells once everyone boarded the boat. I was sitting in my helm trying not to look at the happenings taking place in the water. Heck, it’s hard to do this when there is laughter, screaming, and splashing going on at the stern of your boat. Out the corner of my eye I saw something large and dark under the water making way in our direction.

    Where we were anchored….
    The Texas tower looked liked like an offshore oilrig. It was located at the end of the shipping channel and this was where the ships leaving the port would either make their way north or south. This marked the beginning of the shipping channel entrance. Boats of all sizes always had this spot “tunnel visioned” into their fishing day. This basically meant, “There isn’t fish anywhere else, but at the tower,” which certainly wasn’t true especially during this time. However, during the weekends there were plenty of boats circling, anchored, and tied to the tower. Heck, fishermen left their boats, climbed on the tower and exactly fish directly from the attached walkways. Also remember loran had not been invented or at least fishermen did not have it on our boats. LORAN was aberration for Long Range Navigation. And another thing this was before there was any such thing as offshore artificial reefs! I know you most likely get that this was a very long time ago!

    Lloyd Bridges “Sea Hunt”

    I remember this one-day right before I took my father’s fishing doctor friend’s son out. Daddy had taken some divers out to the Texas tower to do a little diving and fish spearing. Back in the old days Daddy took a lot of sports divers out to this area. There were a few instances that I remember just like it was yesterday. The first is the fact that all skin diving suits were totally back and the regulators were the “old timey ones.” Here’s my rendition of what I remember them looking like. Do you remember the show “Sea Hunt?” (TV series 1858-1961 staring Llody Bridges) I remember those large black hoses coming out of each side not a single one like the high tech ones of today do.

    I remember the divers talking about this “big Jew fish” that lived down under around the tower’s legs. According to them it was a big as a “Volkswagen.” Now there is a reason that I am telling you all on this, believe it or not, but it will eventually tie into the story. A few days prior, Daddy had about 6 divers down all moving about the tower legs and shooting their fish of choice. As they shot their fish, they remove them off the spear and put them into the fish bag. The fish bag was attached to the diver’s belt, which had a 6-foot leader line. This kept the bag with the dying, bleeding, and created dead fish smells at least 6 feet from the diver. At the time it sounded like a well thought out plan. However, later on you will find out it wasn’t such a good idea after all. A large shark grabbed the bag and started to swim off with it. And you already know what happened the diver was pulled behind the shark. The diver should have used his knife to cut the bag’s leader, but it was dropped. It was a big shark! According to the very disturbed and shaken diver he had felted the tail bush him a few times. It happened so very fast! The diver was trolled for several hundred feet from the tower. The good news is that the leader line did break freeing the diver from the shark.

    This is not the shark that tried to attack the doctor and nurses back in the mid sixties, but it was every bit as big. Heck, from eye level it would have even look bigger!

    Now back to the story at hand where Doctor and Nurses were in the water behind my boat. The dark shadow down under turned out to be a large shark that surfaced right behind the boat. Of course, it looked like a great white, but it turned out to be an impressive size tiger shark. This boiled down to big shark with lots of white teeth, everyone screaming while trying to get out of the water at the same time! As of this moment, even after liquor, beer, or wine had been sucked down I no longer had any trouble from my father’s fishing friend’s son in regards to getting out of the boat into the water!

    Thanks for Reading! Captain Judy
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