St. Simons Island, Georgia
Georgia has exceptional tarpon fishing near the famed "Golden Isles," around the coastal town of Brunswick. Fishing is done within a couple of miles of shore; the tarpon show in early June and offer consistent fishing through September, and often well into October.
Last August, 41 anglers in 11 tournament boats hooked an estimated 195 tarpon, and caught and released 61 fish weighing 40 to 180 pounds.
Greg Hildreth (georgiacharter
fishing.com) knows the tarpon waters in the St. Simons Island area well. Top hotels, motels, resorts and restaurants can be found on Sea, St. Simons and Jekyll islands. One of the best is the Beachview Club (beachviewclub.com), on Jekyll Island.