Tybee Island - [Fishing & Crabbing Information]

Fishing on the Island:


[Fishing Pier][Fishing On the Rocks][Lazaretto Fishing Pier][Oyster Bed Fishing]
[Fish Species Caught on Tybee][Fish Species Caught Offshore of Tybee]
[Fishing Licenses]

[Offshore Fishing - Sponsored by, Sundial Charters]


Tybee is an island so, of course, you can fish from the beach. There are a few areas where "surf", "beach" fishing is not allowed and these areas are clearly marked with signs along the beach. No beach on Tybee's shores is considered private beach property, it is ALL PUBLIC, though you should be sure to avoid the dune lines when going to and from the beach.


FISHING ON THE ROCKS[TOP]

On the far north and far southern points of the beach there are rock jetties that protrude outward away from the sandy beaches, these are used more commonly by local crabbers, but some fishing is done from them as well.


FISHING PIER[TOP]

Tybee Fishing Pier is located on the backside of the island[Take Highway 80 until you reach the 2nd traffic light, turn right on Jones Avenue, follow Jones until you reach the dead-end, take a right, the road to the fishing pier is the first STREET to your left, park, and then walk-up to the pier.] The pier borders on the "Back River, across the river you will see "Little Tybee Island" which is actually larger than Tybee itself. This island can only be reached by boat, or swimming(which we donot recommend) to it, and of course, by air.


LAZARETTO FISHING PIER[TOP]

Fishing areas not actually on Tybee but very nearby would be the Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier, and the oyster bed area just the other side of the Lazaretto Creek bridge. Approaching Tybee on Highway 80, approximately 1/2 mile from the entrance to the Ft. Pulaski National Monument, you will see the Lazaretto Creek Boat Ramp on the righthand side of the road. If you take this turn and proceed down the smal palmetto tree lined roadway(which is actually a part of "Old Tybee Road") you will come to a dead-end, once their, park and it is a very short walk down to the pier, which rests on Lazaretto Creek. You'll also get an excellent view of the bridge, and of the shrimp boats docked just across the river from the pier.


OYSTER BED FISHING[TOP]

The oyster bed mentioned earlier is on the opposite side of the bridge, to reach it , you must walk across highway 80 over to the left edge of the bridge, from there you will see a trail leading through the marsh and down to the oyster bed.


For additional fishing, primarily sport fishing, there are several commercial sport fishing charter services.


FISH CAUGHT ON TYBEE[TOP]

Most common fish caught in the area, fishing from Tybee itself:




Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Shoal Bass

Shellcracker

Sauger

Walleye

Redbreast

American Shad

Hickory Shad

Bream

Bull Catfish

Channel Catfish

White Catfish


FISH CAUGHT OFFSHORE OF TYBEE[TOP]


Most common fish caught in the area, off-shore:



Spanish Mackerel

King Mackerel

Cobia

Red Snapper

Gag Grouper

Amberjack

Bluefish

Black Sea Bass

Sheepshead

White Marlin

Blue Marlin

Tarpon

Atlantic Sturgeon

Spotted Sea Trout

Dolphin(the fish, NOT the mammal)

Red Drum


LICENSES[TOP]

Fresh Water, Salt Water, and some Deep Sea fish require fishing permits/licenses to catch, as well as, catch limits. For information on these guidelines, license pricing and information, contact the local fisheries Law Enforcement branch by phone at:

(912)727-2111


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