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Jekyll Island Events This Friday!
Sea Turtle Release, United Way BBQ Bash and Savannah Bee Company Honey Tasting!
Join the Jekyll Island Authority's Georgia Sea Turtle Center this Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as they celebrate the release of Morcie, Glottis and Truck with a delicious BBQ Bash to benefit the United Way of Coastal Georgia and a special honey sampling of the Savannah Bee Company's Bee Cause Honey!
Savannah Bee Company's honey sampling and the United Way BBQ Bash begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is located at 214 Stable Road.
The United Way BBQ Bash includes a sandwich, two sides, drink and dessert for only $5!
Morcie, Glottis and Truck will be released promptly at 1:30 p.m. at Great Dunes Park. Great Dunes Park is located at the intersection of Shell Road and Beachview Drive.
August Fishing Report with Captain Griffin Wood
As we get into August with the dogs days of summer getting pretty brutal with very little relief from the heat. Fishing this time of year has a hot bite off Cumberland Beach, mostly Sea Trout and mixed bag opportunities. Last month we had a 4 lb and 6 lb Trout on a charter that ate live bait. The Tarpon are out on the front side of Beaches. Redfish can be sight fished in the grass on the artificial baits with a good cast. Flounder has been a good bite as well. I like to fish low tide outside of creek mouth, fishing around docks, and Jekyll Fishing Pier has produced a good bite fishing on the bottom using a live Shrimp or Mud Minnows.
Redfish have not been very egger to eat at low tide because of the hot temperatures we had as of late. If you're very quiet and stealthy these Redfish will lay in the grass to rest and try to keep cool using the grass as cover. It helps to see the fish before it sees you! We are using swim baits and shrimp as our artificial of choice.
On another note Sharks can be caught fishing on the bottom with just about any cut bait, chum, and live bait. When using live bait the presentation I like is different. I go off the beaches and look for Shrimp Boats and drop live baits behind them as they trawl for Shrimp. Creating a feeding frenzy!
Dolphins work the surface just behind the nets that are being pulled. While keeping the boat in place,we throw the live baits out and free line them to 7-10 feet down and before you count to thirty you should have a shark hooked up! Most of the ones we catch are Black Tips and Spinner Sharks behind the Shrimp Boats. I will fish Inshore for Black Tips and Bonnet Head Sharks using cut Squid fishing on bottom. Most of these Sharks range from 12 in to 3 ft which can be lots of fun on light tackle for the novice and young anglers.
Earth Day Beach Sweep-2011
Our Hampton Inn & Suites Executive Staff participated in today's Earth Day Beach Sweep! Approximately 60 bags of trash and an estimated 400 lbs of trash were removed. We hope you will come and enjoy our freshly cleaned beach this weekend! Everyday is Earth Day on Jekyll Island...we are living the "Green" Dream!
Explore Jekyll: Nature Adventure Style
Tidelands 4-H Nature Center Jekyll has unspoiled beaches & forests teaming with wildlife. Take a walking tour into the forest, beach or in the tidal marsh & see a living ecosystem that is both fragile and beautiful. Guided walking tours are available through the Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll. Tours are 1 1/2 - 2 hours long and will give you a greater appreciation for the ecosystem of the Island. Segway nature tours are also available.
Jekyll Island Fun Tours Segway Nature Adventure Glide along trails and personally witness this truly unique area.An educated guide will point out the plant and animal life as you stop to observe the sights. Riding the Segway® PT feels like nothing you've ever experienced. The Segway® PT is balances for you. It all feels natural and really cool. Call 912-635-9704 to book a reservation.
Golf Cart Nature Tours Discover a birding and nature adventure that only locals know about! Jekyll Island's three eighteen-hole golf courses are a natural home to deer, raccoon, nesting birds, flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and alligators. Join Birder and Naturalist Lydia Thompson on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a Golf Cart Nature Tour June 16th - September. Call 912-635-2368. for reservations.