The Fishing Pier – One of Many Fishing Options
Jekyll has many fishing options, including dockside, shoreside, charter boat, and seining. You can often see fishermen at The Pier on the northern tip of the island, in the surf all along Jekyll’s beaches, and even fishing around the island’s salt-water pond. This article features dockside fishing at Jekyll Island’s north-end pier, adjacent to the Clam Creek Picnic Area.
The Jekyll Island Fishing Pier is at the end of Clam Creek Road, near the campground on the northern tip of the island. It provides a great area for saltwater fishing from a dock. Crabbing is popular on the portion of the dock closest to the shore, as well as fishing for flounders! Can’t wait to get both of those back to our cottage for dinner. You might also catch Croaker, Sheepshead, Perch, or Shark. Everyone at the pier is friendly and will share tips for how they have caught their favorites. We recommend timing your outing for an incoming or outgoing tide. You can check a tide chart to plan your trip.
The film X-Men: First Class featured the Jekyll Fishing Pier as a submarine docking location. This gives you an idea of the size of the structure, which juts 360 feet into St. Simon’s Bay, with a T-shaped top. Sections of the pier are covered, so you can protect yourself from the sun. The large size of the pier allows everyone to spread out, and there’s plenty of room to bring your own chairs for lounging.
Parking is very convenient, so carrying your gear down to the pier is easy. The Jekyll Fishing Center is located at one end of the lot and provides easy access to bait or a refreshing ice cream snack. Restrooms and picnic area are all close-by.
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