Ossabaw Sound

Details

Location:
Savannah, GA
United States United States
Coordinates:
31.8394, -81.0403
Distance:
Acres
Description:

Wassaw Sound and Ossabaw Sound. Although these systems are located within 20 kilometers of each other, they have different salinity profiles. Ossabaw Sound and its associated freshwater rivers are characterized by areas of low salinity. Following a heavy rain, which dramatically increases freshwater input into the sound from the Ogeechee River, salinities in Ossabaw Sound creeks can be as low as 1 part per thousand. In contrast, the salinity of creeks that feed Wassaw Sound are typically around 25 to 30 parts per thousand. By comparison, the average salinity of seawater is approximately 35 parts per thousand. A prolonged drought, from 1997 to 2002, resulted in higher than normal salinities in both sounds.

Ossabaw Sound, at the mouth of the Ogeechee River, offers small-boat anglers a chance at aerobatic tarpon. On most days, weather conditions also permit getting out of the sound and searching the beaches for schools of pogies. A few good throws with a cast net provide the day's bait. Fish around tidal rips and bars on an incoming tide to intercept tarpon following the bait in with the tide. Heavy gear is a must to subdue one of these bruisers.

There are many fishing opportunities here in coastal georgia. you have your choice of many types of lodging, dining, and angling. there are many guides available if you do not own a boat.

Tips/Tactics:

Fish around tidal rips and bars on an incoming tide to intercept tarpon following the bait in with the tide. Heavy gear is a must to subdue one of these giants.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Shore fishing access
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Map

Map for 31.8394, -81.0403
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

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Drum, Black (Pogonias cromis)

144
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Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)

466
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Flounder, Starry (Platichthys stellatus)

84
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Flounder, Winter (Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

196
Spseatrout

Seatrout, Spotted (Cynoscion nebulosus)

193
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Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus)

216
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Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)

232

Guides

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Reel 'Er In Fishing Charters

Glad you've stopped by to visit! I'm Captain Vern, owner of 'Reel 'Er In Fishing Charters', located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. We specialize in light tackle and in-shore fishing charters throug...
Savannah, GA, United States United States

Lodges

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Tournaments

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