Fishing on Tybee Island
Bring those fishing poles! Fishing on Tybee Island is a wonderful experience for anyone, especially families with a passion for it. The memories made while fishing on Tybee will have you coming back again and again. We have many spots great for fishing; South Beach Pier & Pavilion, Back River Pier, and Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier are the most popular and easiest to locate. They are all easily accessible and create the perfect atmosphere to hook that fish!
The South Beach Pier and Pavilion jets out from the beach, across the shore line and is great for the family who likes to play in the sand too.
The Back River Fishing Pier is known as a great spot for the quiet fisherman. There is a little beach below, but it is more private than our main beach. The next street over, Alley 3 is a ramp where you can unload your own kayaks for a day on the water. We are a very recycle friendly community as well as largely protecting our wildlife so please dispose of your used fishing lines in the proper container marked with a sign.
Lazaretto Creek Fishing Pier has something special all to its own. Other than fishing, dolphin watching can be viewed sporadically throughout the day. Just remember, there’s no guarantee, but it is free! You can also see the excitement of the seagulls as the shrimp boats come under the Lazaretto Creek Bridge to dock for the day. It’s just beautiful at sunset too! You may also fish along the shoreline beside the rock jetties at the North and South ends of the beach. Lazaretto Creek Seafood is a great place to get bait and Captain Roy, owner and longtime fisherman, is sure to tell you one of his amazing fishing stories. Just ask!
Fishing on Tybee Island does requires a fishing permit. For those age 15 and under, there is not a requirement for a fishing permit. If you are age 16 or older, you must obtain a fishing permit. However, when you arrive on Tybee, stop by Chu’s Convenience store at the light of N. Campbell and HWY 80 and they will be happy to assit you in the purchase of a fishing permit. The types of fishing passes along with their fees are listed below.
GA-Instate: 3-Day = $6.50, 1Year = $12.00, 2 Year = $19.00
Out of State: 1-Day = $8.00, 3-Day = $23.00, 1 Year = $48.00