A Better Catch

After getting stumped in Warsaw Sound, I took the left over shrimp to my local lagoon and caught this nice spotted sea trout, 26 1/2 inched long and 6.5 lbs. I noticed that when I threw the shrimp hooked to my bobber into the lagoon the shrimp began to jump out of the water. The next thing was “crash” and the fight was on. Joe Tyson 5988765 cell 843 810 4891

Mark Your Calendars- January 29, 2016- CCA Skidaway Annual Fish Fry

CCA Skidaway’s Annual Fish Fry Coming January 29, 2016 Please mark your calendars and get your tickets now by contacting Stan Fater at 912-429-2838. Great food and great fun for $20 per ticket! This includes food, beer, wine, soft drinks & coffee. Find out who has been selected as CCA Skidaway’s “Volunteer of the Year”. To be held starting at 6:00pm at the Sunset Room -Delegal Marina.

Nice Catch!

Chuck Smith, Dave Devore, and Rick Cunningham  chartered this trip in November. Chuck caught the biggest fish, this red drum, and a good time was had by all.


According to Rick’s camera’s GPS, here’s the spot!









CCA Georgia Mission

Coastal Conservation Association Georgia (CCA GA) is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to the conservation, promotion and enhancement of Georgia’s marine resources. CCA GA’s strength is drawn from the thousands of recreational saltwater anglers that make up its membership.

Please feel free to browse our web site. Take a look at our photo album! Join CCA GA and be directly involved in shaping the important issues that keep our costal resources strong, safe and vibrant. Your membership helps us continue to be an active and vital part of the community. Some of our recent projects include…

  • Operation R.O.E.
  • Oyster reef restoration
  • Fish habitat enhancement
  • Educational kids’ fishing derbies
  • Offshore reef program
  • Advocacy; passage of HB 869

CCA September Meeting – Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

CCA – September Meeting/Seminar

Grays ReefGray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, one of the largest near-shore “live-bottom” reefs of the southeastern United States, will be the focus of the CCA of Skidaway’s June meeting and seminar to be held on Monday, September 14, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm. Featured speaker Cathy Sakas, a professional interpretive naturalist and founding chair of the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, will discuss how the Reef relates to Coastal Georgia.

Gray’s Reef is currently the only protected natural reef area on the continental shelf off the Georgia coast and one of only a few natural marine protected areas in the ocean between Cape Hatteras, NC and Cape Canaveral, FL. The approximately 22 square mile sanctuary (about 14,000 acres, located 16 miles east of Sapelo Island between Savannah and Brunswick) of Gray’s Reef is just a small part of the U.S. territorial Atlantic Ocean, yet its value as a natural marine habitat is recognized nationally and internationally. While direct access to the reef requires experience in open-ocean diving, the Sanctuary is popular with recreational anglers, boaters and more experienced divers.

Cathy Sakas’s lifelong love of the ocean began at age three when a huge wave knocked her face flat onto the beach thereby sealing her respect for the ocean’s awe-inspiring power and fostering a lifelong fascination of it and ultimately advocacy for it. She holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.Ed. in Science from Armstrong State University. Beginning her career in 1976 as a professional interpretive naturalist, she specialized in ocean and coastal environments while leading educational wilderness expeditions into remote tropical and sub-tropical environs. She has served as Education Coordinator of NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, has been certified as a pilot of one-person submersible DeepWorker 2000, and been an Aquanaut, spending nine days in Aquarius, an underwater habitat, to research coral reefs off Key Largo. She’s a co-founder of Ocean Exchange and founding chair of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, raising thousands of dollars to support ocean science, education, and ocean and coastal issues.

Cathy has co-produced and hosted two Emmy winning nature documentary series called Coastal Naturalist for Georgia Public Television and co-produced a third single program entitled Secret Seashores, which GPTV still uses as a fund raiser to this day. She also hosted and served as the consulting naturalist for a multiple Telly award winning nature series of 66 programs for Turner Broadcasting’s Turner South entitled The Natural South.

CCA is a non-profit organization with chapters on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts. For more information about CCA of Skidaway contact Joe Tyson, 598-8765. For more information about CCA’s Georgia District, contact Tom Rood, 598-9753. For information about this month’s meeting and seminar, contact Rich Hackett, 598­-9185. Area residents are invited to attend the CCA of Skidaway meetings and seminars held on the second Monday of the month at St. Peter’s Church.

CCA Georgia Supports Seatrout Regulation Change

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding hearings regarding a proposal to change the minimum possession size for spotted seatrout from 13 inches to 14 inches.  The attached announcement from DNR explains the proposed change.
CCAGA supports this proposed rule change.  Along with our support however is a strong request that the Georgia DNR continue to monitor the abundance of seatrout in Georgia waters so the effect of this rule change may be measured in the next few years.  The Coastal Resources Division of DNR has conducted a Sportfish Population Health Assessment each year for a number of years.  This information plus other abundance data exist so baseline data is available which can be compared with future fish abundance measures.  It is CCAGA’s position that continued regular stock assessment for seatrout is essential for proper management of this resource.