Capt. Scott Griffin
St Simons Island Fishing Guide
Owner of Goin’ Coastal Charters
For over 35 years Capt Scott Griffin has been addicted to fishing. His experience ranges from fishing the coast of North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico and everything in between. From bottom fishing the wrecks and reefs to trolling the Gulf Stream, his passion is fishing and it shows in his charters. Drawing from his well traveled fishing experience, he brings a unique perspective to St Simons Island Charter Fishing.
Growing up the son of a highly decorated USAF officer whose passion was fishing, he comes by his zeal for fishing honestly and with great enthusiasm. As early he can remember he was fishing with his Dad off of Cape Hatteras for Blues, Tuna and Kings and from that point his love of fishing was born. Everywhere his family was stationed, he and his Dad managed to fish. From the East Coast to the Gulf Coast, no fish was safe from the Griffin fishing express. Even wetting a line in Germany on the coast and in the rivers.
Following in his Dad’s footsteps he also joined the USAF and was stationed in California for a brief period where he got to experience fishing on the “Left Coast”. He was then stationed in Upstate New York for 5 years and was landlocked. This didn’t deter him, ice fishing on the lakes during winter and fishing for trout in streams in the warmer months satisfied his fishing habit. After 6 years of service he was Honorably Discharged and began work in Atlanta. He had the opportunity to fish on several Southern Kingfish Association teams in North Carolina with solid finishes posted.
In 2006 he had the opportunity to breathe some salt air and move to the Golden Isles where he worked in a large manufacturing plant as an Analyst until he decided to pursue his passion full time. Developing a friendship with one of the premier guides in the area, he learned the local waters from the best of the best and began his St Simons Island Fishing Guide career. Now his passion is his full time job.
Fishing inshore for Trout and Redfish , offshore for AJ’s, Kings, Snapper or Grouper, or for Tarpon, Sharks or Triple Tail in the near shore waters, you will find him on the water daily. His professional attitude and easy going good humored nature blended with 35 years of fishing experience make for an enjoyable and informative fish catching adventure.
He still fishes several Kingfish, Tarpon and Shark tournaments a year as his schedule permits but his number one priority is being a St Simons Island Fishing Guide and putting his customers on quality fish, day in and day out. Not locked into just inshore or offshore fishing, he is well versed in every kind of fishing the Golden Isles has to offer. He is currently on the Pro Staff for the following companies: Columbia, Yeti, DOA Lures, Redfish One Hooks, Costa Del Mar, Minn Kota Motors, Cannon and Hummingbird.
Capt Scott has been married to Patty, a Respiratory Therapist for 31 years and has two sons. Zak is the the first born but was fatally injured in a National Motocross race in 2006. Jace, an active 6 year old is the newest addition to the family. Following in his Dad’s footsteps, Jace has been fishing since he could hold a rod.
Goin’ Coastal Charters
Phone : (912)-230-2811
Email : FishingInGa@gmail.com