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Georgetown, Pawleys Island and Debordieu Fishing Charters Report – Summer 2016

It’s been a great Summer in the salt marsh. The weather has been beautiful and the redfish and flounder bite have been as good as ever. We’ve been catching redfish in the shallow water around Georgetown on gulp bait, topwater lures, fly tackle, and on live baits. The trout bite is firing-up now and the best season for fly fishing for reds is upon us. Can’t wait to see what the fall season has in store. Call any time if you’d like to book a trip or talk about fishing charter options around Pawleys, Georgetown, and McClellanville.

Tight lines,

Capt. Jay Nelson

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Jan 12th & 13th – Winter Red Fishing in Georgetown, South Carolina – Fishing Charters

Had a great weekend on the water with Ryan, Schuyler, Cheech, and Dr McCabe and family. We easily broke the 70 degree mark both days – that always makes for a pretty good January bite. Saturday the sight fishing conditions were perfect with the bright sun and lack of cloud cover. We found a couple LARGE groups of fish cruising on top of the oysters at high water, but they were surprisingly picky. Once the sun warmed the mud a low tide, the fishing started to pick up. On Sunday, Dr McCabe surprised her dad with a fishing trip while he was in town visiting – he had no idea what they were going to do until they drove up and saw my skiff. Mr Poferl was visibly excited as he is an avid walleye fisherman up in Minnesota. Dr McCabe, her dad, and son did a number on the redfish and even landed a bonus flounder – how many of those do you see in January? Hoping this weather holds for awhile!!!!

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Melissa and Jared ryan and sky ryan redfish Mr Poferl white pelicans jared redfish 2 cheech redfish ryan and sky 2 Melissa flounder

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December Redfish – Georgetown & Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Nice weekend to be on the water. Saturday was slick calm and the bite was pretty good once the fog lifted. Had an even better day with the Shealys on Sunday. They caught upwards of 20 fish throwing gulp swimming mullet and mud minnows. The temperature rose to above 70 degrees which always triggers a good winter bite. Fishing should be great through the Christmas Holiday. Hope everyone is planning for some time on the water.

Please click on the images below to view them in full size…they look much better this way.

Mike’s first inshore slam…all before 8am on saturday.

Here’s a really cool pic of a redfish about to eat a gurgler fly…taken by my friend Perry Peace at http://www.debnews4u.blogspot.com/

Thanks for having a look and Merry Christmas!

Capt Jay Nelson


Halloween Weekend 2012 – Georgetown / Pawleys Island, SC Fishing & Marsh Hen Hunting

Fishing has been good lately – even following the windy storm conditions. The water clarity remains great and the trout and reds are on the feed. If you’ve been planning a trip, now is the time to get on the water. The trout are eating live shrimp, mullet, and topwater lures while the redfish are still targeting mullet for the most part. In the right conditions, the redfish have also been eating topwater plugs. Our best fly fishing conditions for redfish begin this month and we should have some great sight fishing from now through the holidays.

Some friends and I went out on sunday following the passing of Hurricane Sandy. It was windy, but we still had an awesome time. Surprisingly, the water clarity is still great and the trout are hungry. Just goes to show – you can’t catch em sitting on the couch.

The marsh hen hunting has also been good on the flood tides. I say it all the time: these birds truly catch a bad rap. While many shots are easy, they can be pretty sporty if you hunt them the right way. Try using a 20 gauge, 28 gauge, or even a .410. They also are great to eat contrary to rumors. If you eat doves, then there’s no reason you wouldn’t want to eat a marsh hen. We’re lucky to have such an abundance of this particular gamebird.

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Inshore Saltwater Fishing – Georgetown & Pawleys Island, SC – October 2012

Gotta love October – this is arguably the best month for fishing in the Georgetown and Pawleys Island area. Had a great couple of days with some awesome people. The redfish bite was really good and we even launched a couple of tarpon.

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Here’a a photo of a Pawleys Island creek house from earlier in the week.

Here’s Chip King from Shearline Boatworks in Morehead, NC. Make sure to check out their website www.shearlineboatworks.com  – these guys build some incredible wooden boats and sportfishing rigs.

Had time to steam some crabs this week with Clay. Steaming some seafood has me ready for some cooler weather and oyster roasts.

Tarpon we launched this week – didnt’ land her unfortunately.


Shark Fishing and Redfish in Georgetown & Pawleys, SC – July 2012

Had a great few days fishing with some of my Greenville, SC buds. The redfish bite has been pretty solid with some bigger-size fish being caught in the shallows lately. The shark fishing is also great in all of the local inlets. Fishing live mullet in the 6-8″ range has been best for the large blacktip and finetooth sharks. The bait is really starting to invade the bays and inlets and the numbers of tarpon sightings should start to increase throughout the next several weeks. Make sure to look for large concentrations of bait…that’s what the fish are doing…looking for bait. If you find bait, you’re going to find bigger fish. Its that simple. Have fun out there! Please click on the images in order to view them in full size.

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Georgetown, SC Redfish – July 14 & 15, 2012

Had a fun couple of days on the water. Found a good group of tarpon on saturday am, but couldn’t get them to eat live or dead bait, so we moved on and caught some redfish. On Sunday, we had excellent sight fishing all day. The east winds put some clean water in the marsh and we got shot-after-shot at cruising redfish. We didn’t put as many in the boat was we would have liked on Sunday, but the fishing was terrific. Saw some groups of redfish tailing and crawling with backs ouf of the water and Andrew made a great cast after a little practice and put a big fish in the boat. Please click on the images to view them in full size.

I saw piles of small shrimp this week and the redfish and trout seem to really be focusing on them. Time to pull out your shrimp flies and lures. The DOA shrimp has always been effective for me when the fish are eating shrimp. Go to Pawleys Island Outdoors and pick some up.

Please be sure to stop by and check out Black Mingo Outfitters on Front St in Georgetown, SC. They are locally owned and have lots of cool fishing gear from Patagonia, Simms, Howler Bros, and more. We need more businesses like this in town so please support them when you have the chance. It would make a great place to buy birthday gifts for the fisher men/women in your life.

New salty shores coozies are in…got to www.saltyshores.com and check out the swag store. They are cheap and keep beer cold!


Tropical Storms & Tailing Redfish – Inshore Fishing Pawleys Island & Georgetown, SC – May 21, 2012

Not typically a fan of tropical storms and NE winds. However, we got a nice surprise Friday night when the water flooded the spartina flats and gave way to the best tailing action I’ve seen so far this season. McCarley and I snagged a couple tailers on white gulp shrimp rigged weedless and scouted out a few new flats. The Floyd boys drove down the next morning despite the gloomy forecast and managed to do pretty well live baiting some big redfish. Live finger mullet did the trick on Saturday. Sunday was a bit windier, but the sun finally came out and the fish were feeding hard. Did some scounting with my younger bro who got to pull on some chunky redfish in some new areas that I don’t typically fish. The bite should get even better once this weather starts to stabilize.











Steven & Wendy May 2012 – Georgetown Inshore Fishing Charters

Had some great fishing on Saturday with Steven & Wendy from Manning, SC. I’m not going to say who caught more fish Steven…hahaha. The mullets are really pouring into the marsh right now and live bait fishing is very productive as well as using mullet-imitating lures. The early morning bite wasn’t as good as usual this time of year, but things really fired up on the incoming tide.

My pal Scooter Harmon took me up friday for an aerial tour of the marsh. It looks just as beautiful from 1000ft as it does from sea level.


Inshore Fishing Georgetown, South Carolina – April 2012

Pretty solid bite this weekend. Fished with Chris for his 42nd birthday on Saturday and John for his 50th birthday on Sunday. Both of them landed big 30-inch birthday fish. Chris’ fish has a better story though…in the middle of the fight, the fish popped the line and we all breathed a deep sigh as we watched the fish and 50 feet of braided line go scooting across the marsh. About 15-20 mins later, Chris’ dad pulls in his line and realizes he’s tangled up in some old fishing line – yep you guessed it. I grabbed another fishing rod out of the rod holder and  attached the old line to it – we came tight and the drag starts screeming – fish on! Chris got a second chance on his birthday fish and we got him to the boat! One of my favorite fishing moments of all time.

Chris’ birthday fish…

Here’s the one we used to save Chris’ birthday fish. You can see the white line reeled on top of the green line.

Bill’s 20″ flounder he caught while we were casting ditch mouths for redfish. Pretty nice bycatch.

John’s 50th birthday fish!!!

Baby redfish caught in the castnet – probably only 6 months old. He was swimming with a large group of mullet. Funny his pals today will be his primary food source in 12 months. This little guy swam away fine – we’ll catch up with him in a few years.  

The color on this fish was pretty amazing…he was lit up like a pumpkin.

Robin’s topwater trout…little foggy out that morning