It’s been an awesome fall and winter season in the marshes around Georgetown and Debordieu. The redfish have are schooling in the shallows with the lower water temperatures and the water clarity has been great. We’ve also had some good tides for marsh hen hunting. The remainder of the winter season should offer good fishing, hunting and opportunities for harvesting oysters and clams during your trip if you’re a shellfish lover.
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Early spring has gotten off to a great start in the marshes. Georgetown and Pawleys have experienced unseasonably warm weather and the fish have been biting fairly well during what is historically a difficult time of year to fish. The fly fishermen have had luck on shrimp and crab patterns while the bait fishermen have been throwing live minnows on jig-heads. We’ve also been spending some time in the freshwater, deep in the cypress, chasing largemouth bass. If you are planning a vacation in the Pawleys Island, Debordieu, or Georgetown areas, make sure to call ahead to plan a day on the water. Tight lines, anglers!
Here’s a collection of some of my Lowcountry winter fishing photos from the Debordieu, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, SC marshes. Winter is a great time to get out for redfishing, bird watching, and oystering. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes in 2016 from Winyah Guide Service.
Every angler loves this time of year. You can catch almost everything that swims in August. The shrimp are stacking up in the creeks and bays and the inshore fish are capitalizing on the abundance of bait. The redfish and flounder bite is great right now, but most guys I know are really trying to catch tarpon while they are around. Yep, August and September are the best months to test your luck with the silver king! There’s plenty of fish around, but getting a bite some preparation and dedication. Hope you all get a shot at a big silver one this year! Stay tuned…
Here’s some shots I got of Capt Newman and Dale during the Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament. Congrats on the win, boys!
Here’s a few tarpon shots from one I picked off on a solo jon boat mission a couple weeks ago. Made one cast all day to a small school of fish and he slammed it! Sometimes everything just comes together on those solo trips. Here’s a quick video… jon boat tarpon video
Fishing in May has been great. The marsh has come alive for the summer season. New bait is showing up daily and the fish are feeding aggressively on congregated mullet and grass shrimp. We’ve spent most of our time catching redfish at low tide and during the evening flood tides, but flounder have also been abundant. It’s been fun listening to the marsh wake up the last several mornings. If you keep an ear out, you can hear the sound of flounder and redfish slurping baitfish off the surface. If you slip up on them quietly, you may catch one tailing or with his back out of the water…slip a good cast in there and hold on!
Hope everyone started their 2015 off right. The fishing this winter has been the best I’ve seen in several seasons. I’m guessing it has to do with warmer temperatures and the availability of baitfish and small crustaceans in our estuaries throughout these colder months. The redfish bite has been great on live bait and artificials. We’ve been putting the jon boat to use more often than the flats skiff so we can gather oysters while we are out fishing. Spring is right around the corner. Hope to see you on the water!
December has been a great month in the Georgetown marsh. The weather has been unseasonably warm and the fish have been cooperative. We’ve had some great sight-fishing and some all-around good times in the creeks. Can’t wait to see if January holds the same consistent action that December has. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! See you in 2015.
If you can get away from college football and out of the deer stand, this is hands-down the best time of year to be fishing in the Lowcountry marshes. The weather has been great and the fish have been in large schools pushing shrimp along the mud banks. Leave the cast net at home (unless you are shrimping), as any artificial bait will be enough to get a reaction from an october redfish. It is also a good time to check out all of the Lowcountry wildlife…we even spotted an albino dolphin this week. From what I can tell, there’s only been a few ever reported in the USA. Pretty rare sight. Keep your eyes peeled out there…never know what you’ll see. Happy fall people .
I’ve been really bad about posting updates and reports lately, but the fishing has been great. August has been all about tarpon!!! The silver kings showed up in great numbers this month and we’ve had fun chasing them around the Georgetown inshore and offshore waters. The highlight of the month was Robert Walker’s first tarpon ever…the 13 yr old whooped the 80lb fish all on his own in 45mins. It was a great day for angler and guide. We’ve done a few redfish trips but the focus will remain on tarpon for the month of september. As soon the as the season’s first cold fronts push through in October, things will shift back to redfish and seatrout. The fly fishing and spin fishing will be great throughout the fall months. This is truly the best time of the year. See you on the water!
Have had some enjoyable days on the water lately! The water is getting quite warm and the best redfish and trout action is in the early morning and late evening when the fish are willing to eat topwater lures. We’ve had to resort to bait-fishing during the heat of the day. The flood tide fishing has been steady and we even had a couple of surprise days where the east wind gave us enough water to access the flat on marginal tides. The fish seem to really cooperate on those tides. The highlight from the last couple of weeks was Gilliam’s 24″ flounder caught on a giant live menhaden. Was excited to hear he is going to have it mounted by Hortman’s Wildlife Taxidermy in Pawleys Island. Jimmy Hortman is a good bud who does great work.
Keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks as our tarpon should really start to show up! Can’t wait.