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Spring Fishing Report – Georgetown, SC – May 2014

Its been too long since I added a blog post, but I took some time off in April to chase turkeys and spend some time with family. April was a great month! Now that May is in full swing, we’ve been back on the water regularly and the fishing has been excellent. The bait has shown up and the fish are really aggressive. During our saturday trip, every fish was caught on either a hard lure or soft plastic…didn’t have to think about live bait for a change. This is one of my favorite times of year to fish. Hope to see ya’ll on the water.

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Georgetown, SC Fishing Report & Fishing Charters – Late February Fishing

I’ve got a love-hate relationship with this particular time of year. One day we are working our tails off to catch 3 or 4 fish and then the next day you catch 30. Or one day they call for it to be slick-calm and it blows 25mph and the next day they call for some wind and it is greasy flat. You’ve got to learn to roll with the punches in February and March and make the best of whatever situation you’re dealt. Luckily for Major Higgins, he ended up getting one of those 30-fish days. We found some fish that were happily chomping and even harassing some of the small baitfish that scarcely inhabit the creeks this time of year. The next day, it was so flat that we took my skiff out of the inlet and 8 miles into the ocean for some bottom fishing. We used large artificial baits and weeded out the small black sea bass and were able to bring home some groceries for the kids – they love fish sticks! It was cool bottom fishing out of a skiff on a slick day. We must hve caught 40 sea bass throughout the morning. Click on the pics if you’d like to view them in full size.

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Inshore Fishing Report Georgetown, SC – February 2014

There’s something inside every fisherman, especially a sight-fisherman, that gets really excited by being able to see to the bottom. The colorful sea grass, the huge mullet schools, discarded crab traps and human junk, sandy contours and pot-holes, and occasionally…a redfish or two. Its winter time in our estuaries and the water is crystal clear – you can see it all right now! I’ve been taking advantage of all this clear water to try out my GoPro camera. Most folks use it for video, but the photography capability has been fairly impressive – plus I can take underwater shots. I think this little camera really opens up your options for outdoor photography, especially while on the water. Click on the photos if you’d like to view them in full size.

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Here’s a really cool discovery from the weeekend. I took a picture of this banded oystercatcher on saturday – pretty cool moment in itself – but realized when I got home that I had photographed the exact same migratory bird 23 months ago. It was only a couple hundred yeards from where I first observed it. If you like checking out migratory birds or photographing them, this is an exciting time of year.

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Georgetown, SC Fishing Report – Jan 2014

Holy ice chunks – its freezing outside – they’re even calling for snow today and tomorrow. It wouldn’t be the worst thing to see some snow on the beach and some powder in the palmetto trees. Hopefullly, we’ll get a decent dusting, everybody can build snowmen for a day, and then go back to 60 degrees for the weekend. I’ve been pretty slack about updating my blog since the Holiday season as we’ve been immersing ourselves in some other local outdoor activitites throughout the month, but there’s still fish to be caught if you don’t mind putting on an extra layer.  The fish are in a typical winter pattern right now, hanging a little deeper, where the water temp is more stable. If you are willing to dredge some deeper holes and fish some structure, then you can expect to have a productive day using gulp baits, hard lures, and live mud minnows. The fly guys have even scored some fish while dredging deeper spots. Best wishes in 2014 and I hope to see you on the water.

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Inshore Fishing in Georgetown, SC – December 2012

Happy Holidays y’all. Seems like whenever we can find time on the water between all of the Holiday activities, we get rewarded with some pretty solid fishing action. Given the warm start to the winter season, the trout are still abundant, and willing to pounce on grubs and hard lures. The redfish have formed their winter schools and the sight-fishing has been great on the days where you can get some clear/sunny skies during the right tide stages. There’s also been a lot of black drum mixed into our catches. If you can get the time, the Holiday season is one of the best times to fish. Not to mention, the wildlife viewing and sunsets are really great in December…there’s always something pretty to rest your eyes on out in the marsh. Hope to see you out there. Merry Christmas!

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Here’s a close-up’s…

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Fly Fishing for Redfish in Georgetown, South Carolina – Inshore Fishing Charters

If you can get the weather, November is arguably the best month for low tide fly fishing…actually not arguably…it is the best month for low tide fly fishing. We lucked-up on several days of light winds and high sunshine last week and the fishing was really great. Was fortunate enough to have my friend Tucker Blythe up from Charleston for a day of throwing gurglers and surface fies. The water clarity was really good, so we were able to get some pretty neat photos. Also had my regular fly client, Dr Chris, out for some good fly fishing. He even bailed out of the skiff and stalked a couple of nice reds that were working way up in the skinny water. He caught them on a rattle shrimp pattern that he had been working on.

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Fall Inshore Fishing Report – Geogetown, SC – Redfish, Trout, & Flounder

You’ve got to love October…there’s more options for outdoor recreation than one redneck has time for. Do I go sit in a tree stand…catch a college football game…head to the dove field? Lots of tempting options to keep one from making it on the water. If you do find yourself on the water in October, you can bank on some of the prettiest sunrises/sunsets of the year, some great topwater action, giant redfish, and lots of great wildlife viewing. I’m thinking God placed college football, deer hunting, and all of these other temptations in October just to reward the devout fisherman in the fall.

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Fall Inshore Fishing in Georgetown, SC – Sharks and Tailing Redfish

The fishing in Georgetown was DYNAMITE this weekend. The fall season has officially kicked off. We had a good round of flood tides where the fish were tailing happily. They were eager to take a well-placed crab fly. Dr Chris went 5 for 7 on fly Saturday with a version of my chinaback fiddler fly he tied. We also had some shark trips this weekend that were very productive – you couldn’t keep more than one rod in the water at a time before a blacktip had your bait. There’s also some tarpon in the area given that the mullet run is in full swing. This is a great time to fish for trout, redfish, flounder, sharks, and tarpon. Not to mention, the wildlife and bird viewing is at its peak right now. You never know what you are going to see out there on the water in the fall. Yesterday was the last day of the early marsh hen hunting season and we watched a bald eagle take advantage as he snacked on a freshly caught marsh hen!!!

Click on these images to view them in full size and resolution. Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you on the water.

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 Here’s a few more pics I wanted to add…

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Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament 2013 – Georgetown South Carolina Tarpon

We fished the Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament last weekend and had a great time. The bite however was a bit slow due to weather. Only 4 fish were caught in the tournament out of 18 boats. Douglas Miller, Cheech Castellvi, Johnny T., and I ended up releasing a fish in the first hour of the tournament and scored 2nd place overall. Congratulations to Capt. Robert Mayer from Georgetown for taking 1st place with 2 tarpon releases on day 1. JR Waits from Charleston also released a fish on day 1. This is a great tournament that benefits local tarpon research conducted by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Please consider fishing the tournament with us next year. www.lowcountrytarpon.com

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Also had a great redfish and flounder trip with the boss-man last week. Bruce Bailey, CEO of Georgetown Hospital System came out with his friend Rudy and caught the slam – redfish, trout, and flounder. Rudy caught some nice trout and a tagged redfish while Bruce took home the big flounder of the day. They also had some shots at tarpon that didn’t materialize. This is the time of the year to be out on the marsh…now through December is prime time for redfish and trout. Hope everyone has a great fall season.

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September Fishing Kicks Off – Trout & Redfish – Georgetown, SC Inshore Fishing

All it takes is for that first college football game to kick off each year…then the marsh decides to wake up. The trout and redfish bite is really great right now and the weather has been perfect for all-day fishing missions. Topwater plugging will be great for the next couple of months as well. If you get tired of redfish, then the sharks and tarpon are good targets in the inlets and bays. There’s also plenty of flounder hanging around. This is the time of year all anglers look forward to. For the next few months, the fishing will be as good as anywhere on the eastern seaboard. By the end of the month, we will be fishing in blue jeans and flannel shirts…enjoying perfect Lowcountry weather and scenery. There’s no college football game in the country that can hold a candle to the beauty of a Lowcountry spartina flat in the fall. Go get on it people!

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