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Spring 2018 – Fishing in Georgetown, SC

The long anticipated summer season is finally upon us. This was the coldest winter I can remember since the 1980’s with lots of ice and even measurable snow, which took its toll on the estuary fish. Finally, the water has warmed, and the bait has returned to the creeks, setting up some great inshore fishing for redfish and flounder.

 

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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Early Summer – Georgetown, Debordieu, Pawleys Island Fishing Report

A highly anticipated time of year. The weather is fair and the fishing keeps getting better with each passing week. Here’s some photos from recent trips. It’s been fun fishing with such good people. Tight lines folks!

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Tailing Redfish & Marsh Hens – Cast & Blast – Fall 2015 Report – Debordieu & Georgetown, SC

This fall got off to an excellent start with some great tailing tides and early marsh hen hunts. The fishing was basically as good as fishing gets. Unfortunately, our region experienced an unprecedented flood in October that caused devastation to some of our coastal and riverside communities. As the communities began to rebuild, the rivers continued to pump dirty/fresh water into our estuaries. As a result, many fly trips were postponed or cancelled. However, things are now starting to look up and the fishing is improving and the waters are starting to clean up. We’ve had a steady bite on the bull reds and the weather has been beautiful. We are looking forward to some excellent fishing trips throughout the fall and winter. See you on the water!

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Tarpon & Redfish – Georgetown, Debordieu, & Pawleys Island Fishing Report – August 2015

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!

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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

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Georgetown, SC Fishing Charters – May 2015

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!

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January / February 2015

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!

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June Inshore Fishing – Georgetown, SC

June has started off pretty well in the marsh. I’ve seen some of the biggest fish I’ve ever seen in the shallows this month. And the chicks have been ruling the creeks this week…I guess it takes a woman to come on board and show the guys how to catch a real fish – ha. Not sure what has these breeder reds roaming the shallows, but I like it!!!! Hopefully they will stick around long enough for us to enjoy for awhile. If you find yourself lucky enough to handle one of these bigger reds, please make sure to spend plenty of time reviving the fish so it can swim away healthy – these are the future of our fishery. We’ve had a couple of bad spawning years and we need to take care of the adult fish that roam our inshore waters so they can produce more fish for seasons to come. Hope everyone’s summer is off to a nice start. See you on the water!

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Georgetown, SC Fishing Report & Flood Tide Tailing Redfish – May 2014

Great week of fishing here in coastal South Carolina as we transition into June. The low water action has been steady for redfish, trout, and flounder and we had several nights of flood tides for tailing redfish. I’ve been trying to incorporate plenty of scenic photos from our recent outings. My goal is to remind folks that it isn’t the fish that make a trip on the marsh so enjoyable…it is more about getting to experience a place that hasn’t been spoiled by the hands of man. Thank goodness we had landowners who saw the importance of protecting these marshlands for future generations to enjoy. I don’t think we realize how lucky we have it sometimes. With that being said, I think I’ll go fishing…see y’all 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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