Had an awesome time watching 8 year old Sam-bo reel in big reds and trout this weekend. He was one of the most enthusiastic anglers I’ve ever fishind with. 6 hours in the heat with a smile on his face the entire time. He’s going to make an excellent angler as he gets older. Finger mullet under on the bottom did the trick for us this weekend although gulp shrimp have also been effective. Sam also caught a nice bonnnethead shark on a dead mullet. Click on the photos for larger views…
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Wow – we had some excellent fishing this weekend. The weather was near-perfect and the fish were shrimping hard – with backs and tails out of the water. We even saw one redfish leap completely out of the water attacking shrimp. It doesn’t get any better than a warm November day in the marsh. I fished with Clay & Penn on Saturday and then had my regular fly-guy Chris on Sunday. Chris is a devoted fly angler and an excellent fly caster – he can really put it on em. My advice would be to throw those shrimp patterns for the next several weeks – DOA shrimp, Gulp shrimp, and slow-sinking shrimp flies have all been effective lately.
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The Wooden Boat Show was this weekend in Georgetown, SC – this is my all time favorite Georgetown event. The organizers did an incredible job making this year’s event arguably the best one in the books. The workmanship on some of the wooden boats was nothing short of mind-blowing. There were steam driven skiffs, custom wooden yacht tenders, cabin cruisers, and more. Make sure to check out the event next year if you missed it.
Sunday I took Chris for a redfish charter and the conditions were excellent – about time we got some legitamate sight fishing weather. The winds were light and the water was clear which made it easier to spot schools of fish cruising the marsh at higher tides. Chris is an excellent fly caster – he can honestly cast a fly rod better than his conventional tackle. This guy wouldn’t bait fish if his life depended on it…I like that about him. He brought several nice fish to hand throughout the afternoon. Good work Chris!
Had a great time watching Andrew beat his all-time biggest fish record on Friday. Andrew and his dad came down from Columbia, SC to enjoy the 4th of July Holiday. We caught some really nice redfish, but you can tell the increased water temps are starting to take effect on the reds’ willingness to feed. Fortunately, the tarpon have arrived and we will probably spend most of July/August targeting the silver king. We were fortunate enough to put a 100+ pound tarpon in the air on Saturday. Tarpon fever is a serious addiction – don’t start fishing for them unless you have lots of time to devote to this prehistoric fish.
Douglas battling the silver king – a 100+ pound South Carolina tarpon. More of this to come as the season is just beginning!
Had a great weekend of fishing with some awesome people. Justin and Thomas came up from Charleston and pounded the redfish and blacktip sharks on Saturday. We had a great bite all morning. Henry and I fished on Sunday and enjoyed the best redfish bite I’ve seen all summer. Henry is from Long Island – I think he said it best when he said “those redfish are really some scrappers” (insert Long Island accent here). He boated a monster fish and we had plenty of doubles throughout the day. We even got a little tarpon recon mixed-in towards the end of the morning. I finished the weekend off with some tarpon scouting with Capt. Newman Weaver & Cubby and a mega crab-boil with my neighborhood amigos. Very blessed to be living here in the Lowcountry!
Crabs – blues and stones – yum
Here’s a picture of the giant sea-monster gator that weighed more than the tarpon we were hoping to catch. Huge!
Fished with my buds Brecken, Carter, and Kurt today. The extreme tides with the full moon made fishing difficult, but the guys did an awesome job landing some nice Georgetown, SC redfish. We caught fish on blue crab and gulp shrimp. We even saw some fish busting mullet in one creek. The water is warming up and the fishing is getting better as the weeks go by. We also saw a small shark feeding in a shallow bay today – summer is upon us! Call for your next Georgetown, SC fishing charter.