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Christmas & New Years Weekend – Fly Fishing Charters in Georgetown & Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I’m very thankful for all of the folks that I get to share time on the water with. We’ve had some pretty good fishing this month despite cold temperatures and windy conditions. Fly fishing has been spotty the last couple of weeks, but we’ve had some good days. Regardless of conditions, there’s always some fish to hang on artificial baits and live minnows. Here’s some pics from the past week. Best wishes to everyone reading this blog in 2013.

leslie and beth ann

black drum profile 2

hunter and hampton redfish


There’s some fine oysters to be had in the Lowcountry this year. If you don’t have time to harvest your own, there’s plenty of good local seafood markets. Try Seven Seas or Harrelsons in Murrells Inlet or Livingstons Seafood in McClellanville. You could also go the first-class route and have Backyard Shuckers put on an oyster roast for your next party or event. http://www.facebook.com/backyard.shuckers 


chris skvarka sunset 2

jordan SCB fly

hampton redfish

bennett & briar


leslie redfish

douglas passing

rhett black drum 2

bald eagle 3

hunter release

meade redfish (1)

jay release dec2011

perry heading home 1

rhett B&W

hampton black drum

smyth redfish 2 martha redfish chris skvarka sunset chris skvarka spot chris skvarka platform 3 chris skvarka macro deer hair fly chris skvarka macro crab fly chris skvarka deer hair fly and nautilus reel purple canary

beth ann redfish

leslie redfish (1)

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


Georgetown South Carolina Fly Fishing for Redfish

Awesome fishing this week – the warm temps and light winds made sight fishing really good. Black and purple flies have been working well along with doa shrimp in glow color.

Click on the images to view them in full size – they look much cooler that way. Use the arrow to scroll through the pics. Have a great holiday season.

That’s my father in law’s first redfish – sight casted out of the skinny stuff. He’s a natural.


I don’t ever get to fish myself. My father in law  (his first time in a skiff) poled me into a group of fish and let me snag this one on fly on saturday afternoon. Very special fish for me.

This scary critter was latched on to one of Chris’ fish from sunday afternoon. What the heck is that???


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.


Georgetown, South Carolina Fishing – Labor Day Weekend – Reds and Trout

Excellent fishing all week for redfish and trout. Topwater lures, specifically mirrolure top-dogs, have been productive along with DOA shrimp.

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This royal tern was after out topwater plug all morning while trout fishing. Look close and you will notice the leg band placed on this bird.  always enjoy coming across banded birds.

Was fortunate enough to have my friends Pace and Barbara this weekend. We visited their son Jake’s spot in the marsh. Jake, you are missed buddy.

Got out with some friends this weekend as well…here we are gathering before dawn for an early morning tarpon hunt.

Saw some nice groups of blue wing teal moving south this week. Hopefully they stick around long enough for the early teal season.


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!


4th of July Tailers – Fishing for Redfish in Georgetown & Pawleys Island, SC

Had 5 good nights of tailing tide the week of the 4th and only got run off by weather once! These were some of the best tides I can remember with the slowest of nights still presenting plenty of shots at tailing fish. Gulp shrimp rigged weedless have been very productive artificial baits in the grass. Crab flies that resemble fiddlers have been getting the best action on the long rod. Here’s a bait that berkley makes that caught my eye last week – it is called Berkley Powerbait jerk shad. This thing looks more like a finger mullet than any artifical bait I’ve seen yet. The first tailing fish we pitched one of these to pounced on it immediately. Please click on an image for full size viewing.


Fishing Georgetown, SC with Scott and Sam – June 2012

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…









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.