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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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December 2014 Inshore Fishing – Georgetown, SC

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.

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Fall Redfish in Georgetown, SC – October Fishing – Albino Dolphin

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 .

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Georgetown South Carolina Tarpon Fishing – August 2014 Report

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!

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June & July Inshore Fishing Report Georgetown, SC

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.

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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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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 Inshore Fishing Report – March 2014

Spring is coming – it aint here yet – but its coming. We’ve had several warm fronts, firing the fish up for a day or two, and then a cold front blows in and shuts them down again. The warm days have been really great though…I’ve seen tailing fish on a couple of trips this week and some new bait showing up. We’ve caught fish on DOA soft plastics, paddle tail grubs, jerk baits, and live mud minnows recently. Aside from the fishing, the wildlife viewing is supurb in March/April. There are tons of migratory birds making their way back north…I’ve seen way more ducks during March than I saw during duck season…and the bald eagles are everywhere!!! Last year, April marked the return of the bait and the fishing absolutely went nuts – the redfish bite was amazing. Let’s hope this April provides more of the same. Stay tuned…

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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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