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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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Winter Fishing Report from Debordieu, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, SC

Here’s a collection of some of my Lowcountry winter fishing photos from the Debordieu, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown, SC marshes. Winter is a great time to get out for redfishing, bird watching, and oystering. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes in 2016 from Winyah Guide Service.

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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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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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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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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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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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