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Halloween Weekend 2012 – Georgetown / Pawleys Island, SC Fishing & Marsh Hen Hunting

Fishing has been good lately – even following the windy storm conditions. The water clarity remains great and the trout and reds are on the feed. If you’ve been planning a trip, now is the time to get on the water. The trout are eating live shrimp, mullet, and topwater lures while the redfish are still targeting mullet for the most part. In the right conditions, the redfish have also been eating topwater plugs. Our best fly fishing conditions for redfish begin this month and we should have some great sight fishing from now through the holidays.

Some friends and I went out on sunday following the passing of Hurricane Sandy. It was windy, but we still had an awesome time. Surprisingly, the water clarity is still great and the trout are hungry. Just goes to show – you can’t catch em sitting on the couch.

The marsh hen hunting has also been good on the flood tides. I say it all the time: these birds truly catch a bad rap. While many shots are easy, they can be pretty sporty if you hunt them the right way. Try using a 20 gauge, 28 gauge, or even a .410. They also are great to eat contrary to rumors. If you eat doves, then there’s no reason you wouldn’t want to eat a marsh hen. We’re lucky to have such an abundance of this particular gamebird.

Click on the images below to view them in full size…thanks and have a good fall season!