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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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Inshore Fishing Georgetown, SC – Photos from May 2013 & Florida Keys Trip

Activity in the marsh started picking up throughout the month of May. The bait poured in from the ocean and the fish started feeding hard. Anglers are catching good numbers of redfish, trout, and flounder. The next several weeks are a great time to go for an inshore slam (flounder, trout, and reds in the same day). We also had a nice flood tide in May where the fish got up on the flats and tailed pretty well. One of my anglers managed to land a nice tailing fish on fly…it was his first ever redfish and first time fly fishing. Wish I could say my first redfish was caught on fly.

Click on the images to view them in full size. Thanks for viewing my photos and for reading my blog. I’m writing this on Memorial Day – I’m thankful for all of the men and women who serve our country and am holding the families of the fallen in my heart.

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Here’s some photos from a brief visit to Marathon Key in May. The tarpon fishing was pretty good on bait and lures, but we got skunked on fly. Can’t wait for the tarpon to arrive here in SC.

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Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament – Georgetown, SC Tarpon Fishing

The 3rd Annual Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament was held this weekend in Georgetown, SC. My friend Cheech caught his first SC tarpon while fishing the tournament with me and Capt Douglas Miller. The fish was subsequently fitted with a satellite tag by members of the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. We will get 2 years of locational data from this fish. Very cool stuff. Please visit www.lowcountrytarpon.com and consider participating next year.

Aside from tarpon fishing, the redfish and trout bite is really good right now when conditions allow you to access the right areas. We’ve been catching plenty of them on live shrimp, mullets, mirrolures, doa shrimp, and some on fly. This is without a doubt my favorite time of year.

Here’s some video from the tarpon… Tarpon Video Click Here

Click on the images to view them in full size – thanks for taking a look and have an excellent fall on the water and in the woods!!!

Mullet run in full swing – if you see this, I promise there is a tarpon somewhere close by.

 

Labor Day Weekend with the Gibbes – Georgetown, SC Fishing Charters

Fished with the Gibbes family this weekend and enjoyed some great weather and great fishing. The redfish bite was pretty good, but didn’t rival the action we had with the tarpon. The fish were rolling and feeding on big mullet – they put on a pretty good show. After hooking a fish briefly, the Gibbes’ didn’t get a tarpon boat-side, but it is safe to say there’s now two more tarpon junkies in South Carolina. The mullet run has begun and the fishing will be excellent straight through the fall.

We went back on Monday morning to try and get on the tarpon again. It seems the weather kept them from feeding or they stayed offshore. We only saw 2 fish roll all morning. However, we were still able to put a nice fish in the air. Unfortunately, she threw the hook on the third jump…but any day you get to see a tarpon in the air is a good one in my book. On the way home, we found some redfish in a little ditch and Stevie snagged a large one. You can’t beat seeing a 10+ pound fish come out of a shallow mud hole. Ended the weekend with family and friends at the swimming pool with some bluegrass music, charcoal grills, and homemade ice cream. I love this time of year!