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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!

douglas jump cheech reaching delta sunrise robert & jay tarpon release robert tarpon jump delta launch jay tarpon release robert cheech release day 2 robert tarpon release ab redfish josh shark 01 tucker & graham cheech release andrew redfish stover redfish trippett redfish will sunset

 

South Carolina Tarpon Fishing – Georgetown, SC

Got on a good tarpon bite this weekend with my buddy Capt Douglas Miller and Brit Rodgers. Was nice to get out with some friends and do some fishing on our own. Weather was perfect and there was even a little nip of fall in the air. The bait seems to be moving down the beach pretty consistently and things just feel right out there. This should mark the start of our fall fishing season…which has got our shallow water fishing community buzzing pretty good. Please consider fishing or attending the Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament out of Georgtown, SC this year. Visit www.lowcountrytarpon.com for more info. Here’ some pics from our weekend…

bridge sunrise castnet bunkers tarpon jump close tarpon kiss tarpon jump 2 jay & douglas tarpon tarpon tail tarpon flop morning run

 

Here’s a few B&W pics from a redfish/flounder trip with Lenny & Corey this weekend. The bite was somewhat slow due to the overcast conditions on saturday, but we had some good topwater blow-ups and and other bites on gulps.

 

corey flounder B&W lenny topwater wide B&W lenny topwater B&W

 

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!

 

South Carolina Summer Tarpon + Reds/Trout/Flounder

Had some great fishing this weekend with friends Matt, Perry, & Douglas. We started the weekend off seeing a few rolling tapon – got a bait over to one and was on! Douglas fought this tarpon for over an hour before we got her boatside. Here’s some video of the tarpon action… South Carolina Tarpon Video

We managed some nice flounder, redfish, and trout throughout the rest of the weekend. Here are a few photos from our time on the water. The fishing will be heating up as we approach the fall. The shrimp are getting huge and the mullet run is pretty much beginning. Now is the time to catch a tarpon in South Carolina. We are looking forward to the next several months as they are the pinnacle of Lowcountry fishing.

 

 

South Carolina tarpon fishing charters silver king

 

 

Drew & Andrew – Georgetown, SC Fishing – July 1st 2011

Had a great time watching Andrew beat his all-time biggest fish record on Friday. Andrew and his dad came down from Columbia, SC to enjoy the 4th of July Holiday. We caught some really nice redfish, but you can tell the increased water temps are starting to take effect on the reds’ willingness to feed. Fortunately, the tarpon have arrived and we will probably spend most of July/August targeting the silver king. We were fortunate enough to put a 100+ pound tarpon in the air on Saturday. Tarpon fever is a serious addiction – don’t start fishing for them unless you have lots of time to devote to this prehistoric fish.

Douglas battling the silver king – a 100+ pound South Carolina tarpon. More of this to come as the season is just beginning!