Fishing Savannah, Hilton Head and Beaufort Fly and Light Tackle

caught this lil guy waiting for the tide to flood
caught this lil guy waiting for the tide to flood

 

Paul with one of many

 

nearing the end of a long run home

 

 

 

Wow is all I can say about the other night of tailing red fishing.  It may have been the best I have ever seen and I been polling the low country for almost 20 years.  That being said then a cold front swings through and the tailing went to poo.  Very few fish decided to tail good on Fri. and sat. morning even fewer due to unseasonably cold air and wind.  Back to thur. night.  It was truly one of those nights where everything came together and the fish were just pouring in from all directions, tailing and busting baits.  We nailed our first fish using a crab pattern after that we went to the top water popper stopper I tie and had some of the best eats.  Watching reds trying to hit top water in inches of water is nothing short of entertaining !!!  It was fast action and I was trying to get more sequence shots of the fish taking the popper stopper.  It’s tough to poll and get pics and have your angler positioned for the fish, so some of the shots are not that great.  I should have put on my bigger lens and got some greta shots.  Easy to look back now and say I should have, but when the fish are all around ya there is no time for changing lens’s  and catching fish.  I love this stuff when it all come together, but the days it doesn’t it makes ya feel so dejected.  One day a hero next a zero.

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Capt. Scott Wagner

I have been fishing the Georgia and South Carolina Coast for 30 years and guiding full time for 20 plus years. What you will get from me is a quality fishing trip, whether with fly rod or spinning tackle that is always a long time on the water for the rate. My half days run more like 5-6 hours and full days are over 8 hours. 4 hours on a half day just isn't long enough to fish. What you will not get from me is a quick trip to spots 5 minutes away that are fished heavily so can make it back to the dock in time for my next trip. I have guided through out the southeast as well as Alaska and the Bahamas. I have been instrumental in developing shallow water sight casting in Georgia and South Carolina and have been the first to introduce Tarpon fishing on fly rod to South Carolina and Georgia!!

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