Winter fishing is good when the sun is out

fly fishing hilton head
Paul with one of many reds caught this week. Chris Webbers Runaway shrimp again. I think that fly has my confidence ! Paul’s as well.
I think this guy wants to learn how to pole a boat

Winter is in full swing, but not to worry here in the south.  When the weather was warm in December the fish were acting a bit funky. With a ton of bait around and the dolphin not giving the reds a hard time, it seemed as though the reds were coming off the grass early and staying a bit deep until the tide was at the bottom..  Well a couple of cold snaps and fleeing bait has put an end to that nonsense !!  The dolphin have become very interested in eating reds now that the bait has pulled out, and the fishing has been really good as long as the weather is on our side.  There has also been good numbers of Albies sitting off the coast, with a number of good reports coming in.  Couple of buddies have been finding them in the 5 to 10 mile range and crushing them on fly and spin.  I wish I had a bit bigger boat to go have fun chasing them.  When the weather is good for my boat I know the reds will be going off and it’s hard to take that chance looking.

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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!!