Chasing tail

Fly fishing hilton head
Scott Dempsey liking the shallows
Mike Dempsey, Stoked !
what a view

It sure hasn’t felt like April this year.  So far we have had 20 plus mph winds and tough conditions, fishable, but tough.  With this weeks low that developed off the coast it gave us a  big Northeast blow causing the tide to run about 2 feet higher than prediction.  Scott Dempsey and his son Mike were ready to go chase some fish, and that we did.  Kind of a strange start, the wind seemed to have backed off a bit and the air felt warm.  The fish started off pretty happy, but as the evening progressed the wind picked back up, we still had fish tailing, just not as hard and many of them sliding thru the grass, making it tough to keep up with their location.  As always we had some fun and caught some fish.  Chris Webber had just sent me some new crab patterns to toss, and the fish certainly liked the new offerings.  Chris’s file are available at Rivers and Glenn Fly shop in Savannah.  I highly recommend getting some for your box.

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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!!