Deep Winter, Crushing Them!

We are in a deep winter pattern early this year, but the fish are eager to eat.   Double digit days o reds on Fly are very common these days. Will Abbot and Tommy Webster both had rediculous days on fly and plug outfits. I like to keep track of some of my best days guiding and out of my top five Will Abbott has been involved in 3 of those days.  He was there for a 5 tarpon day on fly!(in Georgia)  6 or 7seven bull red day on fly and this day where he caught 10 or 12 reds on fly and 20 plus stripers.  Starting temps were around 22 degrees and warmed to a balmy 39 maybe?  Seems as though the reds the last week have been really stacking p on the flats, some schools yesterday may have been up to 300 fish strong and for the most part in one spot!  What a sight!!!  The striper bite is good, and may be one of the better seasons for the past few years. Some of the fish we were catching had large numbers of shrimp hanging out out of their moths and gills, and were still wanting more to eat.  These fish were fat and healthy 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!!

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