Fishing Savannah, Hilton Head and Beaufort

Deep winter is upon us and the fish are feeling it.  There are some beautiful schools of fish out there and the water is clear.  That being said it would be nice to get a bit of a warm up.  Yesterday while poling for some reds I saw some small trout laid up on the flats.  When you see these little guys in the shallows you know the water is getting cold.  These little guys are willing to take the chance of getting picked off by a osprey or pelican just to warm up a bit.  The reds on the other hand are moving about and will eat flies and artificial ‘s , but you can tell they are not jumping out of their scales to eat.  The tides are a bit off this week, and with another 5 days of super cold weather I will not be messing around out there.  Hopefully next week with proper tides we will get a bit of a warming trend,  Please !

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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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