Savannah Hilton head and Beaufort, Fly And Light tackle

With summer here there are so many different fish to chase around.  Spanish, Reds ,jacks, and good size lady fish  make good fun on light and spin tackle.   MAkes me wonder how so many guides in the area can go to the same spot everyday and continue to beat up beat up reds. And the kicker here is after they have limited out so many times they wonder what happened to all the fish. Bait fisherman leave me puzzled.  Yesterday after a long look for some poon we came across a large school of big lady fish.  many of these fish were in the 3-5lbs range.  On 7 wt rods and poppers,  every cast brought many attacks on our poppers!  The tailing action in the warsaw sound area really popped off the night before last with plenty of fish ,  at a not so secret spot.  These fish have been pounded more than any group of reds in the world so go slow and they will eat.  I like a challenge while red fishin and these guys can leave you pulling your hair out one day and wanting to hug your angler the next.  Good luck out there and remember don’t be a camper,  move around a bit, don’t pound fish into submission, take a chance every now and then and it will pay off.

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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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