Savannah, Hilton Head, Beaufort Fly and Spin fishing

With the ending of the the year I wish I could say we finished with a bang,  With mid day high tides it’s been a narrow window on the reds.  Being said we have caught reds and some trout to finish off the year.  Not much going on with the stripers, it seems as the bulk of the fish are moving to feed on the shrimp and then heading back up river as the shrimp migrate out. That being said, stripers can still be caught, but I wouldn’t make a day of looking for them.   I have been talking to some folks about menhaden along the Atlantic coast and with stocks down 80% of historical highs, our striper, jacks and tarpon irregularities seem to be pacing with this decline.  Food for thought.  This may also  be causing some decline in trout, granted we have had some cold winters in the past, but a combo of cold winters and lack of forage who knows?

 

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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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