Long time customer and fly master Chris Lidy came down for Thanksgiving and was thankful for the reds giving it up. We sight casted 20 reds in some crystal clear water. It was one of those days that we had a bit of a time getting the fly they wanted and how we needed to work them, once we had the pattern we began busted some serious lips. It seems as though some of the schools I have been on for the past few years have been reduced to almost nothing, that being said I have had to do a bit of homework and go back to places I have fished in the past and have found some nice schools. As a guide I feel I need to be always looking for new places and doing my homework to make sure my customers are on good fish, not beat down fish that everyone knows about. The trout bite continues to be good and, the hot spot is between Tybee and Lil Tybee south of the dead trees.
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.