To say the least we have been busting some nice reds around town. The other day my customer and I were idling up a creek getting ready for some tailing red fishing and what do ya know, Tarpon rolling and busting mullet in the grass. We set up and had a few shots but missed the shot of the day with a 70-80lbs fish cruising on the surface and chasing bait behind the boat. By the the time I spun around the fish had worked his way further down the creek and then was gone. We didn’t hook up, but things were exciting for a while. Seems as though a bunch of fish have slid in shore to feed hard on mullet getting ready for the big move south. I was looking at the advertised guides on google the other day and not one of them are set up for fly fishing very well, big bay boats are not going to cut it on spooky shallow water reds. As a customer you need to find out what kind of boat the guide is using and how many fly fishing trips they run. Don’t get fooled by a bait fishing guide that is trying to make some money taking people fly fishing. You will fly fish for a few minutes and then be told the tides are not right and end up bait fishing.
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!! View all posts by Capt. Scott Wagner