a couple of friends scouting for Stripers, but unfortunatly they were
not home. However we did see a school of over a 100 Alligator Gar busting
bait very far up the Back river in South Carolina. Water temp was 50.3
up the river but a warm 51.8 at the marina. Below is a picture of the
2 guys that went with me. Top picture is Charles, 2nd one is Tom.
is over and did this year ever fly by, It still seems like I am waiting
for the water to warm up from last winter! For all of you that myself
and Capt. Jeremy had the good fortune to guide, we want to say a big THANK
YOU! For the record we have completed almost 600 charters from March of
2006 - November 2011.
all of you that had great catches, there were probably as many that had
JUST Ok catches. These are the ones we had to really work hard for. Then
there were the unfortunate ones where we were lucky that you even got
a bite or caught only one or two fish, and for you we most likely worked
For the experienced fisherman, you understand that there are several factors
that go into catching fish and some of them are beyond Our control. I
will try to list most of the influences in a days fishing.
Inshore Fishing Factors That are beyond our control
Temperature - can't be too hot or too cold.
Clarity - some of the fish you ask for are sight feeders and if the
water is turbid, they can't see.
Salinity- It changes when it rains and when we are in a drought.
stage - All Species don't bite at low or high tide, and we have approximatly
6 hours between tidal changes. Most of the time a trip is booked around
your planned daily schedule.
Speed - It is very fast, almost too fast during a Full Moon or a New
- Can be a problem at times of the year.
pressure changes ( Low Pressure and High Pressure Changes) warm fronts
and cold fronts***
wind.. It blows alot out of the NorthEast here.
ability to use Basic Tackle. I have had rods and reels thrown overboard.
Had spinning reels turned upside and the handles unscrewed and dropped
in the water, Had frustrated customers continue to delibertly Cast into
oysters and cause us to break the line, losing Floats, leaders, hooks
Had some locals use a handheld GPS to mark fishing drops.
That We Can Control
Expenses That we are responsible for.
- South Carolina and Georgia Guides License.
This allows you to fish without a license on our boat. Cost is approx
$300. 00 a year for Me and $300.00 a year for Capt. Jeremy..
- Fuel Cost is between $4.40 - $4.90 a
gallon. Our boat gets 3.5 Miles per Gallon. So when we move a good distance,
it is not to kill time, but to try to put you on fish. Our monthly fuel
bill is often over $700.00 a month.
- Live Bait. Shrimp cost $20.00 dollars
a quart. We often go thru 3 quarts a trip. In the summer, they will
not live overnite. Sometimes we run 2 trips a day.
- 1 rod and reel with line and tackle
is around $185.00 for our inexpensive gear. We often have 8 complete
rigs on the boat.
- Boat Storage at Bahia Bleu Marina
- Boat maintenance - a minimum of $350.
every 100 hours.
- Commercial Insurance
- The cost of this Website that contains
as up to date information of the area as possible.
that we want to thank.
Thomas of Bahia Bleu Marina. He runs the Marina where we store our
Bradley. He is our mechanic. When we need emergency service he comes
Bait Shop. They do the best they can to always have live bait.
So You Know..
of us try very hard to put you on fish. I know I always feel alot better
after one of you catches the first fish. Some times that happens on
the first cast, some times it happens on the last hour of the trip and
sometimes it just don't happen. Thats fishing folks, Plain and simple.
some of the factors that are beyond my control, fall into place then
you will most likely catch something. If several of the factors beyond
my control happen, then you will be close to catching a limit. If all
the factors beyond my control don't occur or they do occur and have
a negative impact then you might not catch anything.
is fishing and what I hope is that everyone who books a trip with us
understands that we always do our very best to help you catch a fish...
but there is no guarantees that it will always happen. If it did then
Fishing would lose its most special attraction. Remember take a kid
fishing - It can Change their Life.
is a picture of the last fish I caught in Dec of 2011.
Water temp has been in the upper 50's but expect it to drop as tonights
lows are predicted to be in the upper 20's.
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