I grew up in Charleston and on the Isle of Palms SC. Fishing has been in my life for almost as long as I can remember. It started with fishing cut bait and live mud minnows off of a dock that I used to ride my bike to. Now over 20 years later I still fish cut bait and mud minnows, but really like to sight fish with artificial baits and flys. Fishing in the Charleston area really is great year round. In the summer time there are plenty of Redfish, Sea Trout, Flounder and sharks to make for some very busy days. If throwing a fly or artificial bait is your thing we’ve got you covered there as well. Sight fishing in the summer time is great because we have tailing Redfish on flood tides and Redfish busting shrimp on low tides. Winter time in the Lowcountry also offers great sight fishing for large schools of Redfish in shallow bays and creeks. I have a great time out on the water getting to show people how to catch fish and show them active waters of the Lowcountry.
I do my fishing today from a 2015 Beavertail Strike, powered with a Yamaha 70 four stroke. Fishing in Charleston means sometimes making long runs up the ICW or through large open areas that can get pretty choppy. My Strike handles that chop with ease while staying dry and comfortable. Numerous clients and friends have remarked on how dry the boat is and I would have to agree. It is a stable platform to stake out and throw cut bait or corks from and still be able to move around in. When sight fishing this boat gets as skinny as I need to chase the Redfish wherever they want to go. I am able to push into the flooded grass early and stay up there late as the tide falls without having to worry about getting stuck. It tracks straight and pushes easily. I am very pleased with my Beavertail Strike and don’t see myself giving it up anytime soon.
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