Fly Fishing the historic seaport of Georgetown South Carolina
The historic sea port of Georgetown is not only the third oldest city in South Carolina but it’s the third largest water shed on the East Coast. Four major rivers confluence at the bay; the Black , PeeDee , Waccamaw and the Sampit. The fresh and saltwater confluences throughout the bay and North Inlet Reserve provide essential nutrients and staging points for migrating marine life as well as breeding grounds for many species.The game fish like the Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder and Black drum all call these waters home. The diversity of Winyah Bay – North Inlet Reserve offers sportsman many opportunities to fish using many tactics. The fish in these waters move as much as the mud flats and sand bars do with each passing tide. The bay is a very large and unforgiving place. With its many hazards and obstructions local knowledge is paramount. We log over one hundred days a year fishing these areas which helps keep us dialed in to the changes.
When fly fishing our primary targets are Redfish, Speckled Sea trout and Flounder. Quietly poling the bays, spartina flats and tidal creeks looking for tailing or cursing fish. I prefer Fly rods in the 7-9 weight range loaded with floating lines and 20 pound tapered leaders. Our fly selections are simple patterns that imitate crabs, shrimp and small bait fish. My favorite method of fishing is Tailing tides. Winyah Bay and North Inlet Reserve is a must stop if your visiting the area.