The Story of a Fishing Guide – How I Ended Up Here

It’s a dream job, no doubt. As a kid I went through phases of wanting to be an astronaut, an archaeologist (the Indiana Jones kind), and so many other things. As I grew into my teens people would ask me what it would take for me to be happy. What was I passionate about? My answer would always be, “I won’t be happy unless people pay me to fish everyday”. At that time, I thought that being a fishing guide required you to first have some kind of wealth backing you. You would have to be a trust fund baby..

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Adjustable Popping Corks vs Regular Popping Corks

Recently I decided to try adjustable popping corks for a while. I’ve been fishing areas that are quite different from each other and some require me to fish a little deeper than I can with a regular fixed depth popping cork. I grabbed some adjustable corks and rigged up 6 rods with them, convinced that this would be the answer. I would be able to fish all the spots that I like with one rig. It worked out OK, except that the adjustable corks tend to get tangled quite often. I used them for several trips and I was pretty..

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We Don’t Always Get it Right – Fishing Guides and the Weather

Today I experienced something that commonly happens in the guide business. Actually, it was two things; I had someone call while I was out fishing, complaining that their captain (a friend of mine) cancelled their trip. I cancelled my afternoon due to weather and my customer was pretty ticked. My Story for Today Now, it’s obvious that to do this for a living I actually have to run the trips I book. If I don’t fish, I don’t get paid. With that being said, I don’t want to take people out in unsafe or “un-fun” conditions. This morning I had..

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Can’t Wait For the Weather to Break!

It’s killing me to know that the tripletail are here and big Trout are in the river while this bad weather has us tied up at the dock. Every year I look forward to the arrival of the Tripletail but Mother Nature has only allowed me to take clients out for them 3 times so far. What a bummer! Hopefully all of this bad weather will pass and we can get out there for some awesome sight fishing action. The last day I was able to get out there was awesome and..

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St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island Fishing Prices and Rates

I get a lot of calls from folks that are trying to find rates for fishing charters here at St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Brunswick, GA. I have them posted on my charter information page but I wanted to write a quick blog and post my rates and explain a little bit about what you are getting when you book a trip. Guides all have different rates and different ways of pricing things. I try to keep my prices simple by including bait, etc. You won’t have to worry about racking up an..

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St. Simons to St. Mary’s April Fishing Update

One of the toughest times of year to fish is the Spring in my opinion. So many things are happening and they never seem to be predictable. We are waiting for some fish to make their way up the coast while some are about to leave. It seems that every day is a new puzzle for us to figure out. The good news is that the worst is behind us and late Spring fishing should be excellent. The Trout bite has been good and the big Roe Trout are here. I prefer to fish for the big Trout around man..

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Can’t Catch A Break!

Well this weekend was a total bust. The fishing was really starting to be something to get excited about, but the weather has other ideas. Between the rain, thunderstorms, and gale force wind events we are forced to cancel our trips this weekend. Hopefully it will be past us by the middle of the week. Please keep up with the fishing reports and sign up for the email list. I will do my best to let you know when the fishing is great, good, or poor and what to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. One awesome..

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Remembering Jose Wejebe

Tomorrow, April 6, 2013 marks one year since fishing legend Jose Wejebe passed away in a plane crash in Florida. I grew up watching Spanish Fly and to this day it shapes the way I approach fishing. Jose always had a laid back attitude and spoke with a very “matter of fact” tone. While most fishing TV personalities banked on high energy and corny catch phrases, Jose just gave us the facts and the story without all the frilly hoopla. His passing left a void in the fishing community and even though I never had the chance to meet Jose..

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St. Simons Fishing Weather

After some really ugly weather passing through with wind, rain, and thunderstorms, we actually have some decent weather forecasted. This weekend is looking like it’s going to be a beauty. The inshore fishing and reef fishing has been pretty awesome and I can’t wait to get out there and see what we can do with some good weather. I plan on checking the beaches for some Tripletail as well this weekend so keep checking back in and as soon as I know, you will know too. The calendar for the first week of April is filling up fast so make..

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Cancelled Fishing Didn’t Stop My Boy!

My Saturday trip cancelled for rain but first thing that morning we had a little window of opportunity. My dad was already out fishing so I called him and got him to pick me and my “almost” 2 year old up. We went to a super top secret family fishing hole and my little boy Jackson got to pound on some Trout. OK, so let me clear it up a little… The fishing hole isn’t all that secret, and Jackson would reel the fish in for about 5 seconds before he just wanted to play with the net, but let..

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