Prime Tarpon Time at St. Simons Island

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Summer vacation might be coming to a close but the Tarpon fishing is just getting warmed up. We know that it’s time for the kids to head back to school but we’re thankful for a summer that brought us some great customers, decent weather, and some amazing fishing opportunities. Now that summer vacation is almost over, we’re setting our sights …

St. Simons Redfish Guide

What to Book For Guide by Month

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So I’ve been getting a lot of calls from folks looking to book trips for this year. A common questions is “What will be biting for the time I’m here?” This isn’t always easy to answer as the fish do their own thing a lot of times and all we can do is base a guess off of what we …

The Fish Are On Notice – Bring On 2016!

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Lately I’ve had several people ask me if I have stopped guiding. Let’s get that answer out of the way right off the bat. No. I’m still guiding, will continue to guide, and likely will stop guiding when I stop breathing. There is a story behind why some folks might think that I walked away from the business. For years …

What Have We Become?

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When I was a kid my dad would take me fishing all the time. We weren’t rich. We didn’t have a nice boat. Hell… at times when didn’t even have a boat at all. We fished in anything ranging from neighborhood ponds to rivers and creeks. We didn’t have smart phones and we didn’t bring cameras to document each and …

Hunter Banks Fly Fishing Asheville, NC Review

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Fishing with Hunter Banks of Asheville North Carolina On Tuesday November 26th, 2014 my wife and I had the pleasure of fishing with Jason of Hunter Banks Fly Fishing Outfitters in Asheville North Carolina. We were on vacation for our 5 year anniversary and about 3 weeks prior to our trip we started the booking process with another guide from …

Fishing and Guarantees – Everything Requires Sacrifice

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“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive, but attainable. A perpetual series of occasions for hope.” What is it about fishing that makes us love it? Is it really that much fun to feel an animal fighting with everything that it has in the hopes of preserving its own life? Is it that …

Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) Closes It’s Doors

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After several tough years in the saltwater fishing tournament world, the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) closes it’s doors. With escalating costs and dwindling participation and sponsorships, it comes as no surprise. In the good ol’ days, you could put 200 gallons of gas in your offshore boats for $300 or less. You could afford to spend another $240 on live …

Jekyll Island Fishing

Warm Weather, Happy Fish, Calm Seas, Old Friends

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That is exactly what is on my mind lately. While right now the fishing is very, very good (just two days ago we put 30+ Trout in the boat in 45 minutes) I am just ready for the return of warm weather, happy fish, calm seas, and old friends and clients. Every year fishing guides go through phases and I …