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In conjunction with Nomadic Waters, we are going to the Amazon November 16-23, 2019 in search of trophy Peacock bass.  Join us for this trip of a lifetime.

 

This is a "mother ship trip" where we use an Amazon River Boat as homebase for 6 days and 7 nights.  We fish from BassTracker bass boats during the day, eat, swap stories, and sleep during the night while moving to new areas to fish on the Rio Negro.

We fly from Miami to Maneus, Brazil (an easy 5 hour flight) then take a charter plane to the ship.  All accommodations are single rooms. Michael Williams, owner of Nomadic Waters and I handle all the details to make this a super easy, fun trip.  

Here is a link to a summary of the trip: Amazon Trip Summary,

Here is a link to their full web site:  Nomadicwaters.com

Lots of photos on these web pages.  Last year, they averaged landing 800 fish per week, with one week in excess of 1600 fish,  This is not just a fly trip.  Fly and conventional anglers are welcome.    We have room for 4 more. 

If you are interested, give me a call at 706.540.1276 or send me an email at flycastcharters@gmail.com.

February through late March Fishing Report

with Fly and Tactic Tips

 

 

As I sit here typing this report, we are on our 3rd Supermoon of the year.  While they are big, beautiful and interesting to look at, they cause huge tides which muddy the water for a week.  The tides are high enough to flood the grass.  Some people are going to look for tailing redfish, but not me.  The water is still in the 60's, the low last night was 47, and the fiddlers are hibernating.  If you go, you may see some tailers, but I bet it won't be a lot of action.  April, and sometimes even May is when the tailing fish really start. 

 

Since early February, when the water is not too muddy, the reds have been really active on the incoming tide.  It was not unusual to see schools of 50 fish moving up and down the banks.  If you put the right fly in front of them, they will eat it.  You have to match your fly to the color of the water.  If the water is clear, I like a smaller, tan colored fly that imitates small shrimp.  The Prawn's Revenge is a good example. If the water is muddy, a black and purple fly works well.  A good example is the Purple Passion.  In tannin stained water I like a really flashy fly.  The No Name fly is a good example.  These flies work most of the time, but sometimes they don't work.  If you think the fish can see the fly and have not taken it or have rejected it, by all means try something else.  

 

Many times we all get stuck in our old comfortable habits and fish the same spot the same way all the time.  I am certainly guilty of this.  I am guilty of it only because I am trying to maximize my client's fishing time.  I don't want to take you to places that I have not recently caught fish.  But if what you are doing isn't working, TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  GO SOMEWHERE YOU HAVEN'T BEEN RECENTLY.  Last week I had a client, and all the regular spots had not paid off.  We looked at a new bank I have been eyeing, but no fish.  Then we went to a spot, where 5 years ago always held fish.  I have looked at this spot on several occasions over the last few years, but no fish.  This time it was different.  The reds were at the mouth of the creek on low tide, and moved up the creek as the tide came in.  Just like they did 5 years ago.  Look around when you are out.  You may find something great.

 

Later this month or early next, we will see Triple Tail returning to the Golden Isles.  If it is not too windy, and I can safely get in front of Jekyll, I always try to combine a charter for red fish and triple tail.  Triple Tail fishing is exciting sight fishing.

 

The fishing overall will start to improve as the water temperature gets to the magic number of 70 degrees.  April and May have been some of my best months in past years.  If you are coming to the Golden Isles, this Spring, give me a call and let's go:

  "Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn."

 

Capt. Dave Edens

www.flycastcharters.com

706.540.1276

 

Below is video is a video I made early last year of Michael catching the year's first flood  tide red on a Stealth Bomber.  It is hilarious.

Casa Viejo Chac: February 9th through the 16th

Six intrepid anglers traveled to Punta Allen, Mexico on February 9 for six solid days fishing for bonefish, tarpon, snook and permit.  To say the trip was a success is an understatement.  By the end of the third day, most of the crew had tired of catching bonefish and concentrated on snook, baby tarpon and the prize of them all, Permit.  The biggest fish caught on fly was a Large barracuda.  Our guides quickly dispatched it,  and turned into ceviche and barracuda empanadas the next day.

 

The weather was fabulous.  We had a few days of wind and partly cloudy skies, but during the last several days we enjoyed relatively calm wind and blue skies.The wonderful thing about Casa Viejo Chac is they make you feel like family.  On the final day, we were invited to the party of all the guides and their families.  And we were treated like family.  Almost everyone who went this year are returning next year.  I have the last week of February, February 22-29, 2020 reserved.  Let me know now if you want to be put on the list.

 

Below are some pictures from this year, a link to this year's Google Album and past years' albums as well.

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Here is a link to  a Google album of more pictures.  I have the last week in February 2020, the 22nd to the 29th, reserved again at Casa Viejo Chac .  This is a surprisingly affordable trip. Call or email me for details.  With most of the people from this year returning next year, the trip will fill up fast.

Casa Viejo Chac Album, 2019

Casa Viejo Chac Album, 2018

Casa Viejo Chac Album, 2017

Here are links to a few short videos from this year's trip to Casa Viejo Chac.

Tailing Bonefish

Jim Hooks a Bonefish

Time to Book Your Trip in the Golden Isles

 

If you are planning a trip or coming to a corporate event in the Golden Isles later this Spring or Summer,  now is the time to call and reserve your days. April, May and through the summer offer spectacular fishing for red fish, trout and Triple Tail  If the weather warms up quickly, we may begin to see a few triple tail during this last week in  March.

 

Give me a call at 706.540.1276 or send an email to flycastcharters@gmail.com and we can get started.

 

There is a ton of  information on my website with tips and techniques that make you a better angler and many good fly recipes if you tie flies.  Or just go to the front page to browse the site: Fly Cast Charters. 

Here are just a few pictures from Late Winter, Early Spring Fly Fishing in St. Simons

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This is my truck.  It is pretty recognizable.  If you see me driving around St. Simons, at the Marina or anywhere, stop me and let's talk Fly Fishing!!

The photo of the back window of my truck has the reflection of the fly rods hanging on the wall of my garage.  I am a total rod and line maniac.  I don't know how many rods or different lines I own.

Thanks for taking the time to scroll all the way through the newsletter.  When you are headed this way, give me a call and let's go,

"Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn."

Capt. Dave Edens

www.flycastcharters.com

706.540.1276

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