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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 5 of us already committed.  We have room for 6 more. 

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

December, January through Early February Fishing Report

 

Red Fishing was great up through mid January.  The big schools had formed.  They normally sit on the bottom right at Low Tide, but as the tide comes in and as it goes out, big schools of reds move up and down the banks.  On sunny days, the reds are headed for the oysters and mud banks on the incoming tide to warm up.  In both of these situations, we normally just stake out and wait for the fish to come to us.  On many occasions we had fish tailing and crawling on their bellies feeding and warming up.  It is so cool to see 4-5 tails sticking out of the water at the same time.  

 

Tailing fish on the low tide tail very subtly.  It isn't like the aggressive tailing activity on the flood tides.  Additionally, these fish are very spooky, so longer leaders and lighter flies help you hook up.

 

We have been deluged with fresh water from both the Altamaha and the Satilla Rivers.  The water at the Marina looks like Altamaha River water, which it is.  Catfish are being caught in the Ocean there is  so much fresh water.  I have been fishing in areas where the water isn't muddy, but it is very tannin stained.  It really looks like strong ice tea.  In this water, i am sticking with flashy flies that the fish can easily see.  The Copperhead (Tying instructions in the last newsletter.) has been a great fly in these conditions.  

 

In late January, the cold weather came rolling in and I didn't go out much.  We had huge tides on Super, blood, full moon in February.  That muddied the water for a week.  It has cleared now, and fishing is good. 

 

Because of weather and huge tides, fishing in the winter can be great and terrible.  It all depends on the weather.  If you are fishing after a cold front and the wind is blowing from the N, I usually suggest we do not go out.  On the other hand, if we are fishing 3 or so days after a front passes, the wind is calm or from the S and the skies clear, we can have some of the best sight fishing of the year.  If you are here and want to fish, I try to be very flexible in scheduling.  I will be honest with you about whether or not we should go out on any particular day.

 

Some people are catching trout, but I haven't fished for them since early Fall.  I would, and my clients would, rather spend their time sight fishing for 7-10 lb red fish rather than blind casting for 14-18" seatrout.

 

Tte water has cooled  to 55 degrees, and the fiddlers have burrowed into the mud for a long winter nap.  While you may see red fish in the grass on big tides, you normally will not see them tailing aggressively.  You may see a tail here and there, and if you do, give it a shot. 

 

The most productive time to fish right now is the low tide, winter time pattern of "Hunting Fish in the Marshes of Glynn."

 

Capt. Dave Edens

www.flycastcharters.com

706.540.1276

 

Below is video Whit made a few years ago of us chasing big schools of red fish back up a creek channel

Casa Viejo Chac: February 9th through the 16th

An intrepid Crew will journey to Punta Allen in a week for the 2019 edition of the Great Mexico Fishing Safari.  PIctures coming soon.

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Here is a link to  a Google album of more pictures.  I have said this is probably my last year doing this trip, but I love the place so much, I will probably do this again February 2020.  This is a surprisingly affordable trip.

Casa Viejo Chac Photo Album 

The Maverick HPX-V Gets a Facelift.

 

Those of you who have fished with me know I love my Maverick HPX-V. You also know I cringe every time we scrape oysters or bottom.  After 10 years of hard core sight fishing and running rough seas crossing St. Andrews Sound, the bottom and sides of the Maverick were in very poor shape.  After debating another boat, and knowing the motor has a fresh powerhead, I decided to give the Mav a huge facelift.  With the help of Bruce Dixon with Dixon's Fiberglass Boat Repair in Blackshear, Ga, the Mav looks like a new boat.  Many thanks to Capt./Chef Dave Snyder for the use of his skiff while mine was being re-worked.

Check out the pictures below. 

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Time to Book Your Trip

 

If you are planning a trip or coming to a corporate event in the Golden Isles later this  Winter, now is the time to call and reserve your days. On the right days, February and March can offer spectacular fishing for red fish and trout.  If the weather warms up quickly, we may begin to see a few triple tail 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  Winter 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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