Join us for two free programs this fall..
Sat Oct 7th 2:00-4:00pm @ the Shop - Fall and Winter Fishing Seminar with Fishing Guide, Kevin Kelly
Sun Oct 8th 12:30-2:30pm @ Rodney J Hall Boat Ramp - HOBIE Kayak Demo - Your chance to try them out!
Our kayak fishing trips are appropriate for both the experienced fisherman who would like to transfer his/her skills to a kayak, or for the complete novice looking to experience for the first time the joys of kayak fishing in the Low Country. Kayaks provide the perfect platform for accessing shallow quiet water habitats that hold many target species of fish. The "sit-on-top" open bailing boats we provide for our fishing programs are stable and paddle efficiently, so you spend more time fishing and less time trying to get to the good drops. For fly fisherman, we provide various kayak models that are stable enough to stand, greatly improving casting and sighting fish. Our trips focus on locations that are off the beaten path, hoping to find fishable water that gets lets pressure from most anglers. Depending on the tide and location, our guides may have you working around exposed oyster reefs at low water. shallow sand and mud flats on the flood, or hunting tailing Redfish in the marsh grass at high water. Prices include a sit-on-top fishing kayak, with the option of having a pedal-drive, all rods, tackle, gear, and bait. Fishing license is required.
MOON RIVER / SKIDAWAY NARROWS ESTUARY
The Narrows is another of our favorite back-barrier fishing locations. Rich in natural and cultural history, this area separates the mainlaind from Isle of Hope and Skidaway Island. Several forested islands slope to the waters edge creating another location with sandy to muddy transition zones. The creeks in this area that branch off from the main trunk of the Moon and Skidaway Rivers are smaller and more protected on windy days than our other locations. Our guides often target small "gut" creeks that dissect the main channel levees creating drains that pull bait out of the marsh grass on the ebb tide. A quiet angler in a kayak, sitting in a foot of water near the grass edge, can have epic days working these small features. Target species are Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Whiting, and Croaker. 4 hrs - Private $225 / 2-4 people $125 each - 6 hrs - Private $295 / 2-4 people $155 - Call to Schedule
LITTLE TYBEE ISLAND / BACK RIVER
The Back River is a tidal inlet that separates Tybee and Little Tybee Islands. The transition zone from ocean to barrier island sandy shoals to saltmarsh estuary provides a target rich environment for fishing. This is a great location to experience first hand how varied our ecosystem is on the Georgia Coast. The mixing zone of sandy to muddy bottom provides the right conditions for fish and bait that feed on the boundaries of both habitats and readily move around interacting with baitfish. Fishing locations in this area range from smaller marsh creeks to the larger Back River, to dockside holes, oyster rakes and sandbar flats. Typical fish caught are Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Shark, Black Drum, and Whiting. 4 hrs - Private $225 / 2-4 people $125 each - 6 hrs - Private $295 / 2-4 people $155 - Call to Schedule
WILMINGTON RIVER ESTUARY
The back-barrier Wilmington River system consists of a main tidal trunk connecting the Savannah River and Wassaw Sound. A vast system of medium to small tidal creeks extend from the main trunk where mixing currents creating bottom scours and shoals perfect for holding fish on both the flood and ebb tides. Knowing the creek bottom morphology is key in this area to get lined up on the right holes and the right tides. The Wilmington River currents create a tidal path great for fishing a drift along the marsh edge as well as for anchoring the kayak in the shallows and casting around structures such as boat ramps, docks, bridge pilings, and downed trees. High spring tides provide access to firm high marshes perfect for wading and stalking Redfish. Expect to fish for Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, and Whiting. 4 hrs - Private $225 / 2-4 people $125 each - 6 hrs - Private $295 / 2-4 people $155 - Call to Schedule
INTRO TO FLY FISHING SERIES: 2 DAY PACKAGE
Day 1: Classroom at the shop.. Overview of Fly Fishing. Learn the basics of equipment and how-to from staff fishing guide, Kevin Kelly. Then, on to the field out back.. Practice casting techniques with the pro! Day 2: On-Water... Get out and try your hand at casting from a sit-on-top kayak. Refine and troubleshoot your technique. 2 Day Package Private $395 / 2-4 people - $225 Call to Schedule
Meet The Guide:
Reverend Kevin Kelly
Kevin has fished all of his life in the waters of the southern US, from North Carolina to the bayous of Louisiana. His other job is truly as a fisher of men as he is a priest for a local church. He is a member of the SC&K Fishing Team, specializing in fly fishing.. See him on the water with a kayak fishing trip or at the shop for an informative lecture. Hobie Pro Angler Fishing Team
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