*** Friday, October 24, 2014 *** Fished a Chevy sponsored event last week out of Belle Isle Marina in Georgetown, S.C. Top 20 Chevy Dealers in the Southeast and fifteen guides from the low country fishing for bragging rights on big drum that are still inshore to spawn in Winyah Bay. Proud to report won the BIG FISH with Mr. Bryce Gandy from Victory Chevrolet in Mt. Holly, N.C. with a nice 43" Old Drum. Twelve fish boated the first day and six on the final day. Pics will be up on the FB page later today. Really enjoyed fishing with these fine Chevy folks and the old Suburban "Fish Wagon" fit right into the plan!!! Big Drum are still here... still time to get in on a big fish! Call 336 240-5649 for available dates. Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for fall 2014 and beyond.
BRYCE GANDY FROM VICTORY CHEVROLET WINS BIG FISH AWARD IN CHEVY TOURNAMENT WITH CAPTAIN PONYTAIL GUIDE SERVICE.
Friday, October 17, 2014 - This past Wednesday and Thursday we fished with the top twenty one award winning Chevy dealerships in the Southeast in a tournament out of Belle Isle Marina in Georgetown, S.C. Fifteen local guides from the Georgetown low country area took two anglers each on their guide boats to go after the Big Red Drum that are spawning in Winyah Bay.
The fall drum spawning run is a ritual of late summer and fall fishing on the east coast, and here at Captain Ponytail Guide Service, we actually follow the spawn south as falling water temps bring these majestic fish inshore within range of inshore anglers and guides. We start our season on the big drum outside Oriental, N.C. on the Pamlico Sound in mid August and start our Winyah Bay season in mid September.
This tournament has been on our books since early summer, and what a great finish to our Georgetown season it was. Big fish of the tournament, a forty three plus inch giant drum, won Bryce Gandy big fish honors for the tournament. Pioneer Boats and Captain Ponytail Guide Service were proud to be included in the first place and met four great Chevy dealers who shared in some great fishing. We boated twelve big fish on the first day and followed up with six more on the final day.
Bob Redfern from the Bob Redfern Outdoors TV Show on Fox Sports South hosted the tournament and Tommy Scarborough from Georgetown Adventures hosted the guides.
Thanks to Roy, Mike and Henry at Pioneer and Capt. Mike McDonald for all the help.... the Pioneer boys for the nicest boat in the tournament and Cap'n Mike for the croakers and the back yard and the friendship.
CONGRATULATIONS to the big fish angler Bryce Gandy from Victory Chevy in Mount Holly, N.C. Now I know where the next "Fish Wagon" is coming from!!!
MAKE A FISHING ADVENTURE WITH CAPT. PONYTAIL
THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR MYRTLE BEACH VACATION
If you're in Myrtle Beach on vacation this summer, we've got an awesome fishing trip available that we'll plan JUST FOR YOU. From families, kids, and fun to the most experienced and hard core fishermen.... we pattern our fishing trip based on who you're bringing and what YOUR idea of the perfect fishing trip is.
Ask ten different people to describe their dream fishing trip and I guarantee you'll get ten different answers. We take the time to find out who is coming fishing with us and what we do and where we go is based on what our clients want their special day to be.
Red Drum (spot tail bass) trout, flounder, sharks, and tarpon are all available in the summer months.
We're situated right in the middle of twenty miles of unspoiled barrier islands where there is no development or people. A great getaway from the crowds of downtown Myrtle Beach.
We offer half day and full day trips and can comfortably carry up to four fishermen.
BEST SPRING IN A DECADE ON THE ROANOKE
Our first ADVENTURE of the year on the Roanoke River was one of the most successful seasons we've seen in the fifteen years we've been guiding there. There were fish there when we arrived early in April and we left them biting on Memorial Day. In between was some of the best fishing I've seen on the river. Numbers were almost staggering... some full day trips saw over two hundred fish caught and released. The size of the fish was also much better than in past years. During keeper season in April the ratio of keepers to small fish was average, but nearly all our customers caught their keepers for the day. In May the size of the fish improved dramatically, and the last two weeks of the month were awesome! They got much hungrier after the spawn and, just like years before, there were very few people fishing. We enjoyed a week or ten days late in May with five or ten boats on the water and unbelievable fishing. Going into the year, there was some concern that the fishery on the Roanoke was on a down turn. Spring 2014 eased those fears... the river came back strong with a banner season and hopefully a successful spawn. Thanks to all who joined us and we're surely looking forward to next April and a repeat performance.
Mid August till mid September you'll find us at Paradise Cove near Oriental, N.C. It's a lot of work to move north to the Pamlico for a month, but the awesome fishing there demands we go.
Giant Red Drum (Channel Bass) come inshore to spawn in the Pamlico, and we can guarantee the trip of a lifetime catching old drum that usually range from 35 to 50+ lbs. We're catching these big fish in a unique and super fun way as well. Instead of the traditional cut bait on the bottom while anchored method, we'll be chasing these giants and throwing popping corks and jigs at bait balls on the surface. The topwater bites are truly awesome... I had anglers last year tell me flat out they would trade ten big drum taken off the bottom anchored with cut bait for one bite on these topwater jigs. And the norm is NOT one bite, but many, as these fish seem to get crazy and readily bite from the chugging plunk plunk sound of a popping cork we have all used for speckled trout for years.
We'll be pulling both live and cut baits as well with our I Pilot remote Minn Kota trolling motor so we'll never lose touch with the school as we quietly "follow and catch" without ever being noticed. We'll catch 'em EVERY day.... and some days the numbers of fish are amazing.... honestly too many to admit to in print... so give us a call for what I honestly believe will be the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Great accommodations and the quaint seaside town of Oriental nearby make this a treat for the entire family.
This will be our most outstanding month of fishing the entire year.... DON'T MISS IT!!!
In short.... we hit the best spots in North and South Carolina at THE BEST TIMES for excellent fishing. This gives you, your family, and friends the best chance at trophy fish and a great day of fishing. All on board one of the finest fishing boats available, the Pioneer Bay Sport 220 with the best electronics, equipment and tackle. The perfect combination for a perfect day of fishing.
Try us out in 2014.... you will have a fishing adventure to always remember!