Sight Fishing for Redfish
Half Day, $400 per boat, max 2 guests per boat
Few things in nature rival the sight of a 12 pound redfish tailing in water that hardly covers its back. Nervous water signaling a school of fish over a mud flat on a cool, calm morning is a memory not soon forgotten either. Shallow water sight fishing for redfish is one of our specialties and we work hard to maximize your experience in this arena nearly 12 months of the year. Utilizing a 17’ Mitzi Skiff, we are able to access the shallow areas that these bruisers inhabit in a way that is comfortable to the angler. Fly or spin, from novice to expert, the excitement generated from the visual aspect of these outings make it very addictive. Please limit the group to 2 or less to maximize your experience. Other boats can be arranged for larger groups upon request.
Half Day, $400 plus bait, max 4 guests per boat
Fall Day, $550 plus bait
From April-December, many desirable species may be caught within the calm, sheltered waters of our sounds. Redfish, trout, whiting, and flounder are targeted using a combination of live bait and artificial lures. Short runs and calm waters make these trips comfortable for a wide audience. The Privateer is generally used for inshore trips and may accommodate up to four guests.
Full Day/8 hours, $650, max 4 guests
Imagine a calm summer day, schools of lazy tarpon floating, rolling and fining all around the boat. As you sight cast to these silver giants with artificial lures you hook up fish after fish in disbelief of the scene you are witnessing. Sounds like heaven to me, but you must be talking about Boca Grande, or somewhere in the Keys. Wrong. This is Georgia tarpon fishing at its finest. Captain Roger Burge has spent his life in pursuit of these amazing and unpredictable sport fish. He has had the opportunity to catch them from the Caribbean, to the Gulf of Mexico, and up the East Coast. After years of persistence and dedication Captain Roger has developed the necessary tools to consistently “put ‘em in the air”. By utilizing a combination of tactics and techniques including artificial lures, live bait, and fly fishing equipment Captain Roger is able to maximize clients’ chance to catch a tarpon based on the daily conditions. You will not find anyone that will work harder to catch your tarpon. The Privateer is used for these trips and can accommodate up to 4 people.
Half Day, $450 max 6 guests; Full Day, $650
From May-October, a multitude of exciting sport fish come to our coast to feed, spawn, and generally cause me many sleepless nights in anticipation of the day to come. Fueled mainly by the migration of menhaden; Tarpon, sharks, bull redfish, Spanish mackerel, cobia, tripletail, and jack crevalle are a few of the characters that may appear during this exciting time of year. Although tarpon generally reign king, one can’t discount the speed and jumping ability of a giant black tip shark, power of a bull red, or table fare of a tripletail. With big, powerful fish close to shore the ingredients for a successful day are close at hand. The Privateer or Parker may be used for these trips and may accommodate up to 4 or 6 guests respectively.
Offshore Bottom Fishing
Full Day, $850 max 6 guests
January through April is a very exciting season for bottom fishing around wrecks and live bottom for sheepshead and black sea bass. These areas from 10-20 miles offshore hold fast action, great for individual (young and old) that may suffer from short attention spans.
Between the end of April and mid-June we have an excellent run of cobia that until recently was largely undiscovered. By targeting wrecks from 10-25 miles offshore using a combination of live bait, artificial lures, and fly tackle we are able to routinely produce impressive catches of cobia between 30 and 70 pounds. Our 25’ Parker is the perfect boat for these trips and will comfortably accommodate groups of up to 6 guests.
Blue Water Trolling
Full Day $2,300
Half Day, $450 max 6 guests; Full Day, $650
Redfish spend the first 3-4 years of their lives in fertile inshore waters, reaching a size of around 30” or 10-12 pounds. At that point they become mature and spend the rest of their lives offshore where they grow upwards of 50 pounds and may live to be 40 years old. These adults spawn in the fall and then move into near shore waters to feed and regain the weight lost during reproduction. This provides an excellent catch and release opportunity to catch a redfish of a lifetime. Fish caught during this time of the year, October-November, consistently weigh 20-40 pounds with some tipping the scales even further. The Privateer or Parker may be used for this near shore trip, depending on the size of the group.
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Dorchester Sales & Operations