COASTAL FISHING EXPO

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th
10:30a-11:45a KNOT TYING, CAST NETTNG, SHRIMPING AND ROD & REEL SELECTION Come learn from the best.  Fishing 101 and then soon.  You’ll be shown various knots to use for tying line to line and line to lures, as well as cast netting for both large and small nets.  This cast netting will prepare you to implement tactics for shrimping in the Lowcountry.  Learn rod and reel specifics for targeting different species inshore, offshore and nearshore.  Presented by Captain Rich Harris and Captain Brian Garris
12p-1pm JR. ANGLER’S FISHING FUNTIME Cheer on your favorite Jr. Angler as they compete for prizes with fishing games and challenges.  Fun and informative for the whole family!
1:15p-2:30p  FISHING REEFS AND STRUCTURE How to get the most out of Live Bottom.  Nationally recognized Captain Tim Barefoot, of Barefoot Products, will present with Captain Mike Waller of Kiawah Island.  They will provide an in-depth seminar about the basics of bottom fishing and discuss how to really get the most out of your anchoring or drifting experience.  Discussion will include products and information increase your catch.  Presented by Captain Tim Barefoot and Captain Michael Waller
2:45p-4p  SALTWATER FLY FISHING This seminar is an intro into the art of saltwater fly fishing.  Come see the types of saltwater flies and rods and reels to use for saltwater fly fishing.  Casting and arm mechanics will be demonstrated as well.  This is a strong presentation of fly fishing in the Lowcountry region and includes resources to connect with to get more fish on the fly.  Presented by Captain Scotty Davis
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26th
11:30a- 12:30p NEARSHORE REEF AND TROLLING This hands-on seminar will give you a close-up view of the types of rigs and jigs used to catch more fish on the area’s inshore reefs.  Learn all about trolling, including setup, boat trolling speeds and equipment, and find out how to land more Spanish mackerel and target larger king mackerel.  You will also be shown knots and leaders that increase your catch.  Presented by Captain Rich Harris
12:30p-1p JR. ANGLER’S FISHING FUNTIME Cheer on your favorite Jr. Angler as they compete for prizes with fishing games and challenges.  Fun and informative for the whole family!
1:30p- 2:30p OFFSHORE FISHING A discussion about fishing the offshore waters off the Lowcountry shores.  Learn about the types of lures and conditions that produce the ultimate bites:  trolling spreads and methods for wahoo, tuna and dolphin; and stopping and fishing the bottom and jigging. This seminar will take your offshore fishing to a new level.  Also includes reviewing charts, researching and determining the best areas to fish.  Presented by Captain James Holcombe
2:30p-3:30p KNOT TYING, CAST NETTNG, SHRIMPING AND ROD & REEL SELECTION Come learn from the best.  Fishing 101 and then soon.  You’ll be shown various knots to use for tying line to line and line to lures, as well as cast netting for both large and small nets.  This cast netting will prepare you to implement tactics for shrimping in the Lowcountry.  Learn rod and reel specifics for targeting different species inshore, offshore and nearshore.  Presented by Captain Rich Harris and Captain Brian Garris
3:30p-4:30p SOFT PLASTICS AND ARTIFICIAL PRODUCING ON THE FLATS Colors, colors and more colors!  Come learn how, where and when to use which artificials and soft plastics.  This seminar will also discuss when to use certain lure size and weight to attract the best number of bites.  These leading captains will take your artificial bait fishing skills to a new level.  Bring your cell phone to snap some photos of the soft plastics and jig heads.  Presented by Captain Greg Peralta

Meet the Captains

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARich Harris is the senior captain and is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He has been around the water all his life and has fished all over the world in many places including Caracas, Venezuela, Panama Canal, East Coast of Africa, Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served for 22 years, with most of that time spent locally at Charleston AFB, where he fished inshore and offshore every chance he had. Capt. Rich is a Christian and a member of New Spring Church in North Charleston, so you are guaranteed good times in a great atmosphere with him.

Brian Garris Brian Garris is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer who grew up fishing the waters of the Lowcountry from his father’s dock located on the Wando River. Living on the water as a child afforded Capt. Garris the opportunity to become intimately knowledgeable with the waters of the Charleston Harbor, Cooper River, Intracoastal Waterway, and the Wando River. He is one of the founders of the East Cooper Fishing Club, an organization formed to help others become better anglers while giving back to the local community.

Tim Barefoot Tim Barefoot credits much of his fishing success to having the ultimate fulltime guide – his father, Alfred Barefoot, Sr. As a civil service firefighter, Alfred had many days off; and fortunately for Tim, he has enjoyed some of the very best fishing along NC’s coast and lakes since he was a toddler. From bluegill and bass to grouper and wahoo, Tim has seen some of the best this country, among others, has to offer. Understanding the “big picture” has been a lifelong quest for Tim, as he tries to determine what makes each and every species he fishes for “tick” and apply this to his decoy jigs and chin weights. According to Tim, “The most basic of all concepts in regards to fishing/catching fish is… convincing the fish to put your bait in its mouth. This is where some folks continue to “fish” and some are skilled enough to “catch.” Being a former commercial and charter fisherman, Tim has logged many offshore hours and has experience aplenty in pelagics and bottom fish.

Mike Waller Mike Waller has been fishing the waters of Charleston for over 40 years. Before becoming a guide, he won or placed in over 30 inshore tournaments. He has been a guide for the past 10 years for Kiawah Resorts and has been very involved in the local fishing community, heading and serving on several boards. Capt. Mike specializes in nearshore reef and sheepshead fishing and participates in the DNR tagging program, winning numerous awards for his efforts.

Scotty Davis Scotty Davis is the owner and founder of the Lowcountry Fly Shop and specializes in fly fishing charters out of his 18-foot East Cape Lostman. He’s been fishing the Lowcountry for over 20 years and has guided hundreds of hungry anglers craving their first South Carolina redfish.

 

Greg Peralta Greg Peralta is a popular local fishing guide and well-known writer. He spends 200 plus days a year on the water and specializes in using artificial lures to catch inshore game fish. Capt. Greg is on the pro-staff for Z-Man Lures and St. Croix Rods. As a writer, he enjoys a growing and loyal following in the Daniel Island News, Coastal Angler Magazine and other publications.

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Captain Jamie Holcombe, owner of Full Circle Fishing Charters, has worked exclusively as a professional captain and nate abroad luxury sportsfishing boats for nearly two decades.  He’s traveled and fished all over the country as well as the Bahamas, Mexico, Bermuda and thrrough the Panama Canal to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.  Along the way, Captain Jamie learned many fishing techniques and now offers year-round offshore fishing excursions, inshore fishing trips and scenic harbor cruises for Lowcountry residents and visitors alike.  Full Circle is a 34 ft, custom built Carolina Fisharound Express.  A licensed boat captain by the United States Coast Guard, Captain Jamie carries a 150-ton master license and is able to take up to six anglers fishing at one time.  Whether he is taking guests for blue marlin in the Gulf Stream or cruising around historic Charleston Harbor, Captain Jamie is dedicated to providing a memoriable experience for all.