Fish with Fuzzy Davis; the Lowcountryʼs Premiere Fishing Guide!
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  • Current S.C. State Tarpon Record

    since 1986!

  • “Top 50 Captains in the US”

    Saltwater Sportsman Magazine

  • Fishing the Lowcountry

    since 1972

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Spotted seatrout are a Lowcountry favorite. They are fished for in the back water and can be caught from June through December. Most fishing is done by floating live shrimp over oyster beds but can be caught on a variety of artificial baits and on the fly in the Fall.

Red Fish:
Red fish are the backbone of Hilton Head’s inshore and nearshore fishing. Redfish can be caught year round and are terrific sport on light tackle. Reds up to twelve pounds are targeted in the creeks, rivers, and sounds along the edges of the marsh. Redfish are ideal for fly fishing.

The winter fishing is done at low tides and the fishing is best from mid-December through mid-March. The reds can also be caught during the summer months on the high tides. This is when most “tailing reds” are caught.

The large adult reds or “bull reds” are abundant in the inshore and nearshore waters from late August through November. Bull reds are really fun on light tackle and most fishing is done in less than thirty feet of water.

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Tarpon are the marlin of the inshore waters and range in size from 50 to 150 pounds. Tarpon enter the waters of Hilton Head in late June and are in the inshore and nearshore waters through September. Most fishing is done with live bait on twenty to thirty pound tackle. There are opportunities to catch tarpon the the fly but this is difficult because of the visibility of our waters around Hilton Head.
Port Royal Sound on Hilton Head is one of the few places on the Atlantic Coast that cobia actually come inshore. Cobia spawn from late April to early June and this in turn is the best time to fish for them. Cobia are also sucker for the fly and are easy targets during the slack tide periods when they are often seen swimming on the surface.
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Additional Species:
Other species that can be caught in the inshore and nearshore waters are sharks including blacktip, lemon, tiger, bull and hammerhead; jack crevalle, spanish mackerel, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, triple tail, ladyfish, and bluefish.

About Fuzzy Davis

For over 20 years, Fish With Friends hosts around 70 special needs children and adults each year to a day of fishing with over 50 local charter captains donating their time and boats for the event. Fuzzyʼs inspiration for this day came from his cousin, Gwynne, who bravely battled multiple sclerosis. Fuzzyʼs favorite part of the event is seeing the smile of children who have never been on a boat before reel in their first fish. The event is held in October each year at the Hilton Head Boathouse.

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Fuzzy Davis: Fishing the Lowcountry waters since 1972

Selected as one of the “Top 50 Captains in the US” by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine in 2013
Outdoor Pursuits Director Fuzzy Davis was recently selected as one of Salt Water Sportsman’s Top 50 Charter Captains. In part, the article says, “Davis pioneered the area’s inshore fishing for tarpon, cobia and redfish guiding clients to the state’s first tarpon on fly and breaking the tarpon record. Davis also is the Outdoor Pursuits Director for The Ford Plantation in Georgia and hosts a daily radio fishing forecast.” Fuzzy says, “It’s a great honor for me, especially seeing the other captains that they selected.” Click here to read the story. Congratulations Fuzzy!

Featured Profile  in Hilton Head Monthly
Anglers embrace fly-fishing in the Lowcountry

Featured Profile  in Hilton Head Monthly
Reel Men of the Lowcountry

Cover Story for Hilton Head Monthly
Fuzzy and Drew Davis: The Tides that Bind

Featured in Palmetto Bluff Magazine
The Art of Fly Fishing

Featured in Local Life Magazine
The Sporting Life

Broke SCʼs state tarpon record in 1986 and is still the current record!

Featured on NBC Sports, ESPNʼs Flip Pallotʼs Walkerʼs Cay Chronicles (twice), Roland Martin, Andy Mill, G3 Outdoors,and Jimmy Houston fishing shows

Published articles in Saltwater Sportsman, Southern Saltwater, Tide Magazine

Hosts a radio fishing segment at 5:15 pm on 107.9 FM - “The Monty Jett Show”  Monday - Friday 

Hilton Headʼs longest-standing fishing guide

Guided SCʼs first angler to a tarpon caught on fly