***FRIDAY JULY 20TH*** Big red drum are biting! Weekday charters available as well as one weekend opening next week so give us a call at 336 240-5649 if you are a family on vacation OR a serious fisherman with a bucket list species you are itching to catch. Kids are always welcome, so bring the whole crowd and make some great memories from your summer vacation! Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for 2018 and beyond...
7/18/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Darin Lester and his wife have been my good friends and fished with us a bunch. Got a chance to meet their son Jordan and fish with the whole family yesterday. They all love the water and are accomplished fishermen. We all got a reality check on just how violent the food chain can be out here when an eight foot bull shark ate a drum we had hooked up on the surface five feet from the boat. Left us all speechless.

7/16/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Mary Bigbee and her son Riston came fishing with us today from my buddy Henry Sikes at Avenger/Pioneer/BullsBay Boats. Mary is an old friend of Hen’s and wanted a big red drum for her son Riston. A little fishing luck and good equipment...that Avenger AV-26...and we produced for these very cool folks from Kansas City. Pleasure fishing with them and Riston did a great job fighting his first salt water fish. Check out Mary on the Sportsman’s Channel tomorrow night on “Whitetail Properties”. She’s quite a hunter as well, I hear.

7/12/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Yadkinville’s best fisherman Max with a big Winyah Bay drum.

7/12/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Max’s dad also got in on the action, after prying the fishing rod from Max’s grip, and caught a big drum of his own. We lost one to a bull shark. It was a beautiful day outside on the jetty. Too nice for a bite as all our big fish came from inside.

7/7/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

I lost a couple of days last week to a kidney stone surgery so I decided to get back in some fish. Finally got to catch one myself! Difficult sometimes to watch other folks having all the fun. Still a good bite...come get your trophy! Just call 336 240-5649 and pick your day.

7/2/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Really nice picture of a bull Red my buddy Crawford caught. About ten seconds after this photo was taken this fish got eaten by a giant shark. Seen some big ones around the past few days...on the jetty and inside. Totally spooled a 6000 and an 8000 yesterday. Neither ever turned his head. Hands and feet in the boat please!

7/1/2018 - Costa Rica

Don’t forget we are still booking Costa Rica billfish with Dragin Fly out of Los Suenos on the Pacific coast. We have Mike and Red Holmes from Pioneer/Avenger/BullsBay Boats down there this week on a Fourth of July vacation. Go get ‘em Mike hanging onto a beautiful sail.

6/15/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Ben Huffines brought Jesse Troxler down from Burlington, NC to catch some fish. Really active day and lots of life in the bay and ocean. The highlight was this 42” Red drum. If you are in the Myrtle Beach area give us a call.

6/29/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Back from a short trip to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay with Avenger to welcome Pasadena Boat Works to the Pioneer/Avenger family. Picked right up where we left off in Winyah Bay with big drum, big sharks, and big rays all hitting baits on the bottom. Come on down and let us make some vacation memories with some big fish.

6/22/2018 - Maryland

Henry Sikes about to bring one of around 25 to 30 we caught this afternoon aboard the Avenger AV-26. Caught them on suspending hard baits twitching and burning them back to the boat from a mid channel rock pile.

6/21/2018 - Maryland

My buddy Henry Sikes and I catching stripers on a blustery NE day in Maryland

6/15/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

John Spear and his daughter have caught big drum in Georgetown’s Winyah Bay before. They started their weekend with some more this morning, mixed in with sharks and big rays. They left about 1:30 headed for a lazy river afternoon at a condo in Litchfield. Thanks for the return trip folks. Hoping to see John again this fall when the fishing is ‘off the hook”. We’ve had some awesome trips already since starting here in early June. Maybe the best June ever for the big drum. In past years you had to fish the jetty to have a chance at old drum...this year we’re catching them in the calmer waters in the bay. Give me a call and pick your favorite day to make some summer vacation memories with Captain Ponytail Guide Service.

6/11/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Sat on our first spot this morning at 7:30. Caught this fish at 7:35 and got hit hard by a thunderstorm at 7:40. Still managed to boat Will McCauley’s biggest drum ever on a ten minute fishing trip. Back to the hill safe was the best part, as we were around some nasty lightning and heavy rain. Let’s try again tomorrow!

6/8/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Winyah Bay is famous for old drum fishing in the fall but we've had great luck this week. Walt Brashier John Groome and their sons Hayden and Lucas topped off the week yesterday with six or seven big drum over 45 inches. Thanks to Dan Scarborough from Georgetown Adventures for the two Boat Trip and great to meet such nice people and good fisherman. Openings next week and weekend so come get your own Big Fish memory with Captain Ponytail Guide Service.

6/2/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Brad Shelton fished last fall in Georgetown with Brent Wilson. Today he brought his son Jordan along with Joey and Pinky Mitchell for a return visit. Three or four nice old drum in the boat as well as sharks and rays that kept all elbows busy. Thanks for a fun day with good fishermen. Couple of days open next weekend....come on down!

5/26/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

First day in the salt water in Winyah Bay at the south end of Myrtle Beach and began the season with good luck on the big drum. Rick Maness and his wife Shannon were neighbors at the Ponderosa in Weldon. They followed me down and Rick quickly caught the two biggest fish of his life this morning. Come on down and get lucky with a big drum. We are here and they are biting! Give me a call or shoot me a text at 336 240-5749 for an immediate response.

Let Capt. Ponytail take you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You'll fish the Roanoke River for Striped Bass or the backwaters of Winyah Bay and North Inlet for Red Drum, Trout, Floounder, Tarpon and Shark.
 
***FRIDAY JULY 20TH*** Big red drum are biting! Weekday charters available as well as one weekend opening next week so give us a call at 336 240-5649 if you are a family on vacation OR a serious fisherman with a bucket list species you are itching to catch. Kids are always welcome, so bring the whole crowd and make some great memories from your summer vacation! Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for 2018 and beyond...

THE LATEST BUZZ: Fishing Winyah Bay

7/18/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Darin Lester and his wife have been my good friends and fished with us a bunch. Got a chance to meet their son Jordan and fish with the whole family yesterday. They all love the water and are accomplished fishermen. We all got a reality check on just how violent the food chain can be out here when an eight foot bull shark ate a drum we had hooked up on the surface five feet from the boat. Left us all speechless.

7/16/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Mary Bigbee and her son Riston came fishing with us today from my buddy Henry Sikes at Avenger/Pioneer/BullsBay Boats. Mary is an old friend of Hen’s and wanted a big red drum for her son Riston. A little fishing luck and good equipment...that Avenger AV-26...and we produced for these very cool folks from Kansas City. Pleasure fishing with them and Riston did a great job fighting his first salt water fish. Check out Mary on the Sportsman’s Channel tomorrow night on “Whitetail Properties”. She’s quite a hunter as well, I hear.

7/12/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Yadkinville’s best fisherman Max with a big Winyah Bay drum.

7/12/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Max’s dad also got in on the action, after prying the fishing rod from Max’s grip, and caught a big drum of his own. We lost one to a bull shark. It was a beautiful day outside on the jetty. Too nice for a bite as all our big fish came from inside.

7/7/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

I lost a couple of days last week to a kidney stone surgery so I decided to get back in some fish. Finally got to catch one myself! Difficult sometimes to watch other folks having all the fun. Still a good bite...come get your trophy! Just call 336 240-5649 and pick your day.

7/2/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Really nice picture of a bull Red my buddy Crawford caught. About ten seconds after this photo was taken this fish got eaten by a giant shark. Seen some big ones around the past few days...on the jetty and inside. Totally spooled a 6000 and an 8000 yesterday. Neither ever turned his head. Hands and feet in the boat please!

7/1/2018 - Costa Rica

Don’t forget we are still booking Costa Rica billfish with Dragin Fly out of Los Suenos on the Pacific coast. We have Mike and Red Holmes from Pioneer/Avenger/BullsBay Boats down there this week on a Fourth of July vacation. Go get ‘em Mike hanging onto a beautiful sail.

6/15/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Ben Huffines brought Jesse Troxler down from Burlington, NC to catch some fish. Really active day and lots of life in the bay and ocean. The highlight was this 42” Red drum. If you are in the Myrtle Beach area give us a call.

6/29/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Back from a short trip to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay with Avenger to welcome Pasadena Boat Works to the Pioneer/Avenger family. Picked right up where we left off in Winyah Bay with big drum, big sharks, and big rays all hitting baits on the bottom. Come on down and let us make some vacation memories with some big fish.

6/22/2018 - Maryland

Henry Sikes about to bring one of around 25 to 30 we caught this afternoon aboard the Avenger AV-26. Caught them on suspending hard baits twitching and burning them back to the boat from a mid channel rock pile.

6/21/2018 - Maryland

My buddy Henry Sikes and I catching stripers on a blustery NE day in Maryland

6/15/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

John Spear and his daughter have caught big drum in Georgetown’s Winyah Bay before. They started their weekend with some more this morning, mixed in with sharks and big rays. They left about 1:30 headed for a lazy river afternoon at a condo in Litchfield. Thanks for the return trip folks. Hoping to see John again this fall when the fishing is ‘off the hook”. We’ve had some awesome trips already since starting here in early June. Maybe the best June ever for the big drum. In past years you had to fish the jetty to have a chance at old drum...this year we’re catching them in the calmer waters in the bay. Give me a call and pick your favorite day to make some summer vacation memories with Captain Ponytail Guide Service.

6/11/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Sat on our first spot this morning at 7:30. Caught this fish at 7:35 and got hit hard by a thunderstorm at 7:40. Still managed to boat Will McCauley’s biggest drum ever on a ten minute fishing trip. Back to the hill safe was the best part, as we were around some nasty lightning and heavy rain. Let’s try again tomorrow!

6/8/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Winyah Bay is famous for old drum fishing in the fall but we've had great luck this week. Walt Brashier John Groome and their sons Hayden and Lucas topped off the week yesterday with six or seven big drum over 45 inches. Thanks to Dan Scarborough from Georgetown Adventures for the two Boat Trip and great to meet such nice people and good fisherman. Openings next week and weekend so come get your own Big Fish memory with Captain Ponytail Guide Service.

6/2/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

Brad Shelton fished last fall in Georgetown with Brent Wilson. Today he brought his son Jordan along with Joey and Pinky Mitchell for a return visit. Three or four nice old drum in the boat as well as sharks and rays that kept all elbows busy. Thanks for a fun day with good fishermen. Couple of days open next weekend....come on down!

5/26/2018 - Winyah Bay, Georgetown/Myrtle Beach, SC

First day in the salt water in Winyah Bay at the south end of Myrtle Beach and began the season with good luck on the big drum. Rick Maness and his wife Shannon were neighbors at the Ponderosa in Weldon. They followed me down and Rick quickly caught the two biggest fish of his life this morning. Come on down and get lucky with a big drum. We are here and they are biting! Give me a call or shoot me a text at 336 240-5749 for an immediate response.


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