Bob goes to Georgetown, South Carolina to do some early summer redfishing. Joining Bob will be longtime Georgetown, South Carolina guide and friend Captain Tommy Scarborough with Georgetown Coastal Adventures.
Narrator: On this week’s Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, Bob heads off the coast of South Carolina to Georgetown, South Carolina, to do some summer redfishing. Joining Bob will long-time guide and friend, Tommy Scarborough, with Georgetown Coastal Adventures Guide Service. And on this week’s sportsman’s table, we feature a South Carolina certified beer poacher fish taco recipe. All this and a whole lot more and it begins right now.
Bob: Holly, man you look good behind that reel. You do not get to do that very often.
Tommy: No. It feels good.
Bob: It does feel good. Now I am telling you.
Tommy: It feels good. We have gotten to where we fish some of these spinning reels, I do not get to fish my reef as much as I used to.
Bob: There you go I am telling you. The beast maybe that is what you have on there is a beast. Folks, welcome to our show this week. I let my good friend Tommy Scarborough, with Georgetown Coastal Adventures, catch the first fish of the day. I would say it was his birthday, but it is not. It is just- It happened to be on his side of the boat.
Tommy: My rod, my fish.
Bob: There you go. Oh, man. We are back down in Georgetown, South Carolina, one of my favorite places to be and again with one of my great friends and Tommy.
Tommy: Not a big boy but just a nice solid redfish.
Bob: Get him man. Get him up here. I tell you what he is a…
Tommy: He is spunky.
Bob: Yeah, he is spunky. Come here now come on, come on, come on, come on, come on.
Tommy: You got him?
Bob: I think so.
Tommy: You want me get it, you got him?
Bob: No man I am doing this part, hang on. I said I would man. Come here! Come here! Come here! You are not cooperating.
Tommy: Hello, male fish.
Bob: Oh yes this is not I am saying this morning. Nice black dot. I will let you remove the hook, there you go. It is a beautiful day.
Tommy: Certified hook date of job.
Bob: It is a beautiful day. Are you gonna hold him come on man, hold him. Put your rod down.
Tommy: Hold me a fish. Got to put my had behind his tail. I always tell people, do not grab them like that!
Bob: Yes. There you go.
Tommy: South Carolina spot tail bass, you have to be able to see that polka-dot.
Bob: You know, you had the magic bait. See you later, mister reed.
Tommy: Thank goodness we got bait quick.
Bob: Now we did, I am telling you.
Tommy: In the old days it was hours at times before we got bait.
Bob: Here let me borrow the rag. Listen Tommy come up here and let us talk this a little bit about fishing, Georgetown… Tell all the folks out there – what can they expect to come and fish when they come down here with you.
Tommy: A whole lot of fun, a whole lot of fish. You know, we fish for everything – king mackarel, redfish, sharks… Summertime like this, people like to come in they like do a lot of shark fishing and that is the biggest, baddest boy around. People from inland, they love shark fish. People like us, we love redfish and king mackerel. You can catch anything there is a lot of tarpon around here, speckled trout, flounder, just depends on what you are after but we are basically a family-oriented company. We want mom and dad and two or three kids or dad and grandpa and four young ones take them out just have a good day of fishing. We do not have to be serious, of course you know, my love has always been fly-fishing but we can not all be that technical.
Bob: Well you know Tommy I tell you – you have a beautiful layout here on your Tidewater boat and all those folks over in Lexington that provide this for you so that is just a great opportunity for folks to come down and experience a great ride but the other thing is coming down to fish with you – it is a pleasure. So folks I just want to say this guy right here if you have not been fishing lately you need to come on down to Georgetown, South Carolina. Things are alive and well down here. Log on to bobredfern.com, and you will find on the top sixteen, you will find Tommy Scarborough and Georgetown Coastal Adventures. Can I have one, can I catch one?
Tommy: Your line is in the water, we will see but let me bait up and see if I can catch another one.
Bob: I may have a better chance with you being out of the water! Are you going to let me have this one again, Tommy?
Tommy: Sure! Okay man.
Bob: Here can pop.
Tommy: If I knew for sure it was a red, I would get it myself.
Bob: You know, I wonder why that you hesitated I know, see. It is either a ray, a shark, or a red.
Tommy: If I think it is a red, a shark, or an oyster toad, I am the most generous person you will ever find.
Bob: You are killing me man, you are killing me.
Tommy: Oh my goodness!
Bob: Listen, how many trips a day are you coming out of this summer?
Tommy: Well, I was going to ease into the summer and ease into the heat and I eased right into running eleven twelves trips a week. I am pretty much booked every day. One thing is, people getting out on short notice but boy there sure need to call time as they start thinking about coming to the beach, they need to go ahead and be calling, because all you good guides if they are worth us much anything, you need to call them in advance.
Bob: Well I mean that is always good practice, especially if you want to come fishing with a guy that knows what he is doing.
Tommy: Fish even love that may cut one going back and look out. Let us see what that fish looks like. If it is bigger than mine, I am not grabbing it.
Bob: Look at this. Well, I think he might be.
Tommy: He sort of looks like it, almost.
Bob: He does, he do not?
Tommy: Kindly saw.
Bob: He does.
Tommy: You are upsetting Bob. You are upsetting. Simmer down, fishy, simmer down. Boy, this Tidewater 24 is a beast.
Bob: It is. It is great to fishing.
Tommy: I have owned everything that floats just about and for the money you can not get much better than this right here.
Bob: Look at that! Oh, man. Awesome! You got him?
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Bob: I have lost two. Do you want me to move that one or is it okay?
Tommy: It might be okay I do not know. You might want to get it anyway Bob.
Bob: Alright, let me get it out this way.
Tommy: Go up here yes or where. I am burned hungry.
Bob: Where I am going to go that way. Got you. Oh, no, I have to go under here.
Bob: Alright, man. Get him, get him, get him. That was pretty good.
Tommy: Like Gump’s box of chocolates right there.
Bob: I am telling you.
Tommy: So men are out there, you do not know what you are going to get. Could be a shark, could be a stingray. Might be a big old tarpon. You just never know.
Bob: Sun is shining.
Tommy: Sun is out, a little sea breeze.
Bob: That is all it takes.
Tommy: Big old bend in this Abu rod. Hear that drag coming off of that beast reel, oh yes.
Bob: Plus, you just enjoy me getting wet.
Tommy: Yes I would hold red a lot on somebody else had to take these sharks home.
Bob: Yes I think you are right that one is a shark.
Tommy: Yes I see it when they hear, look, act like a little black-tip or something they come right up just smack to of…
Bob: That is okay.
Tommy: But you know we are not fishing for fame and glory – I am fishing for fun and that is what most us come for right there – we are addicted to the squeal of the reel. It is a darn stingray! Good God. Now I definitely know I should have given it to Bob.
Bob: I can not believe I missed that one. Bob you know, people across country come here on vacation who never seen these things enough and I have caught redfish after redfish and one of the kids or somebody catches one of these and they more excited over this than a thirty-pound redfish.
Bob: Yes I know. No kidding. You are right because they have never seen one.
Tommy: You want to take the rod now?
Bob: Yes I will look at you better handle that one I got it. Let me move back here.
Tommy: There you go. Have to just bring that stings grew up down.
Bob: I will let the captain do his stuff.
Tommy: Hey come here you. I have done my stuff I made him mad.
Bob: He is not happy, you are right look at him.
Tommy: Look at him, he can got to spit at you.
Bob: Yes look at him.
Bob: Show that war out.
Tommy: He knows you have been eating carrots. You want him fly?
Hey you got to save the hook. All right, you did it.
Narrator: Coming up next, we head to the City Center Market in Florence, South Carolina for a great fish and beer recipe. The Sportsman’s Table is brought to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina or out of state be sure to buy South Carolina-grown meats, vegetables or fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina-certified. It is a matter of taste.
Bob: Joining me today in downtown Florence at the City Center Market kitchen here is chef Adam Silverman, with Downtown Southern Funk. We have a great recipe for you all. I will tell you what Adam, thanks for being a guest. I love fish and you love playing with your food here at Downtown Southern Funk. Well let us play with this one because I can not wait.
Adam: So this is a great recipe. You are out fishing with the buddies- We are located inside of Seminar Brewery. So we are going to do a beer poached wreckfish taco. Wreckfish was brought in from Merle’s Inlet Seafood, sourced locally through Maypop Farm, Darlington. So all I have done is bring some of the beer to a boil. Does not matter what kind of beer you use, you guys are fishing and drinking, throw one of the cans into a pot and get it boiling. So we are just going to cut some nice thin pieces of this wreckfish . It is absolutely beautiful.
Bob: It is. I mean it is a meaty fish.
Adam: Yes it is great for grilling, frying, roasting, sautéing…
Bob: So, with wreckfish- That is relatively new but a lot of you chefs know what that is. Normal it is snapper, grouper and that is–
Adam: Flounder. Okay so we are just going to take this and just put it straight into the–
Bob: Into the beer.
Bob: Look at that. Alright Adam, we are heating up the tortillas.
Adam: That is right and we have combined our tomato, onion, garlic, peaches and hit it with a little lime juice and we actually do have a local source for citrus fruits. That is Stan Mckenzie, down in Lake City.
Bob: Oh great!
Adam: So we have a little peach salsa and so far we have spent about ten minutes. We are going to take just a little bit of this chilli garlic sauce and mix it into the mayonnaise. Just going to make a nice little…
Bob: Mayonnaise is my favorite thing. Mayonnaise makes everything good.
Bob: And is got to be Duke’s.
Adam: Of course. So we are just going to grab some tongs, take our wreckfish, fall one apart, tender.
Bob: That is okay. Let me slide it out of the way so that the folks can see it, how about that. There you go. Well you know as natural as it would be I believe if I was dunked and cooked in beer I would be a little bit shaky too.
Adam: Tender too?
Bob: There you go.
Adam: Okay, I am going to put that to the side. We are going to take a little bit of some mixed greens that we got from local farmers, just chop that up a little bit.
Bob: It always amaze me how you guys do that without cutting your fingers.
Adam: We take a whole lot of time practicing and we get a whole lot of cuts in the meantime.
Bob: I bet you do.
Adam: So we are just going to put some of these greens on here, going to have a little bit of tomato…
Bob: Color is everything.
Bob: Presentation. Who would have thought wreckfish tacos. Wow!
Adam: Some onion and we are going to top it off with some of our peach salsa.
Bob: Oh wow!
Adam: The nice thing about this you can make this peach salsa day before, chop up your lettuce and your tomatoes so while you are out there fishing and making tacos all you have to do is cook the fish and throw everything together.
Bob: Well it is a great idea because what you combine here is the sweet and the bitter together. Oh look at that?
Adam: A little bit of a zing on top–
Bob: Oh wow!
Adam: And there we go. We have got some beer poached wreckfish tacos.
Bob: Wreckfish tacos. Adam thank you so much for being a guest chef on the show today.
Adam: I appreciate you having me.
Bob: And folks when you are in the great state of South Carolina, stop on in to the city of Florence. This guy right here, Downtown Southern Funk, you need to be there. And, if you would like more great recipes you saw this week and you want to see what else is fresh on the menu, log on to certifiedscgrown.com and see for yourself. We will see you right back here again next week on another great recipe on The Sportsman’s Table.
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Bob: Yes, I do believe you just got him.
Tommy: He is stroking it. So I say that other one is perfect, low fun-sized but all of a sudden old big daddy just slides in.
Bob: Here he comes.
Tommy: And what month are we in, Bob?
Bob: Oh, it is July. It is hot in the south. That is okay.
Tommy: You hear all these stories about all these places and redfish…
Bob: I know. Most people will tell you that you can not catch a redfish in the heat of the summer, but you can down here with Tommy Scarborough. Look at that!
Tommy: I like these little white rods.
Bob: I am telling you, that Veritas is an awesome, awesome rod. Now I put a Berkley Braid on there yesterday, I just re spool those things thorough beast. So a beast for a beast.
Tommy: I tell you that.
Bob: I tell you.
Tommy: Berkley come a long way with that braid. That is some good slick stuff right there. That is all I use on- Everything I have got is at Berkley Braid. You can not beat Berkley products.
Bob: Oh, my goodness!
Tommy: That is as good as it gets.
Bob: That is a good fish too.
Tommy: If he would come on this way.
Bob: Oh man!
Tommy: It has been a while since we got out here and had some fun Bob.
Bob: I am telling you, you know. We work too much.
Tommy: But you know what we are going to fall right back into it. Never miss a beat, just keep right on staking along.
Bob: Folks, I am telling you, Georgetown Coastal Adventures. If you have not been, it truly is an adventure. Oh my goodness, look at that.
Tommy: You will probably want to grab the leader and grab his tail, Bob.
Bob: I got you.
Tommy: Before I can get the net out at which out. I kind of love watching you that. That is the reason why- If you get a big one, I am just going to get the net out and scoop it.
Bob: You are killing me. Goodness, that is a nice fish. All right, come here. Do not do that. You are killing me. Come here, fish.
Tommy: If we ever do a bloopers section, we are going to have to put that on.
Bob: Oh, my gosh. That thing is a horse. All right man, we are going to have to get the pliers to get this one out or may just have to cut…
Tommy: Yes I have my hook remover right up here.
Bob: You get him, he is your fish. Man look at this you already got me all wet. Look at that oh man! Be careful now, be careful. Look at that. Folks that is Georgetown Coastal Adventures right there. Wow you did good, my friend.
Tommy: We are going to get her back. That is out baby-maker. There she goes. All happy.
Bob: See look at there. Just though of little faith.
Tommy: That is a good fish. That was a good fight, it was fun.
Bob: That was a good fight.
Tommy: Might just have to do that again.
Bob: I know. It was your turn, you were turning the barrel, you were trying to catch a tarpon.
Tommy: I am and I am still trying to catch a tarpon.
Bob: I am just trying to be a good mate. Plus I got my union card. Plus you never did give me my commodore, graduate to admiral card.
Tommy: Yes, I know.
Bob: Well. That is nuts. How do you expect me to get better if you do not promote me, folks again log on to bobredfern.com, go to Bob’s top sixteen and go to this guy’s web page, give him a call, log in and get a trip. You will not regret the opportunity to come down to Georgetown, South Carolina. You did good.
Tommy: That one wore me out. That wore us both out.
Bob: I know, I am telling you. Well, folks, that is our show this week from Georgetown, South Carolina, Georgetown Coastal Adventures. My good friend Tommy Scarborough- Tommy, I tell you what man. Before we do this last cast and then blast tell everybody about Georgetown Coastal Adventures really quick, why they have to come down here. I have to make sure they understand.
Tommy: Georgetown Coastal Adventures is nothing but pure family fun. We have had fun for years and that is what it is all about – catching fish, having fun. Captaintommy.com, 843-546-3543. Give me a call at the house, leave a message, when I get back from fishing, I will call you back.
Bob: There you go. Check Bob’s top sixteen on bobredfern.com, Tom will be there. And as I like to say Tommy, each and every week the outdoors is my passion, I want it to be yours too. We will see you next time. I have to catch another one.
Tommy: Get one more.
Bob: We cannot go yet.
Tommy: I went ahead and got a head start while you were talking.
Bob: I know you did. I am telling you.
Tommy: I did not have to close see I just go on and fish.
Bob. You are killing me man, you are killing me.