Capt. Richard Ferdon
Captain R.C. Ferdon is a Pawleys Island fishing guide — specializing in redfish, speckled trout, flounder, tarpon, and more — out of Winyah Bay, South Carolina.
He grew up learning to fish these waters with his family and friends, and now you can get that same experience!
If you are looking for a fishing trip while in Myrtle Beach, Georgetown is the place…and RC is your man.
Captain R.C. Ferdon was born and raised fishing Pawleys Island and Georgetown, as early as the age of 2 with his “Granny” Eunice Price. He would carry her a fishing pole, before he could speak, to let her know he wanted to go fishing. He worked on fishing charter boats during the summers, and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2001. Later, he became a pioneer in the fishing industry.
While he was enjoying success trout fishing with rattling floats, he noticed the ‘fixed-length’ leader on these floats did not allow adjustment for tidal fluctuations. It was then that Ferdon invented the ‘Lowcountry Lightning’ rattling float; a business that he grew and later sold to Bett’s Tackle Company. This led to his radio name “Cork” used by the other inshore fishing guides.
Ferdon acquired his captain license at the age of 23 where he became the vessel operator for Georgetown Harbor Pilots, and later went on to become partner in Sea Tow Georgetown. Through 12 years of growing the business and rescuing 1,000’s of boaters, Ferdon successfully sold the franchise. Ferdon moved on to become Regional Sales Manager for Garmin Marine, growing the Gulf region by
80% over two years.
Finally, Ferdon returned to his passion for fishing in Georgetown, SC; and he wants to share it with you. He offers safe, family-friendly adventures on the waters of Winyah Bay. Looking for fishing guides while visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Contact him today for an experience that you and yours are sure to enjoy.
Harvest Moon Charters
We chose the name ‘Harvest Moon’ with regard to multiple references. Lunar phases have an impact on fishing, tidal phases and heights, light conditions, and…even human behavior haha!
The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox, usually occurring in late September. It is at this point that the moon rises closest to sunset, thus providing enough twilight and moonlight in the evening to complete the harvest.
There is also historical significance surrounding the ‘Harvest Moon’ shipwreck in Winyah Bay. The Harvest Moon was a steam powered gunboat commissioned by the Union to blockade the Confederacy during the War of Northern Aggression. She sunk during March of 1865 after striking a Confederate placed mine. Her smoke stack can be seen on tours when fishing Georgetown, SC.
Let's Go Fishing!
You work hard, and your time on the water is limited. Come let us find the fish and provide everything you need to make the most of it. Georgetown's Winyah Bay is the best kept secret for inshore fishing in South Carolina.
Inshore fishing charters for some of South Carolina's most sought after inshore game fish.
Just a short ride form shore, there are big fish to be had. Kingfish, cobia, mackerel, sharks, and more.
South Carolina's biggest secret is our amazing tarpon fishing charters! Come catch the fish of a lifetime!
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