Captain Scott Owens

Captain Scott OwensCaptain Scott Owens is one of the most experienced and well respected guides here in Coastal Georgia and has been a key figure in pioneering shallow water sight fishing for redfish and tarpon.  He also continues to successfully guide clients to tarpon with the fly and has continued to put clients on fish other guides think impossible along the Georgia Coast. He offers a lifetime of experience in the fishing industry and over 2 decades professionally guiding clients FULL TIME. He has been featured on ESPN, The World Fishing Network (WFN), Fox Sports, Versus, The Outdoor Channel, Destination America, and Sun Sports for his achievements while guiding and fishing tournaments. Some of these include shows like, Flats Class TV with host C.A. Richardson, Wild Instinct Outdoors,  Capt. Blair Wiggins “Addictive Fishing”, Florida Sportsman Waterman TV, ESPN’s Saltwater Series, WFN Real Road Trips, and many others.

After growing up in St. Augustine Florida where he fished as a child and worked at a local tackle shop he moved to St. Simons Island Georgia over 35 years ago. Since ending a position as a very successful Account Executive in 2001 he has focused all his time on fishing and his clients. He has built and developed a very successful light tackle and fly fishing guide service and is known as the premier fly fishing and light tackle guide along the Georgia Coast.  Captain Scott Owens will provide you with a day on the water you will remember for the rest of your life.

Tournament
Captain Scott has donated his time for over a 9 years to be a part of charity tournaments such as the Golden Isles Red-Trout Celebrity Classic and The Savannah Redbone Celebrity Shootout, which help raise money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. He and his clients have won numerous awards in both tournaments in 2002- 2011 including Team Grand Champions 7 out of 9 years in The Golden Isles Tournament and Team Grand Champions 2 years they fished the Savannah Tournament in 2005, 2006, and 2008. In 2007 he and clients took home the gold in the 1st annual Golden Isles SuperFly fly fishing tournament ever held outside the Florida Keys. He and his clients continue to dominate this great cause with success and have set 2 records in the entire tournament series. One was when his anglers caught and released over 300 redfish and trout in the 2 day tournament and the other is the highest ever score by any team with over 24,000 points. Both records were broke by anglers Stiles Kellett and Ethan Staats in the 2008 and 2010 tournaments.

Captain Scott is also a professional redfish angler where he and his tournament partner, Captain Rob Aldridge, have dominated the field with several top 5 finishes and wins in. They won the Cabelas Team of the Year award for their success in the 2008 IFA Redfish series and have also competed in the Walmart FLW, HT Pro circuit, IFA, and ESPN’s Oh Boy O’berto pro redfish tournaments.

Travel
Captain Scott has spent an abundant time traveling abroad absorbing as much information on other fisheries as possible and uses these experiences and knowledge in his every day guiding here in the states. These places include central and South America, from the jungles of Bolivia fishing for Golden Dorado and Pacu to the offshore waters of Baja Mexico targeting striped marlin and mahi-mahi with fly rods. He also has fished all over the the Bahamas for bonefish, permit, and Tarpon.  He looks at every trip as a way to gain knowledge from other guides and fisheries to help improve his fishing techniques in his every day guiding business.

Publications
Captain Scott has been featured numerous times in the local news for his guiding achievements and has also been featured in national publications such as IGFA magazine, Garden and Gun Magazine, Elegant Island Living, Shallow Water Angler, Florida Sportsman, Georgia Outdoor News, The Redbone Journal, Salt Water Sportsman, Fly Fish in Salt Water, and Grey’s Sporting Journal.

He has written articles for Saltwater Sportsman, GON, The Redbone Journal, Elegant Island Living, and continues to write to bring awareness to anglers on fishing habitat, techniques, and most important conservation.

Sponsor
Captain Scott is endorsed by some of the leading companies in the industry. Islamorada Boatworks, Simrad Electronics,  St. Croix Rod Company, Shimano Fishing Reels, Seigler Fly Reels, Strike King Lures,  Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Gloomis Fly Rods, Power Pole, Chittum Skiffs, Simms, Smith Optics, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Patagonia, and E.P. Flies, all endorse Capt. Scott with their products to help make your trip a success.