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Lewis G. Brownlee

Lewis G. Brownlee

Lewis G. Brownlee (Elgeebee) is a native South Carolinian, and avid outdoorsman.  He is the president of the "Lowcountry Kayak Anglers" club in Charleston, SC.

My Reviews

Stohlquist "Fisherman" PFD
"The Stohlquist Fisherman vest was my second kayaking vest purchase, and I bought it for the pockets and storage that it offered. The Fisherman has very nice front pockets. When you open them up, the pocket covers are rather rigid, and can act as a small work area to hold hooks, split-shot, and pliers. The high-back of the Fisherman vest is great for back comfort while fishing - it shouldn't bind against the backrest of your kayak..."
Cherry Point Landing
"Cherry Point Landing offers access to Bohicket Creek, and the lower Edisto River. Bohicket Creek can get busy with boat traffic during the peak times of spring/summer."
Power-Pole "Micro Anchor"
"I have had a chance to use my new Power-Pole Micro unit, and I could tell when I pushed the button the first time, that it would change things for my fishing. The ability to drop a 8.5" pole down silently, hands free, and bring my kayak to a stop and hold position while fishing is a answered prayer. Often, wind and momentum would carry my kayak in too close to structure while fishing. This momentum, and..."
YakAttack "VISIcarbon Pro"
"The YakAttack VISIcarbon Pro is essential gear for the recreational paddler or kayak angler. The VISIcarbon Pro comes in many different mounting configurations. I have used the Mighty Mount as well as the Scotty base for mounting the VISIcarbon Pro to my kayaks. Both have served me well. The VISIcarbon Pro takes care of your visibility needs during the day and night, with a bright flag and reflective tape and a 360-degree light that runs off..."
Columbia "Performance Fishing Gear" (PFG)
"Columbia PFG clothing are great products that offer protection and comfort on and off the water. The PFG line of long-sleeve, vented dress-type shirts are comfortable to wear on the kayak, as well as sharp enough to wear out on the town. The fabric of the PFG's are quick drying, and the vents on the back of the shirt keep you cool. After many washes, the fabric of my PFG's look like they just came off the..."
Hobie "Pro Angler 14"
"The Hobie Pro Angler 14 is an awesome fishing platform! Remarkable stability, gear storage, a top-quality seat, and overall ease of rigging makes this boat shine. Stability - I was standing within minutes of first launching the Pro Angler. Not only can I stand and fish, but I was able to throw my cast-net confidently...I like the ability to stand and sight fish, and so far the PA hasn't disappointed. Storage - The Pro Angler 14..."

Latest Articles

Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

Sheepshead Fishing Tips

The sheepshead is a confounding species to the new angler. These master thieves can strip a hook bare in seconds - and leave you with not only stolen bait, but also robbing you of patience! Here are a few tips for catching the wily sheepshead.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Kayak Shad Fishing

It seems to start around mid-January: the urge to take the kayak up to my local river and catch some migrating shad. They are fun to catch, providing awesome rod-bending action and the occasional aerial display. Also, I can keep some shad for the freezer, eventually using them as cut-bait for catching catfish and red drum.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00

Fall Fishing is On Fire!

Fall Bite is On! Here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, the fall fishing season is in full-swing. Falling water temperatures have set the inshore species, such as redfish and trout, into a feeding frenzy as they bulk up for the colder winter months.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Williamsburg County's Hidden Gem

Tucked away in South Carolina’s Williamsburg County are a number of hidden gems for kayak anglers – the oxbow lakes and ponds of Wee Tee State Forest. 

Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00

Bumping for Catfish

Catfish is a great species to target in your kayak. One technique I picked up in my years of fishing was something I call “bumping”, and I have found it to be very effective in the canals and rivers that make up the Santee Cooper system. 

Sunday, 31 March 2013 17:29

Easter Shad Fishing

Heading to the dam in my Hobie Outback

Easter morning I packed up the Outback and gear, and drove to Moncks Corner, SC for a little shad fishing on the Tailrace Canal.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:27

Waders for Winter Fishing

Fishing behind Edisto Island

I have incorporated waders into my fishing outfit, for these colder winter months...

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 05:52

Trout Bite is On!

This past Sunday was our local kayak club's monthly "Meet and Fish".  Approximately 10 kayak anglers launched at Bushy Park to do a little fishing.  It didn't take too long to realize that the trout bite was at full-speed.

Folks were catching them like crazy.  There were a few reports of trout exceeding 18" being caught.  I hooked two over 14" myself, with a total of five for the day.

Elgeebee's Trout

All techniques seemed to pay off...popping corks with DOA shrimp, popping corks with live bait, plastics on jigs, trolling, etc.

It was a great day, and even though the reds and flounder didn't make an appearance for me, the trout fishing more than made up for it.  I can't wait to get out there again...

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:08

Elgeebee's Boondoggle

I had an opportunity to go up the coast to Virginia Beach, for the second-annual Columbus Day Boondoggle - which was organized by Yakangler and Kayak Fishing Radio.  It wasn't a tournament or anything serious - just a chance to meet with other kayak anglers and fish!

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 22:22

Getting Set to Boondoggle

I am ready to "Boondoggle" - a weekend of fun, fishing, and fellowship with other kayak anglers.

This is 'technically' my first Boondoggle, as far as traveling goes.  The first one I had experienced was here in my hometown of Charleston.  I didn't get to go to Chokoloskee, so I made a promise to myself to go to the next one - wherever it may be held.

The people make the Boondoggle.  At the Charleston Boondoggle, it was good to finally put faces to user ID's - the fact that they were a friendly-lot made it easy to be comfortable around them.  I have discovered that kayak fishing folks are a very easy-going bunch and welcome newcomers with open arms - one thing I love about this sport.

I look forward to meeting you all this weekend in Virginia!  Let the Boondoggle commence...

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