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Jaime Hough


Grill PRO 34
Favorite Hardwood HICKORY


Jamie is a native South Carolinian, an elite member of the Elite Red Fish Series, Captain and Founder of Red Fish Mafia fishing team, and owner of Flat Spot Charters in Charleston, SC. Jamie has always been a natural at fishing and excelled quickly. He loves the thrill of the catch, which has flowed into his successful fishing charter business where he guarantees each charter will reel in a big one, or their next trip is free. Capt. Hough has been featured on numerous TV shows and has several feature articles in publications such as Sport Fishing Magazine, SC Game and Fish, and SC Sportsman. Capt. Jamie loves the wood fired flavor, and he and his Red Fish Mafia team cook their daily catch on his Traeger XL.

Besides friends and family, there are very few things that get the ‘love' from me. I love going fast, fishing, and cooking! Mainly because they all lead to eating, which I REALLY love. A lot!

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Jamie's Favorite Recipes


Roasted Potato Poutine with Pulled Pork and Burnt Ends

There's not much that can top burnt ends, except for this dish. Wood-fired roasted potatoes are topped with sweet and salty burnt ends, melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, cheese curds and doused in a savory gravy.

8 hrs 16 Ingredients


BBQ Pulled Pork Cubano

Transform your kitchen into a Cuban lonchería with a Traeger take on this rustic sandwich.

60 mins 10 Ingredients


Smoked Shrimp and Grits

Create this classic Southern dishes using your Traeger. The sweet, smoky shrimp combined with creamy, savory grits, are a lowcountry match made in heaven.

30 mins 12 Ingredients


Slow Smoked and Roasted Prime Rib

Seasoned with simple herbs, then smoked and roasted to perfection on the Traeger, this winning prime rib recipe delivers every single time.

2 1/2 hrs - 4 hrs 5 Ingredients


Smoked Beet-Pickled Eggs

The vibrant color of beet-pickled eggs is a show stopper for your Easter table. This memorable appetizer has as much flavor as it does color.

30 mins 8 Ingredients





Tell us about your most memorable day on the water.


These are some Bryant Gumbel style questions. I feel like I'm on Real Sports and you're trying to make me cry! Lol. I've had a ton of outstanding days on the water in my 22 years offshore and inshore fishing. You'd think that my most memorable days would include tournament wins or big fish. And of course those are days that I'll never forget. But my most memorable days, the days I reflect on every now and then, include days spent with friends and family. Fishing with my wife Liza, my mom Shelby, and my dad George, are at the top of the list. Like taking my mom to catch her first tarpon in 1997 and her laughing so hard she peed her pants, or taking my dad to catch his first permit back in 1998. It happened to be a 40 pounder and my mom got a pic of him holding it and kissing me on the cheek. That was a great day. I also remember the last day I fished with my great friend Manny Perez. I recall every detail of that day. It was four days before he had an accident during a tournament and passed away. The last fish I caught with him is the only fish mounted on my wall. I made a perfect cast on a perfect 8.5 pound redfish. A real tourney winner type fish. When I got it in the boat, he said "that worked out pretty good for such a crappy cast" lol. I miss that dude so much.


Who do you credit with helping you most in your career, any mentors or people you look up to?


Too many to name. Mentors? Tons of them. All the guys at Bud N Mary's Marina. Alex Adler, Billy Wood, Scott Stanzyck, Dennis Bogan, Paul Ross, Alan Starr, Sam Milazzo, Kenny Spaulding and Benjido Eckblom to name a few. I fished some before I went down to Islamorada in 1996, but those guys molded me into an absolute machine! They are the reason I do more, go harder, know more, and work smarter than any other guide in town. They're the ones who turned me into a stone cold killer instead of just a fisherman! I owe them everything. But, I owe more to my wife Liza, who no matter what has always supported me. She has never given me a single breath of a hard time about traveling, buying boats, or parts for the boats or anything. She has been right by me, having my back, since day one! She's my "ride or die"!


For beginner fisherman what’s the one bit of advice you would give?


The best advice I could give a new fisherman is HAVE FUN! Don't let fishing for a living make you hate what was once your favorite thing to do. If you're trying to go pro, then my advice is to stay humble, keep your nose down, and your chin up! Don't let anybody tell you you're not good enough or can't do it. And don't burn bridges! If a sponsor doesn't work out, don't get pissed or upset. Tell them thank you for the opportunity and that you look forward to revisiting the idea in the future. Remember, you're lucky enough to even have the opportunity at all.