Leslie Redding is a proud guide at Live Oak Plantation. Redding is a Hahira native and has been guiding for 1 1/2 years at Live Oak. Whether it's guiding for Live Oak or fishing at his own leisurely time, you can find him on the water on his bass ranger boat. Redding has been tournament fishing and guiding for over 35 years, where he has won many tournaments along with angler of the year and big bass awards. 

Starting his day on the water, Redding first picks his clients up from the lodge and makes sure they have all their equipment and tackle ready! When fishing at Live Oak, Redding personally likes to use plastic worms, Rapala crankbaits, jerkbaits, super flukes and frogs. 

“Fishing is one of my favorite things to do, but when guiding it's a different story,” said Redding. “What gets me excited the most is seeing the client catch their personal best and being able to show people the ins and outs of fishing when it's their first time on the water.”