A perfect sidearm cast sent a Chatterbait toward the tree-lined bank, and just before the lure snagged in the low-hanging branches, it hit the surface, then skipped several times like a stone, before sinking close to the bank. As soon as he had engaged the reel, but before he actually started reeling, Drew Gregory set the hook. His rod bowed and he began reeling, fast. In a few seconds, a disturbance on the surface sent water splashing onto Gregory’s face as the largemouth bass made a run, letting him know this fight wasn’t over.
Bass fishing in June. Does it get any better? You hit your favorite fishing spot armed with crankbaits, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits; you’re ready to go on a spot you’ve been staying up nights dreaming about. You get there, and you’re surprised at how different it looks from a month ago. What the .... ? Lily pads! Weeds! Everywhere! Well, the crankbaits are useless here. Spinnerbaits, iffy. Topwater baits, out of the question.
As June arrives, the amount of daylight available for South Carolina fishermen
As the first day of June arrives, the amount of daylight available for South Carolina anglers to chase fish keeps increasing until summer begins on June 21. It’s a time when flounder fishing reaches its pinnacle along South Carolina’s coast, and the waters flowing through Murrells Inlet offer a premium opportunity to land a stringer full of flatties.
Last year’s cobia season, which has been the main focus of fishing action during May and June on the Broad River near Beaufort, was a bust. Last year, the fish just weren’t there, so far fewer boats were anchored, dangling chum bags over baited rigs or slowly cruising the river looking for the brown beasts floating by on the surface.
Short of watching a bobber dance before it zooms beneath the water’s surface, the feel of a weight holding tight to the bottom and a solid series of thumps is probably one of the most cherished fishing moments many of us have. Like watching the bobber, bottom-fishing for saltwater panfish is a lot of fun, very productive, and easier to do right off the beach than most people realize.
Among the hottest, fastest-paced and most-diverse bream fishing any South Carolina angler could dream of can be found on the Santee River. Fishermen can use one of a handful of different strategies in June: drifting, casting to targets while floating or fishing bream beds. It’s also a hotbed for plenty of different bream species: bluegill, shellcracker redbreast, warmouth and others.
Redfish are invading the coast, and waterways like the Santee River are packed with bream. Learn how to load the boat, no matter what species you settle on.