Great weekend in Georgetown (17-19th). Redfish bite was hot. Caught them all on the bank or in tight tight creeks on a falling tide. Cap'n Dave from south west Florida could not believe how big the fish were stacked up in the creeks. Good times!
Captain Jim Dodge the Charleston Fishing Guide has been catching HUGE redfish in the Charleston Harbor. When the water is dumping out of the harbor, he places his cut mullet baits on the bottom and waits for the tell tale drag pull of a monster redfish. These fish are regularly over 40 inches and can fight heavy tackle for a good battle. It takes stout tackle to battle these large specimens in.... Read More
Team REEL INTENSE takes THIRD in the Mount Pleasant Waterworks Annual Inshore Slam. Led by the Captain Kevin Peagler, mates Tom Kohler and Brian Carroll round out the team. They fished hard to put a 20 Inch Black Drum, 19 Inch Sheepshead, and a 17 inch trout in the mix. The tournament is based on aggregate length of 5 species.
My latest trick for redfish in the shallows. Sneaking into the spot with a soft paddle stroke and slowly dropping the anchor on the shells. I cast the DOA into the shell bed and simply twitch the lure ever so slightly. The redfish swirl on the bait and pick it up without having to cast and drag. :) Seems to be working fairly consistently.
Give it a shot next time you are out. I lose less.... Read More
These are two nice red's my buddy TJ Gray caught two weeks ago in the Cooper river. We were trolling the banks fishing with mud minnows. The tide was high going low and we caught several reds that day along with a few trout and flounder
Chris Pounder, manager of the Mt. Pleasant Pier, said, “The water seems to be clearing up (from all the rain), and the red and flounder bite is picking up.”
Recently, anglers have caught several reds ranging from 30-35 inches off the pier. Pounder said, “The best bet to land a red is to target the edge of the marsh grass on the last two-three hours of the outgoing tide.” The reds are.... Read More
While fishing with my father-in-law Al Roberds near Kiawah Island we landed this once in a lifetime trout. She measured 28 1/4 inches and weighed in at 8 pounds. She was caught using cut bait on July 29, 2007. What a day indeed!
I have been working on my YAK for some inshore excursions. I think that I have it all on board. Anyone have any tips or tricks for making things easier ? I am currently throwing a 7 foot net from a seated position and its tough.
Send me some pics of your rig:
South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative Brian M. Carroll Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Fishing was good once again. Found some Reds in very shallow water. They were tailing. I managed to sneak up on a couple of them and luckily the camera was on when one of them attacked. Had the wind pushing from behind with a small island of dead grass in front of me. One of the fish was facing the opposite way and allowed me to get real close without spooking him.... The other Redfish hit.... Read More
The sea trout bite is hot in the Georgetown area, especially in the Mud Bay and Winyah Bay areas. The early morning bite is good with topwater lures like Heddon Saltwater Spooks and Sebile Ghost Walkers.
As the morning bite wanes, anglers are switching to soft plastics like DOA Shrimp and Vudu Shrimp.
Popular colors for both the topwater and soft plastic lures include chartreuse.... Read More
The 2013 Oakley Redfish Tour visited the second stop this past weekend with the Charleston Open. A field of 43 teams were met with tough conditions as early morning storms made fishing difficult. St John’s Yacht Harbor played host on Friday evening for the Captains Meeting that included a huge spread and all the good.... Read More
Great day on the reds in Winyah Bay. Throwing crabs the whole time on outgoing tide. Ended up landing 15 over slot. Largest was 35'. Caught a good trout and a couple of slotters for dinner. Back to the dock by noon. Awesome day on the water.
Had a chance to sneak out Sunday morning so I dunked the Wilderness 14.5 in the river and paddled down to a spot that I have been told holds some trout. With a couple 5 inch mullet in the bucket, I sent the first one into the spot. It was only a minute or two and the Cajun Thunder jerked rapidly and dropped below the surface. At first I thought.... Read More
“Because of recent rains, there is a lot of fresh water out there, and the fish are deeper,” reported Capt. John Koonce of Shoal Bandit Charters of Charleston.“The trout bite is pretty good, and the reds are at the jetties.” Fishing outside the rip, Capt. John is having good luck fishing for trout with a ˝ ounce jig head with a Z-Man grub in blue crab and using a 3-4 feet leader.These fish.... Read More
Redfish Limits by 8:15 Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Charlie’s Crew. Again with the weather threating we headed into the marsh for some RED FISH action. First stop and 8 REDS, 2 TROUT and 3 DRUM. Second stop and another 12 reds to finish off their Limit. With the weather getting bad everyone decided to head to the dock. The action in Hopedale and Black bay are heating up fast. I.... Read More
Redfish Action!!!!!!!! Sunday I again had Greg and his crew from Baton Rouge and Alabama. With the winds and bad weather threating they decided to stay close for some more Redfish action. After a short run we made our first stop. BAM!!! Redfish after Redfish along with a good mixture of Drums. THEN the weather took a turn for the worst. After returning to the dock for almost 2 hours the rain.... Read More
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