I had the pleasure of fishing with Katie and her family this past week while they where visiting the Isle of Palms. This young lady could do it all from redfish and flounder to this nice speckled sea trout, it was a great day fishing the Charleston Harbor and surrounding flats and estuaries.
Charleston Fishing Lessons
Teaching locals how to fish Charleston waters is one of my favorite charters to run. Unfortunately, I rarely ever remember to take pictures when I take them fishing. Last weekend I spent the morning showing Adam, a Mt Pleasant resident, how to catch bait and where to find redfish when the weather heats up. Adam has gone on at least a dozen fishing charters or “classes” since our first trip last October and this is the first photo I’ve ever taken.
How to catch big redfish in Charleston
The whole family was in town for Easter so what do you do? Take six children fishing off the dock. Everyone having fun and catching sheepshead as we watch the boats go up and down all day
SC Department of Natural Resources recently published an article that’s loaded with quality information about seatrout or speckled trout fishing in the Charleston area. Learn how to catch specks from local Charleston anglers with years of all season fishing experience. Most inshore and flats fishing charter captains will be glad to show you their favorite trout spots and how to catch them using fly tackle or artificial lures.
Redfish Action Returns as Shallow Waters Warm
The water temperature in the intracostal waterway between Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms has been above 60 degrees for the past 10 days. I’ve run early morning and afternoon fishing charters for the past week and the redfish bite has been improving every day.
Finding redfish during spring months is half the battle. Redfish eating habits have been a bit finicky. I pushed into a school of hundreds of reds and threw everything at them – live minows, crab, soft plastics, top water lures, the whole tackle box – and not a single bite! While stalking redfish this week I saw multiple schools of shrimp, blue crab and mullet so reds have a diverse menu.