It’s February and the water temperatures are still pretty low, but we are finally starting to see some warm days here in Charleston. With the warm weather comes a change in the water temps around Charleston, and especially the Isle of Palms area where I concentrate most of my angling. Right now the fishing is pretty spotty with spooky fish, and a slow approach is necessary. However my clients and I have been able to manage some successful days.
We had a break in the weather on 2/18/14 and I was able to put Randy and his wife Carol on several nice schools of Red Fish. Unfortunately the dolphins were all over the fish on the flats, so plan B on the ICW worked out well. This was Carol’s first time and she did a wonderful job landing several nice Reds.
I just wanted to thank everyone who made 2013 a successful and memorable year. Here are a few pictures from the 2013 Red Fishing, Speckled Sea Trout season out of the Isle Of Palms. 2014 is off to a great start, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again.
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.
Teaching locals how to fish Charleston waters is one of my favorite charters to run.
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.
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.
Finding redfish during spring months is half the battle.
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.