Speckled Seatrout in Charleston, SC

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.

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/magazine/pubs/novdec2009/seatrout.html

The Redfish are Biting

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.