Feels like Spring.
The highs were in the 80’s last week!!
Great color patterns
Some go to patterns for fall & winter Red Fishing here in Charleston SC. Sight fishing around the Isle of Palms area can be great during the fall, and winter months!
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.
Early April is typically a difficult time to catch redfish. I ran half a dozen trips out Isle of Palms Marina the first week of April. I fished different spots each charter and produced about the same results. The rising water temperatures are breaking up schools of reds found in shallow flats during the winter. Figuring out what they’re eating during seasonal transitions is challenging. Until the menhaden return to the Charleston Harbor (hopefully later this month) daily catches will vary. This time of year catching 6 or more big spottail bass on a half-day chater is a good day.
Isle of Palms Fishing Charter
Left the Isle of Palms marina before daybreak searching for redfish. Pressure from increased fishing activity this time of year leads to frequent early morning fishing charters depending on tides. We reached the skinny waters of Hamlin Sound in about 10 minutes. I pushed through the flats for a good 15 minutes before spotting some tailing fish. The first few fish were caught sight casting to schooling redfish with artificial lures but, live mullet was easily their preference. The bite turned on around 7:30 AM and the reels screamed until we ran out of bait and headed home for an early lunch.