The trout fishing has been very consistent this summer, which makes for a wonderful trip for the youth anglers. You can really get your numbers up there, and if you add few large reds. You really have put something together youngsters will remember.
The redfish have been very active this spring. We are primarily bait fishing, using shrimp, mud minnows, menhaden, and finger mullet. The reds seem to still be a little spooky at low water, and difficult to catch on artificial. The trout, however, are feeding aggressively on artificial shrimp, and top water action. When fishing with the younger anglers, the trout don’t seem to mind a mud minnow.
Half-day charter – topwater trout at daybreak followed by 10 big reds. Can’t ask for a better introduction to Charleston fishing.
Charleston Double Play – Redfish and Topwater Trout
This morning’s fishing trip was a blast. The client was an experienced angler from the Netherlands who has fished all over the world and this morning was his first experience catching redfish in Charleston. We left Shem Creek around daybreak and spent a few hours catching seatrout with artificial lures – awesome topwater action. When the tide was right we moved to the ICW behind Isle of Palms and prepared for serious redfish action – an experience fishing guide doesn’t take a someone’s first experience catching redfish lightly! After poling around the flats and casting a variety of bait for an hour or so we found the spot. The pictures tell the story best.
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.