Winter is a great time to fish and explore South Carolina’s Marshes
Winter fishing report for Pawleys Island. Crystal clear water coupled with an abundance of migratory shore birds and wildlife makes for some beautiful sights. The fishing can be great with the right weather. Redfish are gathered into schools making them easy targets. Our approach is simple, quietly poling shore lines and shallow creeks, casting small flies and lures. We are looking for laid up and cursing fish. The past month we have patterned most fish hanging in deeper pockets just off of shallow bars. The blast of cold South Carolina experienced this year hurt our speckled sea trout fishing but I’m hoping to see more trout as the water warms. Due to the extreme cold and reports of stunned and dead trout reported SCDNR has asked anglers to practice Catch and Release on trout till this fall.
Come mid April Redfish will begin breaking out of the winter schools and start feeding primarily on blue crabs as they begin the molting process. The first push of warmer water will kick off FLOUNDER and SEA TROUT FISHING. Spring is just around the corner which means we will be in full swing within the next few weeks. If you are planning on booking a chartered fishing trip call ahead as the best days and tides are filling up. Here’s to warm weather, longer days and tight lines.
Captain Jeff Lattig