South Carolina Fishing Reports
Fall is here and all things outdoors are in full swing. Whether you enjoy hunting, fishing, or shrimping, fall offers it all. The bait is thick , shrimp are full grown and that nip in the air puts the fish in feed mode. Fall brings cooler water temperatures triggering game fish like REDFISH and SPECKLED SEA TROUT Speckled Sea Trout to gorge themselves. I have been guiding clients from Pawleys Island South to McCellanville SC.
Speckled Sea Trout and Big Red Drum Fishing Report
Big fall run trout have been ravenous striking anything in there path. Large trout are suckers for surface plugs and suspending lures. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to target trophy trout on warmer fall days. Big Bull Drum have moved into the inlets bays and tidal zones to feed. These large breeding stoke of fish can caught with live and cut baits in deep water channels and passes. My preferred method of catching these giants is casting 2 oz buck-tail jigs tipped with a Hogy Lures and drifting them trough strike zones. This fall, with the tragic flood event, fishing has been dynamic. The inlets, sand bars and beaches have changed dramatically. We have been studying the tides and looking for clean water with high salinity. Local rivers are very high and continue to drain fresh water into our bays. With that said, we have had some beautiful weather and great days on the water fishing around Georgetown’s Winyah Bay, Santee Delta and the North Inlet Reserve. Seeing schooling Bull Drum, and trout in great numbers. If you’re targeting big Bull Drum please handle them with care as they are the future of our fishery. Whatever you find yourself doing this fall I hope you’re enjoying the best time of year here in South Carolina! For more South Carolina Fishing Reports check the Captain’s Blog
Till next tide