Summer 2014

                                                                                                    Summer 2014

The creeks are full of bait and the water temperature is steady in the mid 80's.  We have been catching Redfish next to structure that is close to deeper water as well as in the shade under floating docks. They are also actively eating in the grass during flood tides.  My routine has been to fish for Trout when the current is moving and the tide level is at mid tide or higher.  Floats, live bait and artificials are all producing. 







Late May 2014

                                                                                Late May, 2014

Overall the fishing on the Wando is good and should get more consistent as we move into summer.  The water temperature is in the mid to upper 70's and the bait is beginning to show up in the creeks in more numbers.  With the exception of some windy spring days, the weather is nice.

Sea Trout fishing is good.  Spring and early summer are a great time to cast topwater lures at dusk and dawn.  I like the Spook  Jr.  Soft plastics, suspending lures and live bait are all good choices during the day.


The Redfish bite is strong.  They will be found during low to mid tide around riprap, oyster banks and pilings.  Live bait or most any ZMAN soft plastic will work.  The Reds are also moving to the grass during the flood tides.  Artificial lures on spinning gear as well as fly fishing are fun ways to target Reds in less than a foot of water
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Spring 2014

                                                                                   Spring 2014, FINALLY!

What has been one of the craziest winters since i have been in Charleston is finally relenting and spring is in the air. The water temperature is still in the mid 50's, but will be jumping up soon and along with it will come the spring trout and flounder bite.  Redfish schools are beginning to break up as they move off the flats in search of food and it wont be long until they are tailing in the grass...probably by the next flood tide.  Spring is the beginning of consistently good fishing in the low country with many different ways to target fish.  

A few recent pics...







Winter 2014



                                                                                             Winter 2014



The water temperature is now in the lower 50's and the Reds are grouped up on the low tide flats around creek mouths and oyster banks.  As the tide flows in they will move up closer to the grass line.  On my trips we have been sight casting to the schools using Z-MAN paddle tails on a keel weighted hook and live or cut bait on a 1/8oz. jig head.  With the artificials, the slower retrieve the better.  There are still some Reds to be caught around the docks.  I have been focusing on the ones with shallower water.









Fall 2013

                                                                                                    Fall 2013

The water temperature has cooled down to the mid 70's and the creeks are full of bait.  The Trout bite is starting to pick up and it should be a great fall season.  I am catching them with hard and soft plastics.  The Redfish are still concentrating around structure during the lower tides and tailing in the grass during the flood tides.  Live finger mullet and shrimp are working around docks and oyster banks and then I have been casting jerk shads rigged on a flutter hook to them in the grass.






  

June and July, 2013

                                                              June and July, 2013

Fishing the last couple months has been great, despite the nearly record rainfall and persistent wind.  I have settled into a general summer routine for my charters:  Casting to structure with live bait and Z-MAN plastics for Redfish around low tide as well as sight casting to them on the shallow flats.  Once the tide starts moving in I have been fishing grass lines and current rips for Trout and Reds with artificials or a float.  The topwater bite has been good around sunset and sunrise and the tailing Redfish are everywhere during the flood tides...picky eaters as usual.  Pretty work Scott and Josh Isaack doubling up on these Reds...




Out with Spring, in with Summer!

                                                  Out with Spring, in with Summer!

     Finally the wind has laid down, the water is in the upper 70's and the fishing is consistently good.  The Reds have been tailing in the grass during the flood tides since early April.  Now that the bait is beginning to show up, the Trout and Reds are displaying their typical behavior for this time of year...most importantly eating.  Here are a few pictures: