My charter fishing trips in Charleston were exciting this week as warm waters and plenty of bait gave anglers the opportunity to boat a variety of fish. With water temperatures in the high 70’s the fish are hungry and there is literally something for anglers of any skill level to target all day long. If you like to cast artificials I have a tackle box full of DOA and Z-Man lures that are drawing aggressive strikes from Reds, Trout, Flounder and the acrobatic Ladyfish. If live or cut bait is your thing hold on to your rod and get ready to do battle with Sharks, Bluefish, Trout, Reds and Flounder. The creeks are now full of Menhaden, Mullet and Shrimp, so a few quick throws of the cast net and a stop by the crab pot and you should be loaded up and ready to go. Tackle wise remember that we have our “summer” water here now, meaning it has some color to it and is not as clear as in the winter months. This is when I up size my flourocarbon leaders from 10 lb to 20 lb test on my casting rods and 30 lb test on my dock fishing rods. With all the toothy fish back in town you want to land every bite you get and a little extra strength in your gear will help. This weeks tides look fantastic for some great fishing. Gear up at your favorite tackle shop or give me a call or send me an email to get on my calendar. Let’s go fishing!
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