Fishing in Charleston has been recovering well after a short but drastic cold spell in January. Deep Sea fishing charters at the nearshore reefs have been producing good size Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish Black Sea Bass and several other species. We have been using live and cut bait for most of the fish. We have also caught them on Bucktail jigs and large Z-man swim baits.
Inshore fishing charters have been good as we have been chasing schools of Redfish and connecting with them well most of the time. The Redfish have been biting live shrimp, mud minnows and smaller soft plastics made by Z-Man. We have been having good luck fishing everything slowly in water 1 to 4 ft deep. The big schools of Redfish are cruising the flats and can be caught using soft plastics, live shrimp and mud minnows and cut mullet. Many big redfish are being caught and we have had much of the water to ourselves. Just keep in mind the fish can be spooky and lethargic during cold spells but they will definitely still feed. The best thing to do is give them some room and watch how they react to your presentation. If they don’t hit the first bait you throw towards them try another. We recently had to back off our fish a few times and let them rest for 5 or 10 minutes before making another presentation and hooking up. The fish are here and biting and our short cold spells will soon give way to longer warm spells then, before you know it Spring will be here! There are plenty of good dates open but with Spring Break and summer vacation on everyone’s mind a lot of calls are coming in. Get you trips booked now to get the dates you want. You can reserve your date and make your reservation online here 24 hrs a day. Let’s go fishing!