Summer conditions have prevailed the last few weeks as windows of opportunities present themselves to anglers on a daily basis. The early morning topwater bite continues to produce explosive hits from Trout and Redfish. Grass lines, docks and oyster beds are holding Trout, Redfish, Flounder and bluefish. Popping corks with shrimp or minnows will help you put some fish in the boat. Remember to rig a few rods with cork leaders set to different lengths. If you prefer artificials try the DOA CAL series baits or Z-Man paddle tails on a 1/4 oz jig head. Vary your retrieve and present your baits at different depths until you get bit, then repeat the process again.
Sharks and big Bull Redfish continue to prowl the deep water by sandbars, channels and inlets. Blue crab, large cut mullet and fresh Menhaden are producing the most fish. Present your bait on a Carolina rig with a 5 to 7 size circle hook and a 20 inch flourocarbon leader. I use 40 to 80 lb leader depending on the structure I’m fishing. Make sure your bait is on the bottom and set your rod in a rod holder. The screaming drag will let you know when it’s time to grab the rod! Visit your local tackle shop to get the latest information on whats working best and they will make sure you have the right gear to get the job done. To book a charter or ask a question just give me a call at 843-696-4231.
Captain Kevin Blair