Since my last report, the fishing has been strong to say the least. Great catches of redfish, trout, flounder, ladyfish, spanish mackerel, tripletail, and sharks. Chumming up sharks and targeting them with artificial and fly has been a blast. Live baiting has been the most productive inshore with the plethora of menhaden, mullet, and shrimp in our estuary. Deeper structure has been effective on the hottest of days. Spanish have been all over the beachfronts and in the Charleston Harbor. Tripletail have made their annual arrival and have been a sucker for a live shrimp. Flounder have really started to move in, hanging along grass banks, rock piles, dock pilings, and oyster bars. Small menhaden or finger mullet is the bait of choice. The bull redfish have been around the jetties, nearshore wrecks, and further into the Charleston Harbor. Fresh cut shad, ladyfish, and bluefish have worked well. Ladyfish have been thick inshore. They are an exciting species that many overlook. While they may not be great on the plate, they provide drag screaming excitement with light tackle and fly. Tarpon are starting to make an appearance and we look forward to chasing them into the Fall.
Logan’s shark on Fly #marshwearclothing
Doubled up on Ladyfish!
Ben’s big red in the Flats!