Scott’s Fishing Report — March 24, 2015

 

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Inshore:

Similar to the past couple weeks, inshore water temps are hovering right around 60degrees…Meaning everything is teetering right on the edge of a great inshore bite. Shepshead are stirring around docks and rock piles in 8-15ft of water using live fiddler crabs and live shrimp. Reds have begun to disperse out of their large winter schools into smaller packs, and can be found hanging out under docks and creek mouths as well as still on the shallow water low tide flats. Live minnows, and Gulp baits rigged on an all new JNT jigheads are hard to beat for the reds. The past week has even seen our first decent trout reports of the season, including some pushing 5lbs…and this should only get better from now through May!

Offshore:

The season is here! Strong reports of wahoo, blackfin, and even some dolphin have all been coming to the dock in the past week. While the dolphin were all found way out the deep some 75+ miles offshore, the blackfin tuna and wahoo were found along the ledge in 150-250ft of water in areas such as the southwest banks, deli, and Edisto banks. The most recent catches sounded like the following….11 wahoo on a boat, another boat with 14 dolphin, and another boat that a few wahoo and 14 blackfin. Time to go! Bottom fishing in 60-90ft is still producing some quality black sea bass, as well as plenty of b-liners and the usual smorgasborg of porgies and such.

Scott Hammond
Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley
843-573-3474

Fishing Classes & Seminars — April 2015

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Haddrell’s Point Fly Casting Class by the Haddrell’s Point Crew

  • April 12, at 3:00pm (Mount Pleasant location)
  • Haddrell’s Point is putting on a fly casting class with local captains to either help get you started or help perfect what you are doing now.
  • Capt Mike Able and fellow fly fishing captains will be on hand to start with the basics and get you casting.
  • We will start with basics, get into casting, and end with some tips on how to actually fish the fly and helpful tips such as line management.
  • Class usually last about an hour and a half. Cost is $30 and must be paid in advance.
  • Class is limited to ten people. Please call the shop to sign up at 843.881.3644

Ballyhoo Rigging Seminar by Capt Joseph Allbritton off the boat ‘Billistic’

WindAlert and Marine Forecast Seminar by Tim Kent of Weatherflow Inc.

  • April 28, at 6pm (West Ashley location)
  • Essential to offshore fishing, weather forecasts and how to interpret them is of utmost importance.
  • Don’t miss this great opportunity to understand how to properly read a forecast, why the forecast is predicted to be what it is, what to expect from a forecast, and so much more.
  • One of the most informative topics we have ever covered, this seminar can benefit everyone!
  • Free of charge. Please RSVP to shammond@haddrellspoint.com or or (843)573-3474

Scott’s Fishing Report — March 9, 2015

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Inshore:

Several days of bright sunshine has had the redfish schools starting to chomp with regularity again! Along the shallow mud flats, sight casting a Savage Crab or live minnow to schooling redfish has proven deadly. Sheepshead continue to feed on live fiddler crabs, clams, and oysters fished around bridge pilings and rock piles in 10-20ft of water…and look for the bite to get better as this week progresses with water temps finally starting to climb some. A short drive inland and you can still find a strong shad bite in the tailrace canal, using small curltail grubs and a 1/6oz Zman jighead.

Offshore:

The time has come! Finally a beautiful string of good weather came into the lowcountry and allowed many to get out on the ocean. Finally starting to get in our first true trolling reports, as a good customer fished south along the ledge recently and caught 5 wahoo and a handful of blackfin tuna in the 150-300ft of water range. Bottom fishing in 60-80ft keeps on producing some great black sea bass for the grill, as well as plenty of porgies and b-liners. Closer to shore along our nearshore reefs, fishing with live fiddler crabs has produced some nice black drum and Sheepshead from the reefs located in 30-60ft of water.

Scott Hammond
Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley
843-573-3474

Scott’s Fishing Report — February 23, 2015

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Inshore:

While it may not really be an inshore report, I guess you could consider it an INLAND report as the Shad fishing in the tailrace canal has kicked into high gear with catch numbers from 20-50 fish the norm. 2” chartreuse curl tail grub and a 1/16 to 1/8oz jighead is all you need to have some easy fun. Back into the saltwater, the reds are still schooling in large numbers on the shallow flats ready to inhale and properly placed Zman StreakZ. Sheepshead are still hanging around bridge pilings and heavy structure in 10-25ft of water, with oysters being the bait of choice as of late.

Offshore:

Non-Stop strong winds have kept pretty much all boats inside safe harbor when it comes to offshore fishing the past week. However, history certainly tells us that if the wind will allow, there should be wahoo and blackfin tuna scattered along the ledge right now as well as strong bottom fishing closer to shore in 50-80ft of water.

Scott Hammond
Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley
843-573-3474