Fishing Classes & Seminars — November 2016


You and Your Dog Ready for Ducks by Oliver Burnam of Haddrell’s Point Tackle

  • November 7 at 6:00pm (Mount Pleasant location)
  • Join former professional retriever trainer Oliver Burnam for tips and techniques on preparing your retriever for the upcoming duck season. We will go over:
  • Basic obedience in and out of the duck blind.
  • Conditioning your retriever before season.
  • Do’s and Don’ts while using an E-Collar
  • Using retriever dog blinds and stands
  • RSVP to or 843.881.3644
  • View the flyer for this event.

Video: Full Service Reel Repair Demonstration

Steve Baysinger of Haddrell’s Point Tackle, has over 20 years of experience cleaning and repairing rods and reels throughout the Lowcountry and the United States. Watch as Steve masterfully completes a full service repair on a Penn spinning reel. Visit our Repairs page on our website for more information and tips.

Haddrell’s Point Fishing Report: October 3, 2016

Even with the arrival of the heat of the summer, fishing has continued to be quite productive. By leaving first thing in the morning, anglers will tilt the odds in their favor. Once on the water, fishermen will have no shortage of options whether it is stalking redfish on the flats or chasing some of the big toothy critters in the middle of the harbor.

Redfish have been making short work of any well placed bait. Use your cast net to grab some finger mullet or menhaden and head for structures like docks and rock groins. We’ve been fishing these live baits on carolina rigs with a 3/0 circle hook. It’s important that you use a weight heavy enough to hold the bait stationary or your rig will tumble along the bottom until it snags.

As for trout, nothing new here. Popping corks remain the way to go. Surprisingly, we’ve had better luck with mud minnows under corks than with shrimp. It usually has been the other way around. If little fish keep stealing your live shrimp, switch over to a D.O.A. 3” artificial shrimp. Their Glow/Gold Rush Belly color has been quite effective.

Anglers fishing for flounder have been reporting good success. Try fishing finger mullet along the bottom around the same structures mentioned above. When you think you have a bite try to wait a few seconds (if you can) before setting the hook. We’ve been picking up quite a few flounder with mud minnows under a popping cork as well.

Fly fishing has been interesting. We have been finding larger schools of redfish on the flats at low tide. However, they have been eating the best on high flood tides when often cruising alone or with just a few other fish. Spoon flies in copper and gold have been the way to go. Make sure that your flies have a good weed guard so you don’t get hung up in the grass.

See you on the water!

Capt. Geoff Bennett operates Charleston Charter Fishing providing light tackle and fly fishing charters. Clients choose from a full menu of fly rods, artificial and live bait fishing options with charters tailored to their desires. USCG licensed and insured, Capt. Bennett is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable charter to anglers of all skill levels and ages. For more information, call Capt. Bennett at 843-324-3332, visit his website at or email him at

Best Sporting Goods Store: Charleston’s Choice Winner 2016

A big thank you to all of our fans that voted Haddrell’s Point Tackle the best Sporting Goods Store in the Post and Courier’s Charleston’s Choice Awards 2016. For the past 33 years, our customers have always been our focus. Thank you for making us yours!

The rest of the Charleston’s Choice Winners will be recognized in a special ceremony tomorrow, September 29. For more information, contact Sarah Daily at, or 843.958.7395, or visit:

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