Gator Trout Tournament 2016


Presented by: Haddrell’s Point Tackle
October 17th- November 13th

Registration Fee:

This is a four week tournament and the registration fee is $20.00 per week. Ten dollars from each angler will be used as prize money for that week. For example: If there are twenty anglers entering in one week, the winner will receive $200.00 for that week. The other ten dollars will go to the overall winner of the four week tournament. For example: If there are 100 anglers the prize money will be $1000.00

NOTE: When you register you are in the overall tournament, even if you only fish one week!

**You Must Register Prior To the Week You Plan To Fish!
Must register by closing of business Sunday!! All fishing weeks will start Monday and end that Sunday!

Anglers may fish other tournaments while participating in our tournament. Keep in mind that we will remove a fin from your fish once weighed by us. No Pond Fishing!!
The winner and prize money will be announced each Tuesday for the weekly tournament and the Tuesday following the overall tournament.

Anglers must follow all laws in accordance with State and Federal Laws.

The weigh-in must take place during regular business hours. Anglers can weight in during the week as many times as they wish. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in will win.

The weigh masters at Haddrell’s reserve the right to not weigh a fish based on the appearance of the fish.

The fish must be caught on rod and reel, cane pole, or hand line. Gigging is not allowed!

*Haddrell’s Point Tackle and Supply and its’ employees’ are not liable for any incidents or accidents during the tournament or thereafter.

Download the Gator Trout Tournament Registration Form.

Fishing Classes & Seminars — January 2017


Shallow Water Fishing Expo by the Haddrell’s Point

  • Saturday, January 21-22 at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • We are bringing you even more speakers, prizes, and seminars than last year’s successful event.
  • More details will be shared as we get closer to the event date.
  • Please tell all your friends and mark you calendars so you are sure not to miss out on this one-of-a-kind Expo in the Lowcountry.
  • Advance tickets can be purchased here:
  • Please call or email any further questions to (843) 881-3644 or

Haddrell’s Point Fishing Report: August 29, 2016


The perfect storm that makes fishing so great in the fall is about to begin. The combination of lower water temperatures, tons of bait and fewer fishermen on the water makes for fantastic conditions. The fact that cooler days will make fishing much more pleasant doesn’t hurt either!

Many different approaches will work this time of year and popping corks are a favorite. An angler can catch so many different types of fish: redfish, trout, flounder, ladyfish, shark etc. I use a weighted popping cork so I can increase the distance of my cast. Then I put an 18″-24″ fluorocarbon leader from the cork to a size 1 circle hook. Mud minnows, shrimp and artificial shrimp all work well as baits.

When focusing on redfish, we begin to use artificial lures as Fall approaches. Jerk shad lures paired with flutter hooks are my go-to option. Usually 4″-5″ in length, these lures imitate small baitfish. Flutter hooks have a weight on their shank that produces really great action. Try flutter hooks in size 3/0 with a 1/8oz. weight and lures in natural hues like silver and grey.

For trout, the topwater bite has been very strong first thing in the morning. I’ve tried lots of options but I overwhelmingly use Super Spook Jr’s. My favorite colors are black head/ chartreuse body and silver shad. Alternate your rate of retrieve until you find one that works. Don’t be surprised if every now and then a big redfish takes a swipe!

Ladyfish, a personal favorite, are more plentiful than any year I can recall. We’ve spent many charters watching ladyfish blow up balls of bait heading toward the boat. Toss a live mud minnow or shrimp in their path and get ready for some great action. These acrobatic fish are very entertaining as they fly through the air. While these fish will fade as the water cools, we should still have a few more weeks of activity.

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

Fishing Classes & Seminars — October 2016


Lowcountry Fishing 101 Seminar by the Haddrell’s Point Staff (West Ashley)

  • October 18 6:00pm
  • Come learn all the basics you need to get you started in fishing around the lowcountry waters! From fishing live baits to using artificials during the fall.
  • This class will surely give you the head start you need to be successful fishing in the lowcountry!
  • Please RSVP or ask any further questions to (843)573-3474 or

HPT Kids Fishing Rodeo! by the Haddrell’s Point Staff (West Ashley)

  • October 22 8:00am-11:00am
  • $30 per child, session limited to 15 kids under 16 years of age. Accompanying adult or Parent is included in fee.
  • Bait and tackle will be provided, however participants may bring gear of their own if they choose.
  • Location is a top secret and well stocked local pond! Directions available upon registering! Come out and allow us to help make a fishing memory your kid will not forget!
  • Session is limited to first 15 paid participants, please RSVP or ask any further questions to (843)573-3474 or

All About Artificials by Palmetto Boat Sales

  • October 25 6:30pm (Palmetto Boat Sales, Charleston)
  • Join the local pros, Ralph Phillips, Capt. Mike Able and Daniel Nussbaum for tips and techniques on how to fish artificial baits.
  • Coming from the guys who make the jig heads, make the baits, and all the guys who fish them join us for an educational hour of fishing talk.
  • These guys will dial you in to all of the need to knows!
  • Seminar is free of charge but please RSVP to:
  • View the flyer for this event.

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