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Scott’s Fishing Report — October 14, 2014

 

 

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Inshore:

It’s flat wide open for some flatfish right now! The local flounder bite has exploded the past couple weeks, with numerous reports of 15-25 fish per trip and some quality size as well. Live minnows or live mullet fished behind a Zman FlatZ jig have been slaying the flounder in 3-6ft of water along rock banks and creek mouths with a hard bottom. Trout numbers continue to be on the increase as anglers report back some decent reports of catching trout by slow trolling grubs (Trout Trick) for them, as well as some solid topwater action early in the mornings producing some large trout. Sheepshead are also starting to turn on fire, with great reports from inshore bridge pilings and the jetties using fiddler crabs and even live shrimp under a small float. Shrimping season continues to be under way with solid reports coming from St Helena sound as well as crab bank in the harbor.

Offshore:

Some beautiful weather recently has allowed numerous boats to slip out in the past week and get some trolling in, with boats like the Summer Girl slaying great numbers of wahoo and numerous sails and even a couple blues being caught as well. Blackfin tuna are just starting to show back up along the ledge as well. Bottom fishing in 70-100ft continues to produce some large triggers and b-liners with some fair numbers of grouper being caught in the same depths using live pinfish and vertical style jigs.

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

Scott’s Fishing Report — September 26, 2014

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Inshore:

While the past week and a half has consisted of almost non-stop rainy conditions, do not let that fool you into thinking it has slowed down the inshore bite here in the lowcountry. Steady rain and cooler temps have dropped the water temps inshore considerably, and thus turning on a solid trout bite recently. Trout have been holding good in 4-6ft of water along shell rakes and creek mouths, and while live baits are certainly a go-to, many anglers have been having great success throwing a Savage Gear shrimp or a DOA shrimp to the trout. Surf fishing continues to be on the upswing as we hear more and more reports of large bull reds being caught using cut mullet in the surf, in addition to plenty of sharks still and some black drum. Shrimping season is hitting full swing and we are hearing many moderate to good reports on shrimp numbers coming in from the harbor and st Helena sound.

Offshore:

Wind and rain has made it tough lately to try and sneak out on the big pond, but those that have made the trip have reported back some great bottom fishing in 70-100ft of water for triggerfish, b-liners, sea bass, and the occasional grouper. While we have not received very many trolling reports the past week, the couple reports we did get reported back a strong wahoo bite from 140-250ft and a handful of sails being found around 400ft.

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

Scott’s Fishing Report — September 8, 2014

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Inshore:

September brings a lot more than just college football to the table, especially here in the lowcountry. Shrimping season is set to start on the 12th, a great flounder bite is still going on, and the mullet run is very close to hitting its swing meaning the tarpon and bull reds will be on fire very soon! Flounder are still being found in solid numbers around the inlets and along rock piles using live minnows tipped on a Zman FlatZ jig. Trout are starting to finally produce some better numbers, though many of the fish are smaller juveniles this time of year. Reds have produced some awesome tailing reports from up in the grass on the current big moon tides using Zman Pop Shadz and GULP jerkshads. For tarpon, try fishing large live mullet or menhaden near the tips of the Charleston jetties and in between sandbars located around our ocean inlets and hold on!

Offshore:

Trolling reports the past week have indicated a surge in the wahoo bite offshore, with best numbers coming in from 130-250ft of water, though several nice hoos were reported from as shallow as 90ft. Decent numbers of sailfish have still been hanging around in 200-400ft, and the kings are being found in 50-80ft of water. Bottom fishing continues to produce some HUGE triggerfish and quality b-liners, with the better reports coming in from 75-90ft of water using cigar minnows and cut squid and jigging butterfly style jigs for grouper.

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

Fishing Classes & Seminars — October 2014

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Fly Tying Class by Simon Owens of Haddrell’s Point Tackle

  • October 7, at 6pm (West Ashley location)
  • Limited to 10 persons
  • FREE, please RSVP to shammond@haddrellspoint.com or or (843)573-3474

Fly Casting Class by Capt. Mike Able and Simon Owens

  • October 25, at 4pm (James Island County Park)
  • Learn from one of the best on some pointers for your bird dog as duck season approaches!
  • Cost is $30.
  • Register through shammond@haddrellspoint.com or     captmike@haddrellspoint.com

Dove and Duck Dog Seminar by Robert Garmany and the legendary ‘Shine’

  • October 28, at 6pm (West Ashley location)
  • Learn from one of the best on some pointers for your bird dog as duck season approaches!
  • FREE, please RSVP to shammond@haddrellspoint.com or or (843)573-3474

Scott’s Fishing Report — August 5, 2014

 

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Inshore:

The silver king reigns in August! Yep, tarpon have begun to show up in good numbers recently and have been taking large live mullet, live menhaden, and cut baits fished around the tips of the jetties and around our inlets. Bull reds continue to provide solid action around the grillage and jetties as well, with numbers of Spanish holding just out side the jetties and inlets on the tidelines as well. Early mornings have produced some solid topwater action on trout and reds in the river, and some BIG flounder have hit the scales recently as big as 9lbs that were caught along rock piles on live minnows, live mullet, and jerkshads.

Offshore:

While Red Snapper season was a huge success with some huge ARS being caught, just beacause Red Snapper are closed again does not mean that there is not still some excellent bottom fishing to be had. Solid numbers of grouper in 100ft have been found on live baits as well as butterfly style jigs and vermillions have been numerous in 80-90ft on squid and cigar minnows. The trolling side of things is still producing a handful of mid-sized wahoo along the ledge with the scattered dolphin thrown in the mix. Sailfish have been a little hit and miss, with the better reports coming from 350-450ft.

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