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Scott’s Fishing Report — July 21, 2014

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Go walk the dog! No seriously, get a few super spook jr topwater plugs and go walk the dog early in the morning along shell rakes and creek mouths for some explosive action from trout, ladyfish, bluefish, and reds all on topwater! The topwater bite has been good the past couple of weeks, and so has the flounder bite. Live minnows or a jerkshad fished near rock piles, creek mouths, as well as in sandy coves have been producing solid numbers of flounder and some good sized flatties as well. Reds continue to take cut mullet, live shrimp, and Zman Ultra ShrimpZ fished under docks at low tide and along the grass edges and shell rakes at higher water. Spanish are still schooling up tight along the tideline just off the front beaches, and the bonnethead sharks are around in big numbers willing and ready to take cut mullet and half of a blue crab.


Dredge season is here! Yep now is time to put the dredges in the water and tease up some great sailfish action. Reports of 2,4,and 5 sails a day have not been uncommon with many more “shots” being reported. A few dolphin are still being found here and there as well as some wahoo still hanging around in the warm water along the ledge. The recreational season for Red Snapper opened last weekend, is open this weekend, and is also open to the recreational angler Friday 7/25 and Saturday 7/26. Anglers bottom fishing the Red snapper season last weekend all found good numbers of snapper to fill their one/person limit, but more incredibly was the size of some of these snapper. 20-25# red snapper were common, with a handful even larger than that. Take advantage while the season is open!!!

Scott Hammond
Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley

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Boca Morris Pass Fly Fishing Club Tournament

Boca Morris Pass Fly Fishing Club Tournament


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July 25-27th

This is an open tournament so anyone and everyone is welcome to fish!

General Information:
Cost is $20.00 per angler. Register at either Haddrell’s location by end of business July 24th. Captain’s Meeting at Haddrell’s Point (Mt Pleasant only) on Wednesday July 23rd at 6:00pm. There will be a cookout and awards on Sunday starting at 5pm (please bring a side dish). Even if you cannot fish please join us for the cookout! We ask for a $10 donation to help with food costs. There will be more tournaments throughout the year. “Like” us on Facebook.


  • Tournaments emphasize “catch and release” philosophy. All fish must be measured “tip to tip” or “total length” with an accurate measuring device.

  • Results must be posted by 4:00pm on the last day of the tournament

  • All techniques must conform to generally accepted fly fishing customs

  • Minimum size for any species is 12 inches

  • Tournament fishing hours start at 6:00am on Friday and end at 3:00pm on Sunday

Eligible Species:

  • Redfish, Trout , and Flounder

  • Three places will be awarded for each species and one award for the Grand Slam

Grand Slam:

  • Grand Slam is a special designation for catching a minimum of three different eligible species in one tournament day

  • In order to win 1st Place Grand Slam, an angler must have the most cumulative inches in one tournament day

Awards and Cookout:
At the Cooper Estates Boat Landing starting at 5:00PM. This is also known as the Madere’s landing on Shem Creek. It is across from Shem Creek Marina. If you did not enter tournament please bring $10 to eat and drink. *Due to lack of room we ask that you not bring your boat and trailer to the awards and we are not allowed to leave boats tied up to the dock during awards. Please feel free to stop at dock to drop off score sheets and then come back later on via car.

Contact Info:
Any questions or concerns please call or email Capt Mike Able at 843.475.7696 (cell) or Captmike@haddrellspoint.com

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Fishing Classes & Seminars — August 2014

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Fishing with the Kids by the Haddrell’s Point Crew

  • August 4, at 8am-10am
  • Join the Haddrell’s Point staff on a morning outing of catching fish and crabs.
  • The Haddrell’s Point staff will take you to our secret spot to get the kids started with fishing and crabbing.
  • Class is limited to ten kids per trip and kids must be 15 years of age or younger.
  • Haddrell’s Point supplies all of the tackle and bait.  All we ask is that you bring any drinks or snacks you may want.
  • Cost per child is $30.00 and must be paid in advance.  We suggest that any parents that want to help and/or participate get a fishing license.
  • Please meet at Haddrell’s Point (Mt Pleasant) fifteen minutes prior to fishing trip so we can give the kids the needed items.
  • Call the shop to sign up at 843.881.3644

Early Fall Flounder Seminar by Capt. John Fuss

  • August 26, at 6pm (West Ashley location)
  • Come let Capt John give you some pointers on how to tangle with some fall flatties! Never a bad time with Capt John presenting!
  • FREE, please RSVP to shammond@haddrellspoint.com or or (843)573-3474

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Family Photos: Shark and Mackerel on Folly Beach

Hey guys, we love coming to you for our bait and gear! Here is the spoils we took this past Sunday at folly beach. Fishing there has consistently been AWESOME the last two months on the outgoing tide using finger mullet and live bait. Just in the last three trips we have caught big shark, mackerel, bluefish, ladyfish, pompano, whiting, rays and trout.  We just wanted to share with you guys and your patrons. Buy local, be local, fish
local, eat local!!!!!!!   Rock on yall!

Michael Joglar (shark) Raymond Sohn (mackerel)


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