Scott’s Fishing Report — May 5, 2015

 

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Inshore:

The harbor is full of bull! And no, that is not a bunch of bull, it simply means that the large “bull” redfish have shown up in great numbers around our jetties and grillage areas. Large chunks of mullet, live menhaden, and blue crab are all cannot fail bait options for these bruisers. Flounder have also shown up in good numbers around our inlets and rock piles. Live minnows, Zman Jerk shadz, and the J-n-t spinner jigs have all been deadly options. Trout are still inhaling live shrimp along shell rakes, as well as the new Savage Gear shrimp.

Offshore:

The full blown May bite on dolphin has hit it’s stride, with great reports this past weekend coming in from 250-450 ft of water. Wahoo are still hanging around in the 150-250 ft of water range with even some blackfin tuna still showing up around Georgetown Hole and the Southwest Banks area. Grouper season opened back up on May 1, and solid reports of grouper and other bottom dwellers have been coming off of cigar minnows and butterfly style jigs fished in 80-130ft of water.

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

Scott’s Fishing Report — April 21, 2015

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Inshore:

Got gator bit yet? No, not the reptile….Gator trout! Spring is in full gear and that means large trout in our inshore waters. Trout in the 18-22″ range have been common and catch numbers averaging 10-20fish a trip have been the norm. Always keep in mind these large trout are our spawning fish, so always a good idea to let the big females go this time of year! Live shrimp fished under a popping float or a VuDu shrimp have been deadly fished around shell rakes in 3-6ft of water. Sheepshead are still biting live fiddlers well around bridges and rock piles, and the Reds have broken out of their large cold water schools and have become much more structure oriented…meaning they a very acceptable to a cut bait or live bait pitched up under a dock!

Offshore:

There is no question the season is fully upon us now! Great numbers of blackfin catches have been coming in from Georgetown Hole and the southwest banks, while solid reports of wahoo have been hanging around the ledge down south around the Edisto banks and Deli areas. Dolphin reports as strong as 38 fish have already been reported, with the majority of the dolphin coming off of temperature breaks in 400-1200ft of water.

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

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