Fishing Classes & Seminars — June 2017

 

Tango with Tarpon Seminar by Capt. Mike Able of Haddrell’s Point Tackle

  • June 5 at 6:00pm (Mount Pleasant Location)
  • Come get geared up for landing the all mighty silver king this summer!
  • Capt Mike Able talks about his techniques to catching tarpon in South Carolina.
  • He will cover locations, depths, rigs, baits, and gear.
  • Seminar is free of charge but please RSVP to 843.881.3644


Fishing with the Kids
by the Haddrell’s Point Crew

  • June 12 at 8:00am-10:00am or 10:00am-12:00pm (Mount Pleasant Location)
  • Join the Haddrell’s Point staff for a morning of fishing, crabbing, and cast netting.
  • We take a group of ten kids per outing down to our secret fishing spot to enjoy catching fish and crabs.
  • We are offering two classes on the same day, one from 8-10am and the second from 10-12pm.
  • The class is limited to ten kids per outing and outings last two hours.
  • Recommended ages are 3-15 years old.
  • Cost is $30 per child and must be paid in advance to secure your spot.
  • If the parent wants to participate we recommend they get a saltwater fishing license.
  • We supply all of the tackle, bait, and gear.
  • We suggest sending them with water and snacks.
  • Call us to sign up your little fishermen at 843.881.3644

Fishing with the Kids by the Haddrell’s Point Crew

  • June 26 at 8:00am-10:00am or 10:00am-12:00pm (Mount Pleasant Location)
  • Join the Haddrell’s Point staff for a morning of fishing, crabbing, and cast netting.
  • We take a group of ten kids per outing down to our secret fishing spot to enjoy catching fish and crabs.
  • We are offering two classes on the same day, one from 8-10am and the second from 10-12pm.
  • The class is limited to ten kids per outing and outings last two hours.
  • Recommended ages are 3-15 years old.
  • Cost is $30 per child and must be paid in advance to secure your spot.
  • If the parent wants to participate we recommend they get a saltwater fishing license.
  • We supply all of the tackle, bait, and gear.
  • We suggest sending them with water and snacks.
  • Call us to sign up your little fishermen at 843.881.3644

Charleston Fishing Report: April 28, 2017

Charleston was set to bypass Winter and cruise straight into Spring up until the last two weeks. Abnormally chilly weather sent the water temperatures plummeting and made the bite slow down. Redfish hung in there but trout seemed to go back to their normal slumber. With April however, rising temperatures combined with the arrival of baitfish will get things cranking again!

While redfish remain in large schools, they will begin to break up as the water warms. These fish will leave survival mode and become active feeders once again. Over the last few weeks, redfish have been finicky with artificial baits but this should improve. Jerk shad rigged on flutter hooks as well as paddle tail grubs on jigheads will both be effective. Try colors that mimic the natural hues of baitfish like such as silver, grey and translucent blue.

When redfish are hesitant, a great solution is to throw chunks of freshly cracked blue crab. Blue crab is simply redfish candy and bait that is rarely refused. Remove the top of the shell, the pinchers and the legs and cut the remainder down the middle. I use size 3/0 circle hooks and put the hook through the bottom flipper hole. This setup will work on the flats, under docks and anywhere redfish are holding. Put the rod in the rod holder and don’t pick it up until the reel is screaming!

The trout bite will begin in earnest this April. The preferred rig of live bait under a popping cork is hard to beat. Live shrimp is now available and will give you another option than mud minnows. It’s a good idea to start carrying your cast net and see if you can find some finger mullet. Finger mullet under a cork is just deadly. Remember to vary the rate of your retrieve and don’t be afraid to let the current take your cork well past the back of your boat.

See you on the water!

Capt. Geoff Bennett operates Charleston Charter Fishing providing light tackle fishing charters. Clients choose from a full menu of 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 www.charlestoncharterfishing.com or email him at captain@charlestoncharterfishing.com.

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