Spring has sprung wide open and the fishing has followed in full suit. Large trout are being found in solid numbers fishing live baits and Trout Tricks around creek mouths and shell rakes in 3-10ft of water. Sheepshead is still being caught in great numbers on the nearshore reefs and the jetties using fiddler crabs and sand fleas for bait. Redfish have begun to really transition into a summertime pattern of being found under docks and near structure on lower tides, and they have started to even push up into the grass on high tides where a well-placed jerk shad or Savage Shrimp will surely stretch out your line. Large bull reds have already started show up in solid numbers around the jetties and grillage using chunk mullet or blue crab, and the bonnethead sharks are also a good bet to make your drag scream right now.
The time is NOW! For those of you who enjoy the offshore trolling, do not wait! Great reports of dolphin are already flooding into the store as well as some great numbers of blackfin tunas as well. Dolphin and Blackfin are all being found from 150ft-450ft using cedar plugs and skirted ballyhoo. They are still picking up some wahoo as well along the ledge, and the lure of choice has hands down been the Yo-Zuri Bonita. Congrats to our great customer Joseph Allbritton and the Billistic for releasing a 400-500lb blue marlin yesterday in addition to their box full of tuna!
Store Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley