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!
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.
Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley