Hey Everyone Haddrell’s is putting on an Offshore Challenge Tournament and we want YOU to join us!!
HOW IT WORKS
This is a 3 month tournament and you can choose to enter all three months or pick and choose your months. The tournament fee is $300 per tournament with 100% payout! Each month there is a specific fish you will be going for.
April-Wahoo May- Dolphin June- King Mackeral
Your boat has 2 days to fish per month, and they are days or your choice. The boat must notify either of our store locations the day before planning to fish. If you are weathered out you must notify the store by 9am of your fishing day.
Boat need to register before the 1st of each month. You can register at either location.
Fish may be weighed in at either location during work hours. Both scales have been certified by the Dept. of Agriculture.
If a tie occurs the fish that was weighed first will win.
All state and federal laws apply.
Call the shop for questions or stop by to sign up! This will be an awesome tournament and lots of fun.
Haddrell’s(Mt Pleasant) 843.881.3644
(West Ashley) 843.573.3474
Trout! Yep, finally starting to get consistent trout report coming in. While we are not hearing too many big catch numbers, the guys that are out targeting trout are now consistently coming back with reports of 5-15 fish, with the majority of the fish in the 14″-18″ range. Zman PaddlerZ, DOA shrimp, live shrimp, and even a good ole mud minnow are all producing for the specks. Reds continue to shift into their warm water pattern and are being found under docks, on the flats, and around structure/rock piles. Live and cut baits are still a no-fail option for the reds, but Gulp! artificials and redfish magic spinners are also producing. Solid reports of sheepshead have been coming in from the jetties and the nearshore reefs, if you can weed through the abundance of black sea bass to get a bait in front of a sheepshead.
After all the awesome reports this weekend coming in from the bluewater, it is only fitting to lead off with the offshore report this week. Unless you have been hiding under a rock recently, then you probably already know that the wahoo bite is going off as this is being written! Reports of 5-10 wahoo per boat have been flooding in this week. Water depths from 150-300ft have been the most consistent, but have heard of them being as deep as 700ft. Most of the Charleston based boats have been fishing to the north around the southwest banks and the georgetown hole area, but we have also heard of good numbers of ‘hoos down around the edisto banks. Good numbers of slinger dolphin have also been reported from the deli area, and blackfin tuna are out there in solid numbers as well along the ledge. Get the boat out of storage and get out there while the bite is smokin’ hot! So far this is turning into one of the best wahoo bites we have seen to kick the season off!
Manager – Haddrell’s Point
The following seminars will be held at Haddrell’s Point this month:
“Boating Safety” Tuesday May 1st @ 6pm (Mt Pleasant location)
With the upcoming warmer weather boating season will be in full swing. Boating traffic will hugely increase and there isn’t a better way to learn and sharpen your boating skills than from Capt Steve Little of TowBoat US. This will be a highly educational class that even the highly experienced boat can pick up a few tips. Seminar is free of charge and please reserve your seat at email@example.com or 843.881.3644
“Flatty Class” Tuesday May 8th @ 6pm (Mt Pleasant location)
Capt John Fuss of Holy City fishing charters will share his best kept secrets and techniques to catching flounder. This will be a great seminar so definitely mark this on your calender. Seminar is free of charge but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 843.881.3644
“KingFish 101 with the Pros” Tuesday May 10th @ 6pm (West Ashley location)
Come out and see how the pros consistently catch big kings! From rods and reels, to tackle, to a look at their boat and how they set it up, these guys can help us all become better king fishermen and women!. Presented by Fishizzle Tackle, Capt Bryan Baxter and Capt Tom Murray of the SKA series. FREE, RSVP to email@example.com or (843)573-3474
“Fishing with the Kids” Saturday May 12th from 8-10am (Mt Pleasant location)
Haddrell’s Point employees will be taking kids fishing and crabbing at our secret spot!! Kids 15 and under can join us for a great morning of catching fish and crabs. Rod and reels, tackle, and bait are including in this adventure. Fishing trip is limited to 12 kids and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Cost per child is $20.00 Be sure to call and save your spot for a terrific morning!! 843.881.3644
“Spadefish Seminar” Tuesday May 29th @ 6pm (Barrier Island Marine on HWY 17S)
Presented by Scott Hammond of Haddrell’s Point Tackle. FREE, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (843)573-3474
First week of March and we have already seen 80 degree temps! Water temps inshore are floating right around 60 right now, and it already has the redfish beginning to break out of the large winter schools and into the “pods” of fish numbering in the 4-10 fish a pod. We have heard these pods of fish being found on the flats, under docks, along strucutre, and yes even tailing in the grass some at high tide already. Zman PaddlerZ, Yo-Zuri HD shrimp, and Gulp jerkshads have been some of the go-to artificials. Natural baits such as cut mullet, live minnows, and shrimp are also great choices. Trout continue to be spotty, but we are hearing more consistent reports of 5-10 fish being caught around shell rakes in 4-8ft of water using live shrimp or 4″ soft plastic baits on a jighead. Sheepshead are still consistent, with the better reports still coming from inshore around bridges and rock piles using fiddlers, oysters, or mussels.
While not many boats have made the trip tp the stream the past week, we are still hearing of wahoo up around the southwest banks and georgetown hole areas. Solid reports of blackfin tuna continue to come in from around the triple ledge and deli area down to the south.
Manager – Haddrell’s Point