Similar to the past couple weeks, cold weather has kept many anglers indoors but when the weather allowed there has been some great fishing still to be had. Large schools of redfish are prevalent on the low tide flats right now, especially if you can get out on a day with some sunshine where those fish can warm themselves in the shallows. Many have been fly fishing for these reds, but you can also expect some good results free-lining a live minnow or throwing a Savage Shrimp. Sheepshead continue to be a popular target right now, with best results coming from area bridges and structure from 10-25ft of water. Clam strips, oysters, and fiddler crabs are still the best baits of choice. Even with water temps in the upper 40’s and lower 50’s, we are still hearing some scattered reports of nice sized trout being picked up as well. Try fishing finesse baits in deeper holes for these cold water trout…..when you think you are working your bait slow enough, slow it down just a little bit more.
High winds and cold fronts stacked on top of each other have certainly put quite a damper on many folks getting offshore recently. Those that did reported finding a couple wahoo in shallow….like 80-120ft of water. These wahoo were hanging under large schools of false albacore. Want some light tackle fun? Take some lighter spinning gear and small spoons out to hunt down some of these large schools of false albacore. Find the birds and you will definately find the falsies! Pound for pound you will not find a more sporting fish to battle with!
Manager – Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley