Come sharpen your skills with Capt. John Irwin of Fly Right Charters. John has tons of experience as a fly fishing guide and casting instructor. Whether you’re trying to step into the fly scene for the first time or are trying to hone in your skills, this is the class for you! Class runs from 9-1 on Saturday and costs $75.00 per person. Call 843-881-3644 to sign up today! This Class will be held at the Mt Pleasant location with offsite casting
Join us for a morning of kids teaching kids! Rowland Von See is an avid youth angler that fishes the area everyday he’s not in school! Join Rowland on April 13th from 8:00am-10:00am for a morning talking about inshore techniques such as knots, baits and rigs. He will also cover helpful techniques for casting a rod as well as the cast net! Class is limited to 15 anglers and cost is $40 per angler. Recommended ages from 7-14. Please call or stop by the Mt.Pleasant shop at 843.881.3644 to sign up!
Learn more about Charleston’s great inshore fishery from some of the best charter captains in the area. We are hosting two inshore classes(first class 8-12 and second one is 1-5pm) that go deep into the technicalities of inshore fishing. Each class is limited to 15 anglers and there is a charge of $100 per angler. Breakfast/Lunch will be provided. Please call our Mt Pleasant location to sign up at 843.881.3644
We held this event last year with great success so we’re having it again this year!
Stop by our West Ashley and chat with the Fathom Offshore guys as the discuss how to properly reskirt and rig lures for Offshore Trolling. We will also have an opportunity to pick up some factory 2nd lure heads for a STEAL
Call or Stop by our West Ashley location to sign up today!
(843) 573 3474
One of the warmest Winters on record has our fishery set to get going
early this year. You could even say it never fully turned off as days
in the 70s have kept water temperatures far higher than normal. Bait
fish that are usually nonexistent have been present and kept the redfish
active. Trout should be ramped up and ready to go in March. It’s time
to break out your rods and reels and get ready for a great season!
Having spent the last few months laying low and avoiding dolphins,
redfish are no longer just focused on simply surviving but now on
feeding as well. Low tide will be the best time to focus on big schools
of redfish that can number in the hundreds. These fish are still pretty
wary, so a quiet approach is very important. On many days, it pays to
settle in one spot when you find a school and wait for them to return to
you instead of pushing them away.
When these reds are being spooky, I’ll try to disturb them as little
as possible by keeping my casting to a minimum. This is a time to fish
with bait on the bottom. I’ll put a chunk of blue crab or frozen mullet
on a size 3/0 circle hook and just let it sit until the redfish swim
over it. Make sure the barb of your hook is fully through the bait and
exposed. Place your rod in the rod holder and wait for it to whip over
once the circle hook sets itself!
As trout begin to appear, popping corks cast along grass banks and
over oyster beds will be a good bet paired with mud minnows. I usually
pair a size 1 circle hook with an 18”-24” fluorocarbon leader. While
there is no shortage of options, I use oval shaped corks that are
heavier and can be cast further. When using a popping cork, do your best
to keep slack out of your line and when that cork goes under just reel
to set the hook. You’ll find that the circle hook seldom misses as long
as your line is tight.
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 email@example.com.