Proper Lure Re-Skirting and Rigging- April 3rd,2019

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

Charleston Fishing Report – March 1st 2019

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 or email him at

March 13th Fly Tying Night- Bass Popper

March 13th@6:00pm: Bass frog popper
As the days grow longer and warmer our little ditch pickles will be ready to munch on some top water frog action! This fly is more labor intensive than any fly we have tied before but it will be well worth it in the end! Due to this fact though we will be limiting this class to 10 people RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Pattern name: Miller Times Frog popper
Difficulty: 7/10
Materials needed:
-210 thread olive
-Gamakatsu B10s 1/0
-Surface Seducer Double Barrel popper, M. Green
-Strung Rooster Saddles Fl. Char/white
-Chenille, LG Olive/pearl
-Sili legs Barred Yellow/gold-blk
-Supreme Hair, Olive
-Living Eyes , 4mm, Fire

All instruction will be provided for FREE, the materials however will need to be purchased from the shop or brought to the event. Please RSVP by 12:00pm the day of the event.

Show us your spread! A comprehensive offshore class – March 16th 2019

This class will cover Offshore A to Z, it will be a great class for everyone, especially new boat owners looking to venture Offshore.

What will be covered:

– Types of Rods and Reels
– Ballyhoo Rigging
– Lures
– Teasers
– What’s Necessary for a Trip
– Where to Go
– What to look for when you’re there


Class is $100

Limited to 16

8 Anglers in the Morning 8AM to Noon
8 Anglers in the Afternoon 1PM to 5PM

Call, email or stop by the West Ashley Location to Sign up!

Phone: 843-573-3474