Reports

Last Update: May 26, 2014


Inshore:

Its that time of the year where you can pick your poison when it comes to fishing the lowcountry! From trout and flounder, to Spanish and sharks, there is dozens of ways to bend a rod this time of year. Bluefish and Spanish have been schooling up on the surface inside the harbor and around the jetties early in the mornings, and a strong flounder bite has been going on around rock piles and inlets using live minnows or small bucktail jigs. Trout continue to do well with topwater baits early in the morning as well as live shrimp under a popping float fished along shell rakes in 3-5ft of water. Bonnetthead and sharpnose sharks are plentiful around the inlets and creek mouths using half a blue crab or cut mullet.

Offshore:

A wide open dolphin bite continues off the SC coast right now with a lot of big fish being caught in the 25-45lb range and plenty of teenager fish in between. Wahoo continue to be found along good bottom relief while trolling in 130-250ft of water, and a very strong blue marlin bite has kicked in with the warmer temps. A big congrats goes out to the Sportin Life and the Full Pull for their performances recently during the Georgetown landing billfish tournament this past weekend. Cobia continue to be found in better-than-usual numbers around artificial reefs in and around 60ft of water, where a well presented Hogy Eel or live bait can produce the chance for the cobia of a lifetime this time of year.

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Tight Lines and Calm Winds!!

Scott Hammond

Store Manager -- Haddrell's Point Tackle West Ashley

843-573-3474