Except for the big tides and strong NE winds it is time to go fishing! Fall is the time to fish the low country, but the sad thing is not many folks here to go. The Tarpon have left the area but the Bull Reds are growing in numbers everyday. With the water temperature dropping the Trout and Redfish are on the prowl with the feedbag in wide open. This past week the Bull Reds were chomping and the best part was we were catching them less than a mile from the landing. The fish ranged in size from 34″ to 45″. A 25lb Redfish can put a real kink in your rod. The Redfish do not run fast like a Cobia but they put up a bulldog of a fight. We also caught the slot size fishing the marsh edges with Gulp Shrimp and a popping cork. Speckled Trout will also strike Screwtail Grubs trolled along the marsh edge on high water. Like I said the fall is the best time to fish the Low country!
The move of my boat to the North End Charter Fleet was the best decision I have made with my fishing business in two years. Not only are all the Charter Captains great guys and a big help, being close to Port Royal Sound is a big bonus. There are tons of places to fish and much closer to the offshore grounds than the South End of the island. This past week we finally had the opportunity to fish for Tarpon. In two days of fishing we jumped 5 fish landing 2. While fishing for Tarpon we are also catching good size Spanish Mackeral and Blue Fish and monster Dusky Sharks. The Bull Red Drum are soon to follow and are not more than 15 minutes from the dock. The pictures don’t do justice to the size of the Tarpon. Tarpon are true Demons of the deep.