Had some great fishing this weekend with friends Matt, Perry, & Douglas. We started the weekend off seeing a few rolling tapon – got a bait over to one and was on! Douglas fought this tarpon for over an hour before we got her boatside. Here’s some video of the tarpon action… South Carolina Tarpon Video
We managed some nice flounder, redfish, and trout throughout the rest of the weekend. Here are a few photos from our time on the water. The fishing will be heating up as we approach the fall. The shrimp are getting huge and the mullet run is pretty much beginning. Now is the time to catch a tarpon in South Carolina. We are looking forward to the next several months as they are the pinnacle of Lowcountry fishing.
Last night I had an opportunity to catch up with a couple of good friends and go out in search of some tailing redfish. We had some fair/good action throughout the evening and tried a couple of different fiddler crab patterns that the fish seemed to like. Best part – I actually got to take the bow last night and get my first flood tide fish of the summer. Thanks to good buds who insisted that I stick one on fly last night.
Roger and his crew wanted to catch some sharks on saturday in honor of shark week. The action was slower than I’ve seen since the sharks showed up this summer. I’m guessing the HOT water temps sent the fish up the coast in search of cooler water. The boys stuck it out and ended up landing a nice blacknose shark. The next day the redfish bite was excellent. I was suprised they ate so well since the flood tides have allowed the fish to feed on fiddler crabs in the spartina grass at high tide. Will put a pile of redfish in the boat – we had a great time. Good work Will.