Fishing has been red-hot throughout the month of June. The redfish bite in Pawleys Island and Georgetown has been consistent and plenty of flounder have been caught. Summer is an awesome time for topwater redfish and for fly fishing for tailing redfish in the saltwater creeks, estuaries and flooded spartina grass. The tarpon should also show up soon! Stay tuned friends – and tight lines!
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Holy ice chunks – its freezing outside – they’re even calling for snow today and tomorrow. It wouldn’t be the worst thing to see some snow on the beach and some powder in the palmetto trees. Hopefullly, we’ll get a decent dusting, everybody can build snowmen for a day, and then go back to 60 degrees for the weekend. I’ve been pretty slack about updating my blog since the Holiday season as we’ve been immersing ourselves in some other local outdoor activitites throughout the month, but there’s still fish to be caught if you don’t mind putting on an extra layer. The fish are in a typical winter pattern right now, hanging a little deeper, where the water temp is more stable. If you are willing to dredge some deeper holes and fish some structure, then you can expect to have a productive day using gulp baits, hard lures, and live mud minnows. The fly guys have even scored some fish while dredging deeper spots. Best wishes in 2014 and I hope to see you on the water.
The fish really seemed to break out of their spring funk this week. Early in the week, the fish only wanted live crabs, but yesterday they were spanking mullet up and down the creek banks. Had the pleasure to fish with some great people this week and we were blessed with better Easter weather than was originally forecasted. The flounder are back in the creeks in goood numbers and can be caught on live bait or with gulps rigged weedless or on jigheads. Now that the redfish are back on the mullet diet, you should be able to wrangle up a few fish on topwater plugs early and late in the day.
Excited that we don’t have to use crabs for bait anymore – I’ve got a few leftovers that are destined for a hot grease bath tonight. Independent Seafood in Georgetown, SC should still have some softshells left if you are interested in a good meal. Get them while you can because our crab molt is coming to a close for the season.
There are some giant flounder already in our inshore waters. Here’s an 8-pounder that was gigged in Murrells Inlet this week.
Wow – we had some excellent fishing this weekend. The weather was near-perfect and the fish were shrimping hard – with backs and tails out of the water. We even saw one redfish leap completely out of the water attacking shrimp. It doesn’t get any better than a warm November day in the marsh. I fished with Clay & Penn on Saturday and then had my regular fly-guy Chris on Sunday. Chris is a devoted fly angler and an excellent fly caster – he can really put it on em. My advice would be to throw those shrimp patterns for the next several weeks – DOA shrimp, Gulp shrimp, and slow-sinking shrimp flies have all been effective lately.