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Beaufort, SC Summer Fishing

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Overall the fishing action around Hilton Head and Beaufort has been very good as we are starting to get to the end of the summer season. It seems that no matter where you go there have been an abundance of speckled sea trout, ladyfish and jacks. These fish have been hitting hard and fast. One of the biggest problems that I have had over the past few weeks has been keeping up on bait…with 2 anglers I have been going through 15 dozen shrimp a trip and still running out on a 4 hour trip! We are still catching a number of redfish, especially up on the short grass flats. While out last week we were seeing between 25-30 tailers a trip and were able to get shots at at least half of what we saw. These fish were taking both lures on light spinning rods and flies. The action out on the nearshore wrecks has slowed down a bit but there are still a number of bluefish, sea bass and spanish mackerel to be caught out there. I am sure that the wreck action will fire off here within the next month or so. Finally, the shrimping has been very good. We started in the deep holes early this year (almost a month early) and have been well rewarded with good sized shrimp in good numbers. Until next time, Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Beaufort, SC redfish, Beaufort Sport Fishing

Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com

Beaufort Fishing Report

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Overall the fishing has been a mixed bag over the past few weeks with some good and bad days. The tarpon have started to move in. I have seen quite a number moving into the rivers mostly rolling while we have been redfishing. We have spent some time fishing for them out in the Port Royal Sound and hooked up a monster last week. They should only get better as we move further into summer. We have also had a really good shark bite with good numbers of bonnetheads, black tips and duskies. On the inshore waters the redfishing has slowed down, though we have been picking at the reds they have been easy to find, but hard to catch. The best bite on the reds has really been on the tailing flats. The best bite in shallow water has been the trout and ladyfish. Overall, I will say that these fish have been hammering away and providing us with some really good inshore action. Until next time, Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Beaufort, SC trout and redfish

Beaufort, SC Tailing Redfish

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Tailing Redfish

beaufort tailing redfishWithout a doubt we are lucky to have such a great inshore fishery here in the Beaufort area. We have the opportunity to catch redfish on a year round basis on light tackle spinning and fly rods using artificial lures, live bait and flies. Moreover, we use a number of different fishing tactics that would include poling the shallow water mud fats, baiting the oyster bars, grass edges and creek mouths and sight fishing for tailing redfish. Though catching redfish by any method is always fun, sight fishing adds a whole new element! As we approach spring this becomes ever so true as the redfish will begin to flood the shallow short grass flats in search of fiddler crabs and thus marking the beginning of the tailing season. What is a tailing redfish you may ask? As redfish feed along the bottom in shallow waters they dip their noses down to the bottom thus exposing their tails above the surface as they feed. It really is quite a sight to see and gets anglers across South Carolina fired up to go fishing.

Imagine this: Your wading along a shallow short grass flat in mere inches of water as the tide slowly starts to flood in through the spartina grass. In the distance you hear fish crashing through the grass as they push in to feed on fiddler crabs. It doesn’t take long for the tide to flood up above your ankles and as you look down the flat you can see a red tail tipped in blue waving above the surface. Within a few minutes you see another and then another, before you realize it you are in the middle of a red hot tailing bite. The only question now is whether or not you can keep hands from shaking long enough make an accurate cast to place a fly in front of a feeding redfish!

I consider fishing for tailing redfish to be the ultimate hunt with a fishing rod. It really combines the sports of hunting and fishing in the way that we pick out one fish, stalk it until we have the right shot and then fire away with the fishing rod in hopes of getting a bite. Though you can fish for tailing reds out of the boat I prefer to wade fish because you do have an advantage in mobility and a lower profile… plus it really adds to the hunt! As far as tackle I recommend 8-17 pound spinning rods spooled with braided line or an 8 weight fly rod. Most soft plastic lures will work along with small crab fly pattens and even live bait. For wading the flats you simply need an old pair of lace up tennis shoes (lace them tight to keep periwinkles out) and a fanny pack to carry your extra tackle. Good luck and until next time Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/

Beaufort, SC Tailing Redfish

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Tailing Redfish

beaufort tailing redfishWithout a doubt we are lucky to have such a great inshore fishery here in the Beaufort area. We have the opportunity to catch redfish on a year round basis on light tackle spinning and fly rods using artificial lures, live bait and flies. Moreover, we use a number of different fishing tactics that would include poling the shallow water mud fats, baiting the oyster bars, grass edges and creek mouths and sight fishing for tailing redfish. Though catching redfish by any method is always fun, sight fishing adds a whole new element! As we approach spring this becomes ever so true as the redfish will begin to flood the shallow short grass flats in search of fiddler crabs and thus marking the beginning of the tailing season. What is a tailing redfish you may ask? As redfish feed along the bottom in shallow waters they dip their noses down to the bottom thus exposing their tails above the surface as they feed. It really is quite a sight to see and gets anglers across South Carolina fired up to go fishing.

Imagine this: Your wading along a shallow short grass flat in mere inches of water as the tide slowly starts to flood in through the spartina grass. In the distance you hear fish crashing through the grass as they push in to feed on fiddler crabs. It doesn’t take long for the tide to flood up above your ankles and as you look down the flat you can see a red tail tipped in blue waving above the surface. Within a few minutes you see another and then another, before you realize it you are in the middle of a red hot tailing bite. The only question now is whether or not you can keep hands from shaking long enough make an accurate cast to place a fly in front of a feeding redfish!

I consider fishing for tailing redfish to be the ultimate hunt with a fishing rod. It really combines the sports of hunting and fishing in the way that we pick out one fish, stalk it until we have the right shot and then fire away with the fishing rod in hopes of getting a bite. Though you can fish for tailing reds out of the boat I prefer to wade fish because you do have an advantage in mobility and a lower profile… plus it really adds to the hunt! As far as tackle I recommend 8-17 pound spinning rods spooled with braided line or an 8 weight fly rod. Most soft plastic lures will work along with small crab fly pattens and even live bait. For wading the flats you simply need an old pair of lace up tennis shoes (lace them tight to keep periwinkles out) and a fanny pack to carry your extra tackle. Good luck and until next time Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/

Redfish and Sheepshead Fishing – Beaufort, SC

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

We have really had a warm winter season this year and it seemed as though most of the fish were as confused as we were, but we are finally getting into some more regular patterns and the fish have responded well. I spent a few days out on the wrecks this past week fishing for sheepshead and was well rewarded. Those sheepshead can really clean a hook off without detection but in the end we pulled quite a number of nice fish in to include a few sheepshead in the 10-12 pound range. Also on the wrecks we were catching black sea bass and a few summer trout. Moreover, over two days on the wrecks I sighted three separate cobia outside of the Port Royal Sound so they are moving in a bit early this year. On the inshore waters I have been doing quite a bit of redfishing and though for the most part March was overall poor, it has finally started to pick back up. The other day we caught 15 reds over a half day trip and it looks as though they are breaking out of the big schools and starting to feed more aggressively around the bars and grass edges. I have also seen quite a few bonnet head sharks showing up along with some trout and flounder. It looks like the summer fishing season is here so sharpen those hooks and lets get out fishing! Catch em Up. Captain Charlie

Beaufort, SC Sheepshead

 

Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/

 

For more information about Beaufort, SC redfish and sheepshead check out these links:

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/redfishing-and-redfish-charters-in-beaufort-sc

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Beaufort Fishing Report – March Reds & Sheepshead

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Overall the redfish around Beaufort have been a bit spotty over the past few weeks as many of the schools have been starting to break up. The schooling fish that we have been finding have been pretty spooky. Though spooky we have been ably to pull a few fish out of them with small gulps and flies. In fact, the fly fishing has proved to given us some of the best action with these spooky reds mainly because the flies are landing softly on the water and not alerting the fish. Moreover, it seems that many of the redfish are feeding on small crabs right now which is easy to match with a fly. We have also been catching some nice reds around the bars and grass edges using live bait. On the other end of the spectrum, the nearshore wrecks have been firing off with good numbers of sheepshead. Over most of the winter the black sea bass were so bad that it was near impossible to get a bait to the bottom for a sheepshead, but the sea bass have finally thinned out and the bite has been good and consistent. Until next time, Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Beaufort, South Carolina Redfish

Beaufort, SC has some great fly fishing opportunities and some of the best action comes together during the spring and winter months. As the water temperature drops our water clarity becomes crystal clear, similar to the bonefish flats of South Florida. The best part about redfishing though is that they will readily take a well placed fly and are much more forgiving than those spooky “ghosts”. This time of the year we are generally looking for big schools of fish. Many schools will have a mix of different sized fish ranging from 2-10 pounds. For the most part we don’t need to make super long casts, but you do need to be accurate. If you can cast 50-60 foot of fly line relatively accurately you can catch these fish. When we are not chasing reds on the flats we are looking for them around the oyster bars and grass edges. I use a number of different flies, but my most productive pattern is simply a white deceiver or clouser minnow. Until next time, catch em up. Captain Charlie

Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/

 

For more information about Beaufort, SC redfish and sheepshead check out these links:

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/redfishing-and-redfish-charters-in-beaufort-sc

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/sheepshead-fishing-and-sheepshead-fishing-charters-in-beaufort-sc

http://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainCharlieBeadon

Beaufort Fishing Report – Spring Redfish Patterns

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Warm Winter Pushing Beaufort Redfish into Spring Patterns

I am sure that everyone can agree that it has been quite a mild winter. We had pollen falling in February and the water temperatures rarely dropped into the low 50’s. For the fish they don’t have a thermometer or the weather channel, but I do believe that they get thrown off balance when conditions are not normal. We really saw that this year with the fluctuating temperatures as one day the fish were moving in regular pattens and the next they seemed to be moving all over the place. As long as we don’t get a hard stretch of cold it looks like we are going to get into our spring patterns a bit early this year. Though we are still seeing nice schools of redfish they are starting to break up and move around more. We will start targeting the fish more around the shell bars and grass edges as the begin to feed again.

beaufort south carolina redfish

Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com