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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for December

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

With shorter days and cooler temperatures most fish are feeding up for the winter and moving to deeper water. With clearing water start to look for clear calm days to sight fish the flats or work the offshore wrecks.

This month’s feature is Schooling Reds

redfishing in beaufort sc

As the days become shorter and temperatures drop the trout and redfish bite will fire off. The redfish will be schooling in huge numbers as they prepare for the upcoming winter months. These fish can feel the cold coming on as the water temperature drops so during late fall you can expect to start catching good numbers of fish as they start to fatten up for winter. The best part is that you don’t have to run far to the fishing grounds, they eat most everything that you put out and did I mention that they are great eating as well…just a little bonus. We use many different tactics to fish for trout and reds; from using live bait, lures, and flies to anchoring on the flats and creeks or sight fishing out of the flats boat.

Inshore Fishing

Can I say “on fire”! This may be the best time of the year to get out and catch inshore redfish. Many fish can be taken by sight fishing the clear shallow flats or by looking for schooling fish pushing around the shell bars. Light spinning tackle and fly rods are the ticket for these guys. There are also good numbers of trout around and quite a few bull redfish in the sound and near the beach.

Wreck Fishing

This is a great time to get out to the near and offshore wrecks. Bull reds and flounder will take over the wrecks this time of year. Also look to catch weak fish and sea bass, snapper and grouper. This is a good time of the year to fish the live bottom areas for big snapper and grouper, jacks and cobia. Large sea bass take over some of the live bottom areas this time of the year. These fish are not only a lot of fun to catch but great to eat as well. If you’re looking for a trip with non-stop action this is it. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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Beaufort Trout and Redfish Report

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Well the days are starting to get shorter and it looks as though it is time to put another summer fishing season behind us. As much as I enjoy the summer fishing, I always look forward to the fall. Not only does the crisp cool weather make boating more enjoyable; but the fall fishing, shrimping and crabbing is unmatched across the board! Right now you can head out at any time of the day, over any tide, and catch something.

 

Inshore Fishing and Nearshore Fishing

The inshore action right now is as good as it gets and will stay this way over the next few months. This is the season that I look forward to all year, and for good reason…the fish are plentiful and they are feeding hard. Most of the backwater creeks are loaded with shrimp and baitfish which is providing an abundance of food for the redfish, speckled sea trout and flounder to fatten up on. With daylight becoming shorter and mild cold fronts pushing through these fish know that the next few months will be their last opportunity to feed hard before the winter season. In other words, they are in what I like to call “feeding mode”. If you want to make things simple just rig up a popping cork with a live mud minnow or shrimp and you will surely find some solid action around the creek mouths, oyster bar and grass edges. This is also a great time of the year to fish a with variety of artificial lures on light tackle spinning gear and fly rods. Generally, I like to use soft plastics which may include weightless jerk baits and tube lures or in deeper water I may fish the same baits behind a 1/4 oz jig head. When it comes to fly fishing you may want to consider the abundance of shrimp that are moving into and out of the marsh and focus on various shrimp patterns. As the water begins to clear we will also have some excellent sight fishing opportunities for redfish while poling the shallow flats. In the shallow water these fish will still be spooky, but with a proper approach and good presentations you should get some explosive strikes!

 

Nearshore and Wreck Fishing

Let’s jump right in and look at one of my all time favorite fisheries: Bull Redfishing. What is a bull redfish?…basically a very large redfish. The South Carolina state record redfish was caught in Murrells Inlet, SC and weighed in at 75.0 pounds. Now thats a big red drum!  As these fish are finishing up their spawn they will flood the sounds and nearshore wrecks through out Beaufort County. We are generally fishing for them in deeper water and with larger tackle. I like to use 20 pound spinning or 30 pound conventional rods with a carolina rig and either a live mullet or menhaden for bait. While fishing for the bull reds also look to catch a variety of other species to include weakfish, bluefish, whiting and black sea bass. In closing, please remember that our fisheries are finite resources and though we all like to take a few fish for the dinner table, a fish released is a fish that can be caught another day.

 

Beaufort, SC Redfish

 

Captain Charlie Beadon

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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for November

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

As the days become shorter and the temperature slowly drops many fish go into a feeding mode to fatten up for the winter. Some of the best shrimping and fishing of the year is here so let’s sharpen our hooks and mend our nets to get after them.

This month’s feature is Shrimping

beaufort sc shrimping

Coolers and coolers of shrimp! You can boil em, bake em, broil em; put em in a stew…you name it. Shrimp are the fruit of the ocean and we have some of the world’s best shrimping here in our back yards. We generally fish for shrimp by throwing a cast net around the estuary creeks or when the conditions are right we will toss into local deep holes, known as deep hole shrimping. This is a true low country tradition and if you have not had the opportunity to go shrimping I would put it high on the list of things to do.

Inshore Fishing

Bull red fishing is in full swing, these bruisers are everywhere. Look to catch redfish in the 25-40 pound range along good numbers of whiting. Speckled sea trout will be feeding heavily; it’s not uncommon to catch 20-30 trout on a half day trip this time of year. Also look to catch good numbers of red fish as they start to school up on the flats. As the water continues to cool down the deep hole shrimping will be in full swing. Spend a few hours with us catching shrimp the low country way…with a cast net on a pristine fall day.

Wreck Fishing

Bull reds will be all over the wrecks this time of year. Also look to catch good numbers of weak fish (summer trout) and sea bass. This is also one of the best times of the year to fish the live bottom areas for big snapper and grouper, sea bass, jacks and cobia. If you’re looking for a trip with non-stop action this is it. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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Beaufort Trout and Redfish Report

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Well the days are starting to get shorter and it looks as though it is time to put another summer fishing season behind us. As much as I enjoy the summer fishing, I always look forward to the fall. Not only does the crisp cool weather make boating more enjoyable; but the fall fishing, shrimping and crabbing is unmatched across the board! Right now you can head out at any time of the day, over any tide, and catch something.

 

Inshore Fishing and Nearshore Fishing

The inshore action right now is as good as it gets and will stay this way over the next few months. This is the season that I look forward to all year, and for good reason…the fish are plentiful and they are feeding hard. Most of the backwater creeks are loaded with shrimp and baitfish which is providing an abundance of food for the redfish, speckled sea trout and flounder to fatten up on. With daylight becoming shorter and mild cold fronts pushing through these fish know that the next few months will be their last opportunity to feed hard before the winter season. In other words, they are in what I like to call “feeding mode”. If you want to make things simple just rig up a popping cork with a live mud minnow or shrimp and you will surely find some solid action around the creek mouths, oyster bar and grass edges. This is also a great time of the year to fish a with variety of artificial lures on light tackle spinning gear and fly rods. Generally, I like to use soft plastics which may include weightless jerk baits and tube lures or in deeper water I may fish the same baits behind a 1/4 oz jig head. When it comes to fly fishing you may want to consider the abundance of shrimp that are moving into and out of the marsh and focus on various shrimp patterns. As the water begins to clear we will also have some excellent sight fishing opportunities for redfish while poling the shallow flats. In the shallow water these fish will still be spooky, but with a proper approach and good presentations you should get some explosive strikes!

 

Nearshore and Wreck Fishing

Let’s jump right in and look at one of my all time favorite fisheries: Bull Redfishing. What is a bull redfish?…basically a very large redfish. The South Carolina state record redfish was caught in Murrells Inlet, SC and weighed in at 75.0 pounds. Now thats a big red drum!  As these fish are finishing up their spawn they will flood the sounds and nearshore wrecks through out Beaufort County. We are generally fishing for them in deeper water and with larger tackle. I like to use 20 pound spinning or 30 pound conventional rods with a carolina rig and either a live mullet or menhaden for bait. While fishing for the bull reds also look to catch a variety of other species to include weakfish, bluefish, whiting and black sea bass. In closing, please remember that our fisheries are finite resources and though we all like to take a few fish for the dinner table, a fish released is a fish that can be caught another day.

Beaufort Fishing | Redfish

Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

Beaufort Fall Fishing Action

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Well the days are starting to get shorter and it looks as though it is time to put another summer fishing season behind us. As much as I enjoy the summer fishing, I always look forward to the fall. Not only does the crisp cool weather make boating more enjoyable; but the fall fishing, shrimping and crabbing is unmatched across the board! Right now you can head out at any time of the day, over any tide, and catch something.

Inshore Fishing and Nearshore Fishing
The inshore action right now is as good as it gets and will stay this way over the next few months. This is the season that I look forward to all year, and for good reason…the fish are plentiful and they are feeding hard. Most of the backwater creeks are loaded with shrimp and baitfish which is providing an abundance of food for the redfish, speckled sea trout and flounder to fatten up on. With daylight becoming shorter and mild cold fronts pushing through these fish know that the next few months will be their last opportunity to feed hard before the winter season. In other words, they are in what I like to call “feeding mode”. If you want to make things simple just rig up a popping cork with a live mud minnow or shrimp and you will surely find some solid action around the creek mouths, oyster bar and grass edges. This is also a great time of the year to fish a with variety of artificial lures on light tackle spinning gear and fly rods. Generally, I like to use soft plastics which may include weightless jerk baits and tube lures or in deeper water I may fish the same baits behind a 1/4 oz jig head. When it comes to fly fishing you may want to consider the abundance of shrimp that are moving into and out of the marsh and focus on various shrimp patterns. As the water begins to clear we will also have some excellent sight fishing opportunities for redfish while poling the shallow flats. In the shallow water these fish will still be spooky, but with a proper approach and good presentations you should get some explosive strikes!

Nearshore and Wreck Fishing
Let’s jump right in and look at one of my all time favorite fisheries: Bull Redfishing. What is a bull redfish?…basically a very large redfish. The South Carolina state record redfish was caught in Murrells Inlet, SC and weighed in at 75.0 pounds. Now thats a big red drum! As these fish are finishing up their spawn they will flood the sounds and nearshore wrecks through out Beaufort County. We are generally fishing for them in deeper water and with larger tackle. I like to use 20 pound spinning or 30 pound conventional rods with a carolina rig and either a live mullet or menhaden for bait. While fishing for the bull reds also look to catch a variety of other species to include weakfish, bluefish, whiting and black sea bass. In closing, please remember that our fisheries are finite resources and though we all like to take a few fish for the dinner table, a fish released is a fish that can be caught another day.

Captain Charlie Beadon
843-592-0897

Beaufort Inshore Redfish

Beaufort Fishing Forecast for October

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

By this time of the year were starting to see our first mild cold fronts which in turn will drive our fall fishing into full swing. The inshore waters are loaded with bait and the fish are taking advantage of this as they begin to feed up for the winter. Weather is less of a factor inshore, and we will still be looking for calm days to venture out towards open water.

This month’s feature is Bull Redfish

beaufort sc bull redfish - monster redfish

When we talk about bull redfish we are referring to the largest of redfish; many weighing over 30 pounds. These bruisers move into our inshore waters after they spawn and are a true trophy fish for any angler. Bull reds are not only sought after for their great size but also for their power as a great fighting bottom fish. This is the last large fish to push into our inshore waters before winter so get out and enjoy a day on the water fishing for the big bulls.

Inshore Fishing

There are still quite a few tarpon around but we will see less of them as the bull redfish move in. Look to catch good numbers of redfish in the 25-40 pound range along with a good numbers of sharks and whiting. This is also a great month to fish the flats for tailing redfish. Moreover, the redfish will be stacked up along the oyster bars and creek mouths.Speckled sea trout will be moving in and feeding heavily; it’s not uncommon to catch 20-30 trout on a half day trip this time of year. Shrimp season is in full swing…if you enjoy eating shrimp, try eating them on the same day that you caught them.

Wreck Fishing

Bull reds will start to take over the wrecks this time of year. Also look to catch good numbers of weak fish (summer trout) and sea bass. This is also one of the best times of the year to fish the live bottom areas for big snapper and grouper, sea bass, jacks and cobia. If you’re looking for a trip with non-stop action this is it. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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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

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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for September

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

By this time of the year the water temperature has warmed up significantly and the fishing season is in full swing. July fishing can be summed up in two words, “mixed bag”. There is so much to catch this time of year and the days are so long you may never find yourself at home. Weather is less of a factor inshore, and we will still be looking for calm days to venture out towards open water.

This months feature is Tarpon Fishing

beaufort sc tarpon fishing

The largest and most powerful sport fish migrating through our inshore waters is the mighty silver king. These magnificent fish are sought after world wide for their explosive bites, acrobatic leaps and hard runs. Tarpon are long lived fish, some of the older fish being over 60 years old. Average low country tarpon run in the one hundred plus pound range so when you hook into one of these bruisers I would suggest hanging on for the ride.

Inshore Fishing

If you’re looking to catch a trophy fish this is the time of year to do it. Our inshore waters are holding good numbers of big sharks and tarpon. Look to catch tarpon in the 100 to 150 pound range, these bruisers fight hard and put on a powerful aerial show. This is also a great month to fish the flats for tailing redfish and to work the creek mouths for sea trout and ladyfish. Near shore we have huge schools of spanish mackerel, blue fish and jacks which can be seen from great distances as they push glass minnows to the surface. These fisheries create a good opportunity for those of you who like to toss flies at big fish. Finally, shrimp season has arrived…if you enjoy eating shrimp, try eating them on the same day that you caught them.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

The offshore wrecks are still holding quite a few cobia and king mackerel. Along with cobia and kings expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), jacks and various bottom fish. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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Inshore Fishing Report for Beaufort, SC

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The largest and most powerful sport fish migrating through our inshore waters during September is the mighty silver king. These magnificent fish are sought after world wide for their explosive bites, acrobatic leaps and hard runs. Tarpon are long lived fish, some of the older fish being over 60 years old. On average Lowcountry tarpon run in the 100-150 plus pound range so when you hook into one of these bruisers I would suggest hanging on for the ride. This is also a great month to fish the flats for tailing redfish. We have been catching the tailers regularly on light spinning rods using tube lures and they have also been taking well placed crab and shrimp patterned flies. By now the marsh is flooded with shrimp which is creating a feeding bonanza around the mid tides as the shrimp are being pushed back and forth through the creeks. Fishing with live bait under a popping cork near the grass edges and oyster bars is a sure bet for redfish, speckled sea trout, ladyfish and jack crevalle. We have also been seeing some nice schools of ladyfish and jacks out in open water feeding on glass minnows which has given us some great action on the fly rod. When fish are schooled up and feeding on the surface you can throw just about anything at them and get a take so I have been keeping my 7 weight ready with a small clouser so that when we run across a school of fish we are ready for action. Nearshore, we should still be seeing nice schools of spanish mackerel, blue fish and jacks which can be seen from great distances as they push glass minnows and small squid to the surface. Finally, shrimp season has arrived…if you enjoy eating shrimp, try eating them on the same day that you caught them. Until next time, Catch em Up!

Beaufort, SC Redfish

Beaufort Fishing Forecast for August

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

By this time of the year the water temperature has warmed up significantly and we’re getting into the dog days of summer. Just because it’s hot don’t think that the fishing will slow down, this is the time of year when we go after the big fish. Weather is less of a factor inshore, and we will still be looking for calm days to venture out towards open water.

This month’s feature is Mackerel

king mackerel caught in beaufort, sc

Kingfish are without a doubt a blast to catch! We call the little guy’s snakes and the big boys smokers, but make no mistake any size king will get your heart racing as it peels off line with blistering runs. These guys are built for speed, and have a set of dentures like a serrated knife set which they use to take pray in open water. Did I mention that they are pretty good to eat as well…you can’t beat grilled or smoked king mackerel.

Inshore Fishing

If you’re looking to catch a trophy fish this is the time of year to do it. Our inshore waters are holding good numbers of big sharks and tarpon. Look to catch tarpon in the 100 to 150 pound range, these bruisers fight hard and put on a powerful aerial show. This is also an excellent month to fish the flats for tailing redfishSight fishing for tailing reds is one of the most exciting inshore fisheries in the low country. Near shore we have huge schools of spanish mackerel, blue fish and jacks which can be seen from great distances as they push glass minnows to the surface. Both of these fisheries create a good opportunity for those of you who like to toss flies at big fish. Moreover, look to catch good numbers of big sea trout, redfish and ladyfish as they feed around the shell bars.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

The offshore wrecks will be holding quite a few cobia and king mackerel. Along with cobia and kings expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), jacks and various bottom fish. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

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