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Beaufort Fishing Report | Topwater Redfishing Action

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Well it looks like we are well into spring and the fishing has been heating up along with the temperature! I have seen a dramatic change in the behavior of the redfish over the past few weeks. Fish that were schooled up are now breaking into smaller groups and singling off. The fish have also become much more aggressive on the bite and they are feeding quite heavily. Some of this probably has to do with the large amount of bait up on the flats. Flats that were void of bait are now holding everything from crabs to mullet to minnows which has created a fish buffet for the reds. Along with the redfish I have also been catching a few speckled sea trout, flounder and bonnet head sharks. One of my favorite ways to go after redfish this time of the year is on topwater baits. We have been walking zara spooks near the grass edges and catching some very nice fish! Some of the these fish are coming back 3-4 times to get the bait so be patient as it is very easy to pull a topwater lure away from a fish before he can get it down… this is especially true for a redfish as they are more accustom to feeding on the bottom. Until next time, Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Captain Charlie Beadon

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Redfish, Trout and Flounder in Beaufort, SC

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

One of the things that I love most about spring fishing in the Beaufort and Hilton Head area is the anticipation. For the most part winter can be a bit dreary, but as the azaleas begin to bloom and all of the critters come back out you can feel that things are changing. In my case it is time to get out fishing and that anticipation leaving the dock on a crisp spring morning really puts things into perspective. Some of the best fishing of the year occurs as the water starts to warm up and those lethargic winter fish become eating machines. This past year I was out with a buddy of mine poling a local flat and we just knew that we would get into em, everything was perfect…only no fish. “What can I say I thought this would be the day” I told my buddy Jason. As the morning came and went along with our hopes for a fish dinner we decided to fish one last grass point on our way out before the tide got too high. On our first pass we immediately hooked into a double header of nice redfish…then a fat sea trout, then more reds and then a flounder, then more trout and reds. Jason commented in the excitement “no wonder we haven’t caught any fish this morning, there all laying off of this point!”. I have to admit he was right, we sat there for over an hour wearing out fish and then as fast as it started it was over. Even if we had not caught those fish the day would have been a success, but they put the explanation point on Spring Fishing! To hear more tails of whoppers and mishaps give me a call and let’s put together a fishing trip and until then “catch em up”!

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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

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http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com/

 

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

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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for April

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast, Beaufort, SC

As the days become longer and the water temperature rises many of the fish that have been sluggish to eat will fire off for some great spring action. Some of the best fishing of the year is here so let’s sharpen our hooks and get after them.

This month’s feature is Inshore Trout and Redfish

April forecast

As the nights become shorter and temperatures rise the trout and redfish bite will fire off. These fish can feel spring coming on as the water temperature increases; during early spring you can expect to start catching good numbers of fish as they start to move into shallow waters to feed. 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

As the water temperature starts to move towards 70 degrees the inshore waters come to life. Trout and redfish feed heavily after the long winter giving us the opportunity to test our skills and enjoy the moderate outdoor temperatures. Late in the month we will begin to see the first of the cobia start to show up in the river and around buoys.

Wreck and Live Bottom Fishing

Bottom fishing can be particularly good this time of year, especially around the deeper wrecks and live bottom areas. These areas are also staging points for cobia preparing to move into the sound. On an average day look to catch a variety of fish to include: sheepshead, weakfish, sea bass, flounder, snapper, grouper cobia and jacks. Not only are these fish a lot of fun to catch but also great to eat. Due to the fact that these fishing areas are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

Fly Fishing in Beaufort, South Carolina

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Fly Fishing Tactics in Beaufort, SC

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Beaufort has some great fly fishing opportunities and some of the best action comes together during the 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. I use a number of different flies, but my most productive pattern is simply a white deceiver. If fly fishing is your thing give me a call. Until next time, catch em up. Captain Charlie

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

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Sight Fishing for Beaufort Redfish

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Sight Fishing For Redfish in Beaufort, SC

Some of the best red fishing of the year comes together in march, so as I power my boat off of the trailer on a crisp mid March morning my hopes are high. Winter fishing for my generally means sight fishing from the poling platform…can it get any better. As I pull into my first spot I see the bottom of the shore line get up and move in unison, oops I guess that I wont see that school of fish again I say to myself as I climb up onto the platform. It doesn’t take long however to find another school of fish and what a school it is! There must be 200 plus fish here packed together in a tight ball like bait. We start firing lures with spinning gear over them and both my buddy and I hook up immediately. This goes on for twenty minuets or so until a local dolphin has plans of his own and literally “crashes” the party. What can you do the dolphin have to eat too. At the end of the day we totaled 12 reds…not too bad for a chilly winter fishing trip. to hear more fish tails contact me at beaufort sport fshing and lets get out to do some fishing!

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.

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Captain Charlie Beadon

843-592-0897

http://www.beaufortsportfishing.com

 

Beaufort Fishing Forecast for March

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

Cooler temperatures and clear water generally push most of our inshore fish into deeper water and our offshore fish into a feeding frenzy. This time of the year we look for calm clear days to sight fish the flats or to bottom fish the near and offshore wrecks.

This month’s feature is Sheepshead fishing

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Sheepshead are one of the hardest fighting and best eating fish that we have this time of year. These fish get their name from the sheeps-like teeth that they use to crush barnacles and crabs. They are also known as “convicts” due to the vertical stripes that run down their bodies, but the name ever fits as steal bait after bait off of your hook without you feeling a thing. Don’t worry however; they keep coming back for more. During the winter months sheepshead school up on the near shore wrecks where we can use light tackle to catch them.

Inshore Fishing

Short days and cooler air drive the water temperature into the low 50s this time of year. Not only does the water become cooler but also crystal clear. As the water cools most fish move into deeper water with the exception of schooling redfish which will huddle together on low tide flats in large numbers. This creates a good opportunity for shallow water sight fishing. Given good conditions don’t be surprised to get shots at large schools of fish (sometimes 100 plus fish per school) with light tackle and fly fishing gear.

Near and Offshore Wreck Fishing

Some of the best winter time fishing can be done on the wrecks which are located six to twenty miles offshore. On an average day look to catch a variety of fish to include: sheepshead, weakfish, bull redfish, flounder and sea bass. Not only are these fish a lot of fun to catch but also great to eat. Due to the fact that these wrecks are located in open water we generally look for light winds and calm seas to go offshore.

Fly Fishing for Redfish in Beaufort, SC

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Redfishing Excellent on the Shallow Flats

beaufort fishing report - redfish on the fly rodWe have seen some really nice sight fishing conditions over this past week and getting out redfishing has been really good. We spent a few days throwing soft plastics on the flats to the schools of reds. Many of the schools were in pretty tight balls and eating overall well. We also had a nice day with the fly rods, taking some big reds. One fish was pushing 10 pounds… nice catch on the fly! Also I have a new video out on youtube that shows a really nice school of fish up on the flats so check it out. Hopefully, the bite will stay strong. Until next time, catch em up! Captain Charlie