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Baked Fish Recipe

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Baked Fish Recipe

Ingredients:

8 sea bass filets

2 tablespoons horseradish

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon old bay

2 lemons

 

Directions:

1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees

2. Mix horseradish, mayonnaise and old bay

3. Lightly oil a large baking sheet and lay out sea bass fillets

4. Using a brush or spoon cover filets with mayo mix

5. Bake for 10-12 minutes (or until fish flakes with a fork)

6. Sprinkle with fresh lemon and serve

 

note: this recipe works well for all white fish such as redfish, trout, sea bass and flounder

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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for January

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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 Trolling for Trout

speckled sea trout fishing in beaufort, sc

For most of the month we will enjoy cool northerly winds and crystal clear waters. This can be a great time to target speckled sea trout in deeper off of oyster bars and more specifically by slow trolling small rapalas and jigs. Just put her in gear, sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Inshore Fishing

Short days and cooler air drive the water temperature into the low 60s 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.

Offshore Wreck and Bottom 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. We have some of the best bottom fishing in the world and it all comes together in the winter time. It is not uncommon for everybody on the boat to be bowed up on fish all day long…the only question will be “how big is it?”. On our live bottom spots look to catch vermillion and red snapper, grouper, sea bass, cobia, jacks and kingfish.

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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 Fishing Forecast for May

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

As the days become longer and the air temperature warms up so does the water. As the inshore waters heat up so does the fishing. Look for trout and redfish to become more active and cobia to start moving in.

This month’s feature is Inshore Cobia Fishing

beaufort cobia fishing

Cobia season is right around the corner! For those of you who don’t know this is our biggest fish run of the year and it seems that everyone will be going cobia crazy. With good numbers of 30-60 plus pound fish moving into the river we have good reason to get excited. We have the largest concentration of cobia anywhere on the east coast during the months of May and June as these fish move into our waters to spawn. Cobias have it all, they are great fighters, great table fare and eat most anything that you offer. Many bites come on the bottom, but we also catch quite a few fish on top water lures and the flies.

Inshore Fishing

Port Royal Sound hosts one of the best spawning grounds for cobia anywhere in the world and May is when it all begins. Look to have shots at 30-60 plus pound cobia on an average day. Is fly fishing your thing? Under calm conditions taking one of these bruisers on fly is always an option. While fishing for cobia doesn’t be surprised to also catch spanish mackerel, blue fish and various sharks. Moreover, the shallow water fishing is excellent. Look to catch good numbers of larger sea trout, redfish and flounder around the shell bars and mud flats.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

As cobia move into the sound they also stage up on the offshore wrecks. In general, the wrecks will hold a larger concentration of big fish during this time of year. Along with cobia expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), mackeral 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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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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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.