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Beaufort Wreck Fishing

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Nearshore and Wreck Fishing:

The best action around our nearshore waters right now is cobia and shark fishing. These fish generally frequent the same areas so it is not uncommon to have a shark hooked up on one line while fighting a 40 pound cobia on the other. These fish are large and in charge so you had best be prepared if you plan on bringing them boat side. Everything starts with matching your tackle – I use 20-30 pound class spinning and conventional rod combos (larger for big sharks) lined up with 50 pound braid and a beefy monofilament or wire leader. Along with cobia and sharks we will also be catching good numbers of whiting, black sea bass, blue fish and spanish mackerel. What more can I say…everything has sprung to life. Until next time, Catch em Up!

 

Beaufort Fishing Charters - Cobia

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 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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