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Beaufort Fishing Forecast for June

Friday, June 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. June 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.

This months feature is Bonnethead Shark Fishing

Beaufort, SC shark fishing

The shallow water flats and estuaries will be teaming with bonnetheads in water so low that you will often have the opportunity to sight fish many of them as they cruise the flats exposing their backs and tails in search of food. Most of these guys average 8-10 pounds and are great fun on light tackle putting on explosive runs and hard bullish head shakes.

Inshore Fishing

Port Royal Sound hosts one of the best spawning grounds for cobia anywhere in the world and the month of June is prime time. Look to have shots at 30-60 plus pound cobia on an average day. Is fly fishing your thing… well then you may want to try your luck with bruiser cobia on the fly rod! While fishing for cobia doesn’t be surprised to also catch spanish mackerel and blue fish. Late June can also be a great time to fish for monster sharks such as; duskies, lemons, bulls, black tips, and spinners. June also hosts some of the best conditions for tailing redfish; it is not uncommon to get shots at 10-15 fish a day. Moreover, tailing redfish provide some of the best fly fishing action of the year. We will also be fishing around the oyster bars and grass edges for redfish, speckled sea trout and flounder.

Offshore Wreck Fishing

As cobia move in and out of 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), mackerel 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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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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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.

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

beaufort sc sheepshead fishing

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.