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Beaufort Fishing Report

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Overall the fishing has been a mixed bag over the past few weeks with some good and bad days. The tarpon have started to move in. I have seen quite a number moving into the rivers mostly rolling while we have been redfishing. We have spent some time fishing for them out in the Port Royal Sound and hooked up a monster last week. They should only get better as we move further into summer. We have also had a really good shark bite with good numbers of bonnetheads, black tips and duskies. On the inshore waters the redfishing has slowed down, though we have been picking at the reds they have been easy to find, but hard to catch. The best bite on the reds has really been on the tailing flats. The best bite in shallow water has been the trout and ladyfish. Overall, I will say that these fish have been hammering away and providing us with some really good inshore action. Until next time, Catch em Up! Captain Charlie

Beaufort, SC trout and redfish

Beaufort Fishing Forecast for July

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Fishing Forecast Beaufort, SC

With favorable weather conditions our fishing season is well under way. The inshore fishing is only getting better and the offshore bite is still going strong. Moreover, longer days equates to more time on the water. Weather will become less of a factor inshore and we will still be looking for calm days to venture out towards the offshore wrecks.

This month’s feature is Tailing Redfish

Beaufort Redfish - Fly Fishing in Beaufort, SC

Fishing for tailing redfish has got to be one of the most exciting ways to catch fish in the lowcountry, possibly in all of shallow water fishing. This type of fishing combines all fishing skills plus it is very similar to hunting in the way that you stalk the fish. Picture this; you’re on a pristine short grass flat, the water is rising and in the distance you hear water splashing and fish crashing around. As the water rises the splashing gets closer and closer until you look in the distance and see rings of water moving outward form a copper-blue tinged tail. Then another and another…and you realize that you’re in the middle of a hot tailing bite. The only question is can you keep a steady casting hand as your heart races harder with every tail that pops up. This is fishing for tailing reds.

Inshore Fishing

By this time of the year most of the cobia have left the river or are on their way out, but to take their place we have some great shark fishing and the beginning of the tarpon run. This is also a great month to work 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, flounder, redfish and ladyfish as they feed around the shell bars.

Offshore Wreck and Live Bottom Fishing

As cobia leave the sound they move out to the offshore wrecks. In general, the wrecks will hold large concentrations of these fish during this time of year. Along with cobia expect to catch sharks (some exceeding 200 plus pounds), king mackerel, jacks and various bottom fish. The live bottom areas hold a lot of bait this time of year and in turn a good number of game fish. Look to catch quite a few king mackerel and a mixed bag of grouper, snapper and jacks. 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 Shark Fishing

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Summer time offers us some excellent all around fishing and along with all of the fish we have had not trouble getting into toothy critters. Out on the wreck last week we hooked up a 200 pound hammerhead shark and put max pressure to break it off as we wanted to keep on cobia fishing. We have also been catching black tips in the 30-60 pound range and a number of nice duskies in the deeper waters of the Broad and Port Royal Sound. Changing gears we have been having a blast catching 20 plus pound bonnethead and black tip sharks in shallow water with light tackle spin and fly fishing gear! These sharks are powerful and fun and fun to catch for all anglers. Until next time, Catch em Up. Capt. Charlie

Shark Fishing in Beaufort, SC

Captain Charlie Beadon

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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 Cobia Fishing Report

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

With summer upon us the temperatures are heating up and so is the fishing. I have been doing a little bit of fishing on the inshore waters for trout, redfish and flounder. Overall, the inshore bite has been fair to good. I say fair because the bite has been somewhat inconsistent. I have had the best success using live minnows under a popping cork around the grass edges, creek mouths and oyster points. Switching gears I have been spending some time on the offshore waters fishing some of the local wrecks and live bottom areas and the bite has been on fire! We have been live bait fishing and drift fishing to catch some really nice cobia. Mixed in we have been catching good numbers of bull redfish, black sea bass, porgies, snapper, grouper and sheepshead. The only thing that has been knocking us out has been the wind… not to mention two named tropical storms in one week and we are still in May. Until next time, Catch em Up!

Beaufort, SC Cobia Fishing

Captain Charlie Beadon

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Cobia Fishing

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Beaufort, SC Cobia Fishing

We are in the middle of another cobia season here in the Beaufort and Hilton Head area. You can always tell when you go over the Broad River bridge and see 40 boats sitting on the rip. As it has been for the past two seasons the inshore cobia fishing is rather slow to say the least…I wonder if it has to do with everyone killing as many fish as they can while these fish come into the Port Royal Sound to spawn? For the past five years I have had a two fish per boat limit (rather than the state two per person) and now try to keep only the smaller males if possible. That aside, I have done some sight fishing in the river and found a few nice fish cruising over the past few weeks, but have done better over the offshore bottom areas. Offshore we have also been catching catching red snapper, sea bass, sharks among others.

Beaufort Cobia Fishing

Captain Charlie Beadon

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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 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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Beaufort Fishing Guide

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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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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.