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Fishing conditions: Redfish have been grouped up in smaller pods and tailing during low water. Clean water and high sun will make for great sight fishing. Also watch for tails on flooded grass flats.
Inshore temperature: 81 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 81 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: The creeks and bays have lots of shrimp, minnows,finger mullet, and crabs. Fiddler crabs are out and the Redfish are tailing in the grass.
Fish species: Redfish
Fishing season: year round
Nearest airport: Charleston International
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 16 Pound Test
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Redfish WF
Best sinking fly line: Intermediate Full Sink
Charleston, SC is fast becoming one of the southeast’s hottest Redfish destinations. With many miles of waterway flats and shallow water bays from the Historic Charleston Harbor to the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, it’s a must do for shallow water anglers.
The marsh comes alive in the spring and summer with shrimp, mullet, crabs, menhaden and minnows supplying an endless food source for ...
Redfish. Also, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, along with seasonal Sharks and Tarpon are also available in the creeks, rivers, bays, and the front beaches feeding heavily on baitfish. The warmer months are great for sight fishing for “Tailing Redfish” on the shallow grass flats. These fish are nose down and tailing, feeding on crabs as the water rises and falls on the grass flats. Sunrise trips are also great for “crawlers”, Redfish in inches of water at low tide with their backs and tails exposed feeding aggressively during the first few hours of light.
Fall months are prime time for the lowcountry. The marsh is cooling off from the summer’s heat and the creeks and shallows are filled with bait. Excellent sight casting to Redfish at low tide as well as the flooded grass flats. Speckled Trout are abundant near creek mouths and oysters.
Winter is excellent for sight casting to large schools of Redfish in extremely clear water.
Cast around oyster mounds and points during low moving water for Redfish.. Also, look for fish along the grass edges as the tide rises and falls. Tailing Redfish are on the grass flats during the full and new moon cycles from April until October.
Low tides in the morning. Sunny days will make for great sight casting for both low and high water. Wind has been an issue lately. Spring time is here!