Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flat Spot Charters fishes McClellanville

Captain Jamie Hough agreed to head North for a day of redfishing in the pristine waters of Cape Romaine, in order to hook up with McClellanville resident Ronnie Pitts. Clear skies, calm winds and medium-hot conditions meant that it was time to 'mash up' the redfish on the other side of Muddy Bay. With the ocean breakers within earshot, my second cast to the 'flat spot' drew an immediate strike and the big spot-tail headed into the grass. This fish would eventually break me off, but Capt. Hough educated me about how to fight that fish the next time - and I went to school on the previous error and ended up with the largest red of the day, a 32-inch whopper! Redfish queen Amy Little reeled in a 26-incher and had other numerous bites that gave her 'a little trouble.' Captain Hough will work hard to make sure that his customers are on the fish, and he will not rest until the fish are fooled. When my unattended fishing line got eaten up by the trolling motor, there was no griping, he just took off the blade and cut out the line so that we could get back to fishing. We saw quite a few redfish in the area that we fished today, and at the last stop of the day the redfish school stretched for about 100 yards. Want to know where we left em? Better visit....

PhotosByJeffDennis: Amy Little and Capt. Hough with a nice McCelellanville redfish; Jamie poles his 22-foot Sterling Pro Flats boat onto the 'sheepshead flats'; LowcountryOutdoors and a daymaker redfish that took me into the grass but did not break me off!

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