|A nice Jack Crevalle can test your tackle|
Also, lots of 'regulars' a re showing up in July including big Jack Crevalle, especially in the southern waters of South Carolina. Use a plug that makes a splashy presentation when the sickle fins of the big jacks become visible on top of the water. Stout tackle is recommended in order to even up the equation in what is always a battle royale.
Offshore: Scott knows that while the spring dolphin bite has tapered off per usual now that it is july, the summer sailfish bite is starting to hit its stride with quite a few boats releasing 4 or 5 sails per day and getting 6-8 “shots” per trip. Some wahoo and a few blackfin continue to be found along the ledge, and out in the deep blue boats are still getting good numbers of opportunities at the man in the blue suit. Bottom fishing in 75-130ft has been producing great numbers of b-liners, triggers, etc as well as some large grouper for those dropping roscoe jigs and live baits.
In Charleston, remember to catch two big fishing tournaments this weekend - the Charleston Coastal Anglers inshore tourney is Saturday at the James Island Yacht Club. And the annual MegaDock Governor's Cup event runs Thursday, Friday and Satruday at the City Marina downtown.
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