Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lowcountry Saltwater Fishing Report - 8/5/2014

Fishing Report for the Coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina:
Two Kings come to the scales at the
2013 Fishing For Miracles Tourney
Inshore: Scott Hammond at Haddrell's Point West shares that the silver king reigns in August! Yep, tarpon have begun to show up in good numbers recently and have been taking large live mullet, live menhaden, and cut baits fished around the tips of the jetties and around our inlets. Bull reds continue to provide solid action around the grillage and jetties as well, with numbers of Spanish holding just out side the jetties and inlets on the tidelines as well. Early mornings have produced some solid topwater action on trout and reds in the river, and some BIG flounder have hit the scales recently as big as 9lbs that were caught along rock piles on live minnows, live mullet, and jerkshads. For the latest seminar information visit the Internet at Haddrell's Point.

Offshore: Scott says while Red Snapper season was a huge success with some huge ARS being caught, just beacause Red Snapper are closed again does not mean that there is not still some excellent bottom fishing to be had. Solid numbers of grouper in 100ft have been found on live baits as well as butterfly style jigs and vermillions have been numerous in 80-90ft on squid and cigar minnows. The trolling side of things is still producing a handful of mid-sized wahoo along the ledge with the scattered dolphin thrown in the mix. Sailfish have been a little hit and miss, with the better reports coming from 350-450ft.

Recent tournament coverage includes the 20th Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tourney and the Edisto Governor's Cup Billfish Tourney.

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