Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lowcountry Saltwater Fishing Report - 1/13/2015

Fishing Report for the Coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina:
I am now in a DOA ad in Europe - Photo from 2012 trip
Inshore Report: Scott Hammond at Haddrell's Point West shares that while the calendar may say that we are in the heart of winter, the fishing is more indicative of a late fall bite! It's mid-January but the trout are chomping like its still November. DOA shrimp deadly combo with a popping cork is always a good option. Or go with a Zman Slim Swimz or a Glass Minnow jerk shad fished in 5 to 10-feet of water along creek mouths, shell rakes, and rock piles. Specks in the 14 to 18-inch range are very common with gator trout being reported only every so often. Redfish continue to be found in large schools on shallow low tide flats, and mud minnows or Gulp shrimp can both be a productive option. Sheepshead are eating up fiddler crabs at local bridge pilings and at the jetties, and are always reliable when other species seem to be lethargic due to winter weather. For the latest seminar information visit the NEW website at Haddrell's Point.

Offshore Report: Scott says that a handful of nice calm days in the past stretch has led to some outstanding bottom fishing reports, including those aboard the Prowess that scored big time on the triggerfish with one approaching eight-pounds. Large sea bass continue to be found in 60 to 90-feet of water. Winter trolling along the ledge still brings in a few wahoo and blackfin tuna can be found in 150 to 250-feet of water. Fuel prices continue to drop and offshore anglers are starting to get new line on all reels in order to be ready for any breaks in the weather.

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