Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lowcountry Saltwater Fishing Report - 7/14/2015

Fishing Report for the Coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina:
A few blue marlin are still being encountered offshore
Inshore Report: Scott Hammond at Haddrell's Point West shares that hitting the middle of July means one thing to many anglers - The Time Has Come to Fish for The Silver King! Tarpon are showing up in the inlets, around the jetties and behind shrimp boats. They are eating live menhaden, live crabs, large mullet and sometimes a size large Hogy artificial bait can be pitched to them with success. Remember, late evenings and early mornings are when the 'poons are typically feeding more aggressively. Also hanging around in the inlets are plenty of large bull redfish, and they are always willing to take a chunk of mullet or a live bait. A decent trout bite is still ongoing, and the size of the specks ain't too shabby. Flounder reports have been spotty (no pun intended) but those that have found the flat fish are doing some good business both with live minnows on a hook, and with the tip end of a gig. Topwater enthusiasts are having some great luck early mornings at daybreak throwing walk-the-dog style baits against shell rakes and creek mouths. An 'IMA Skimmer' is hands down Scott's favorite topwater deceiver. For the latest seminar information visit the Internet at Haddrell's Point.

Offshore Report: The Dog Days of Summer are here according to Scott, and anyone else who has been outside lately! The trolling bite has really slowed down, except maybe for some nice wahoo being found in 150 to 500-feet of water. A few bull dolphin are still being encountered, including a 52-pound mahi caught by Reel Interest. Some of those big dolphin have been lost behind the boat, and with the slowdown in total action, those stories back on the dock have been more painful to relay. Bottom fishing in 60 to 110-feet of water is producing large sea bass, b-liners, triggers and AJ's. Cut squid is always a go to for bottom critters but a vertical jig like the BWC Roscoe works good for larger fish. Congrats to Artemis for winning the MegaDock Governor's Cup Tournament.

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