Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lowcountry Saltwater Fishing Report - 4/12/2016

Fishing Report for the Coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina:
Black Drum caught and released at Charleston Jetties
Inshore Report: Scott Hammond from Haddrell's Point West states that Spring has Sprung! Strong reports of sheepshead,black drum and trout hint that the inshore bite is heading towards being wide open. Trout are being found in 4 to 7-feet of water using a DOA shrimp under a popping cork (or use live shrimp when available), and even some reports of topwater trout catches are surfacing. Remember to target specks near creek mouths, oyster rakes and steep banks that re-direct the current to create the moving water that trout prefer. Black drum are being found under docks and all around rock piles, with clam strips being the best bait to use right now. Sheepshead continue to bite fiddlers, oysters, crabs and live shrimp at nearshore reefs and the jetties. Redfish are transitioning out of their large winter schools and are spreading out in smaller pods around docks, bottom structure and shallow low tide flats. For the latest seminar information visit the Internet at Haddrell's Point.

Offshore Report: Scott reports that it's not quite Katy Bar The Door out there yet, but its coming soon. The fantastic wahoo bite in 150 to 300-feet of water has continued all winter long. And now some dolphin are beginning to show up, with blackfin tuna showing up in decent numbers too. Bottom fishing in 70 to 110-feet of water is still producing catches of large sea bass, triggers and a smorgasborg of grunts and pogies. Cut squid and the new Savage Squish are all you need to throw some tasty groceries in the fish box!

To view the previous Lowcountry Saltwater Fishing Report click here.

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