Thursday, July 10, 2014
There is no doubt about it, it’s been a very warm summer so far.
The high temperatures can sometimes put a bit of a damper on the fishing season. Though it doesn’t seemed to have slowed things down too much.
Early morning and later evenings when it’s a little cooler may be your best bet for now.
Not surprisingly the couple hours north or south of tide change seem to be producing some good results with both the Flounder and the Redfish.
Offshore we’ve seen plenty more Dolphin and Wahoo and even more Billfish out of Georgetown. It is still looking good out there.
Georgetown Landing and Marina (843-546-1776) has had some decent action lately.
June 28 saw the Blue Sky, Nauti Girl, Critter Gitter and Skip Jack take to the water despite some less then ideal conditions. They braved the elements to produce 14 Dolphin, 3 Wahoo, 1 Tuna and Nauti Girl released a Sailfish. Yet another Billfish out of Georgetown.
Perry’s Bait and Tackle (651-2895) is reporting that the Flounder bite is still solid out of the creeks with the fish continuing to really tear up live bait.
As mentioned before tide change is definitely the time to be out on the water.
Redfish are being a little less picky than the Flounder lately. They’ve been biting on Sand Fleas, Blue Crab chunks, shrimp and different Mullet and minnows.
As usual, they can be found both in the deep holes in the creeks and out in force at the jetties.
They also tend to frequent oyster beds and take shelter in tall grass or near structures.
Blues and Spanish are still hitting hard from the shore, the piers and also offshore.
Quite a few of the Spanish being caught are keepers. Whiting are biting well at all the piers and out of the surf as well.
Black Drum are still showing up in decent numbers in the creeks. They are also showing up near the sea wall and especially by the jetties.
They’ve mostly been biting on fiddler crabs shrimp and other live baits to this point. They are also showing up at most piers including Garden City.
Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters reports that they’ve really been killing it with the Red Drum lately, seeing some really nice catches from most charters.
Garden City Pier (843-651-9700) had another good week with some keeper-sized Flounder and some nice Black Drum. Spots are still biting.
Some nice Whiting, Perch and Blues are still being caught.
The Spanish are showing up from the end of the pier. The usual small sharks, skates and rays are still abundant.
Sheepshead are a constant presence around the jetties and biting around any kind of artificial structure. They seem to like fiddler crabs or shrimp a lot.
They are also showing up offshore at the 10 Mile Reef and the Pawleys Island Reef.
Good luck out there!