South Carolina Weekly Shallow Saltwater Report
South Carolina Weekly Shallow Saltwater Fishing Report Week of 04-08-01 through 04-14-01
I do believe summer is finally here. The water has warmed a good bit, and the flounder are here in good numbers. We also started to catch some trout this past week and we've been seeing more scattered reds up in the shallows. It's still been windy on a couple of the days but not so bad we couldn't fish. We had a couple of days where we used live bait, and a couple more where soft jerk baits paid off really well on the reds. We used a "Carolina rig" with a clear/metalflake Power Shad, fished slowly in the tall grass, and they loved it. This is a really good rig to use when the fish are a bit spooky. It comes through the grass very slowly and can be fished with no weight at all. We normally tie it on with a 30# mono leader rigged to a stiff rod loaded with 20# test Fire Line. But, even then, we loose a few of the big ones that get so wound up in the grass that they can break or tear off.
Totals for the week: Nine reds with most of them in the 5 to 8 pound size and one at 9.5# and the largest at 12# (out of the grass). Trout totaled 13 and most were around 1.5# with one at 3# and 3 small flounder.
A thought for the day! Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his deathbed, "Gee, if I'd only spent more time at the office!"
Thanks, Gene Dickson Delta Guide Service http://www.deltaguideservice.com/ Georgetown, SC 1-843-546-3645