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8/19/01 02:34 PM
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South Carolina Weekly Shallow Saltwater Fishing Report
Week of 08-12-01 through 08-18-01

We had some pretty good fishing this past week. Several trips using live bait and artificials managed to find some reds and get them to feed. One trip caught 9 reds with the two largest at 8 ½ lbs. and 1 black drum and two flounder. The last trip of the week used live bait and caught 10 reds. These were mostly small ones, and the largest that day was 4 ½ #. Funny thing about the smaller ones, we caught them in the exact spot where we normally expect to catch larger fish. A couple of weeks ago, we caught some really big ones here. On that trip, the big one was 14 1/4 #. On another trip where the client wanted to catch flounder, we caught 8 trout and 7 flounder. Yet another group wanted to catch some big sharks, and we hooked into some that we could not hold on our medium weight tackle. One spinner (around 5' long) bit through our 80# test wire leader after jumping a time or two. Another managed to spool our big Shimano reel of 350 yards of 30# test line before we could get the anchor up and give chase. Another bit through the leader and on the last one, the hook simply pulled early in the fight. These big sharks are fun to hook, but they sure are rough on tackle. Knowing that there are some large ones in our “shark holes”, next time, I’ll have tackle on the boat that will bring them in.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week produced some good high (tailing) tides late in the evening. We saw flyrodders out in numbers each evening, but we didn’t find any that caught any real numbers of fish. Several guys had one each, and one said he had caught 2 one evening. Our flyrodders didn’t do much better, but the light tackle guys caught 3 one evening using the old faithful Johnson spoon with a white trailer hooked on. Of the three, the largest was 7 ½ #. We saw some larger ones, but just couldn’t get lined up to catch them.

Totals for the week were: Reds totaled 24 with the largest at 8 ½ #. Trout totaled 15 with most of them being small to mediums. Other fish caught were flounder, blues, and ladyfish.

Thanks, Gene Dickson
Delta Guide Service http://www.deltaguideservice.com
Georgetown, SC
1-843-546-3645
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS: Delta-Guide-Service@sc.rr.com




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