'March Madness' applies to fishing, too!
In the Lowcountry, we are blessed with great fishing pretty much year-round. However, March is a different story. Wild swings in the weather and consistently windy conditions make March my least favorite month to fish. Last week, the wind was simply awful. It kept me off the water for a couple of days. When I did fish, the wind made me wish I had just stayed home. Given the tough conditions, I decided to try casting a new (to me) lure, a Rapala XR10 suspending jerk bait with my new Shimano Zodias and Curado 70XG bait casting outfit. The XR10 weighs more than the lures that I typically use but the extra weight made casting in the gale much easier. Trout and redfish consistently hit the lure on a twitch and pause retrieve. Most of the strikes came on the pause when the lure was sitting still. Fishing in March can be tough but it sure beats not fishing at all!
On April 21, I will be teaching a fishing class at the Pierce Park Pavilion from 10 a.m. until noon. My topic will be “4 Things You Can Do to Catch More Fish.” After the class, there will be hands-on breakout sessions for tying knots, casting instruction and rigging soft plastic lures. A BBQ lunch will also be served. Ankona Boats and Salt March Skiffs will have a few of their skiffs available for demo rides after lunch. The class is free. However, I am asking attendees to consider a donation to the Lucy Boyle Memorial Fund or the ReSpeck Initiative (that is working to rebuild our trout fishery after the massive winter die-off). Seating for the event is limited. Please confirm attendance via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Captain Greg Peralta at email@example.com or call (843) 224-0099.