Pre-hurricane fishing reels in a surprising catch!

Last week, my fishing time was limited by the approach of Hurricane Irma. When I did manage to get out, fishing was pretty good. On the Cooper River side of Daniel Island, Trout have been numerous and keeper-size. The most productive lures have been a Z-Man StreakZ 3.75 (Blue Back Herring) on a 3/16-ounce finesse jig and a Z-Man TRD on a 1/6-ounce mushroom head jig. The Trout have been congregating around small creek drains on the falling tide.

Flounder have also been reliable catches in Clouter and Yellow House Creeks (using the same lures and in the same locations). It seems both the Trout and Flounder gather in creek mouths to feast on shrimp and minnows being swept out by the falling tide. One of the Flounder that I caught and released was piebald (semi-albino looking). It was a surprising and unusual catch. The first piebald fish I have ever caught (and I fish a lot)!

By the time you read this, Irma will be gone. Hoping that you got through the storm OK and are ready to go fishing.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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