Trout, redfish and flounder are all biting

***image1*** Daniel Island Fishing Report

Thanksgiving morning was cool and windy. The brutal conditions had me asking myself, do you really want to fish today? My doubts were short lived and I launched the skiff around 8:30. The tide was low. The water was very clear and 57 degrees. Rather than fight the wind, I planned to fish leeward banks of tree lined creeks.

The first spot I tried was perfect. A high bank and trees blocked the wind and I could see a couple of redfish moving up the flat towards me. Due to the windy conditions I was fishing a 3/8 ounce jig head and a Gulp Shrimp body. The size of this rig and the splash it makes entering the water requires a presentation 5-10 feet ahead of the fish. Targeting the larger of the two reds, I cast well in front of the oncoming pair. Both fish immediately surged forward and naturally the smaller one found the lure first. After a short a fight, I released the 25 inch redfish.

Watching it swim away, I noticed another school of his buddies just out of casting range. I made a long cast and waited for the school to close the distance to my lure. While waiting, an unseen fish decided to eat the Gulp Shrimp. The mystery fish turned out to be a 20 inch trout. Two casts and two fish! The hot bite continued until I left the flat around 10:30.

Trout, redfish and flounder are all biting very well. Adjust your tactics to match the conditions and hang on!

Freshwater Fishing Report at Lake Moultrie

Largemouth Bass: Fair, cast spinnerbaits, plastic worms and lizards along docks and structure. Also cast Rattletraps and Rapala lures around Pinopolis Point and Old Hatchery. Striped Bass: Fair, casting and trolling. Some schooling reported. Night fishing picking up. Crappie: Excellent, using crickets and small to medium minnows around fish attraction areas and brush piles. Some crappie being caught on the bed with minnows and jigs. Catfish: Excellent, 9 to 15 feet deep using cut herring, stink bait, chicken livers and shiners 9 to 20 feet deep near the bottom dike edges and around the dam. Bream: Excellent, try using crickets and redworms, nightcrawlers around fish attraction areas and banks. Shellcrackers: Good. Try using crickets and redworms along the banks in river runs and along points, possibly in canals.

Salterwater Fishing Report at Folly Beach Pier

Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. April through October. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Nov. Open 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Dec. through Jan. Spottail caught with shrimp and cut mullet. Whiting also caught with shrimp.

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Daniel Island, SC 29492 

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