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Features : Fishing Report Last Updated: Jan 30, 2013 - 9:31:21 AM


Redfish and Trout are feeding aggressively
By Greg Peralta
Jan 30, 2013 - 9:30:01 AM

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A few weeks ago, I switched to a new email and web site service provider.  Subsequently, my email and web site were lost in the outer reaches of the World Wide Web.  Thankfully, things are now fully operational. If I have been remiss in responding to a message, there is a high probability that I did not receive it.  I enjoy answering questions and sharing information, so please send your messages again.
Between bouts of wrestling with technology, the fishing has been quite good.  While the temperatures have returned to normal (chilly), the water is still pretty warm.  As such, Redfish and Trout are feeding very aggressively. Perhaps this is what happened to my email and web site.
The water temperature is now 54 degrees and falling. However, the forecast is calling for warmer than usual temperatures this week. So it looks like the fishing will be good for the next week or so. If the wind is calm, I recommend looking for Redfish in shallow water. At lower stages of the tide, they will typically be holding around marsh points and oyster bars. When the tide is high, the Redfish will move into the marsh. A good lure for target Redfish in both of these situations is a PaddlerZ on an eighth ounce flutter hook.  
I have been seeing decent numbers of Trout on the flats. However, the most consistent bite has been from fish holding on submerged ledges in 5 to 10 feet of water. Targeting fish on submerged ledges requires attention and a good depth sounder. Keep an eye on the sounder as you transit an area. When the fish are schooled up on a ledge, they are easy to see on the depth sounder. Once located, bouncing a quarter ounce jig tipped with a Bad Shad MinnowZ lure down the ledge should produce steady action.
The weather is nice and the fish are biting. Great incentives to set aside technology and go fishing.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at captaingreg@shallowwatercharters.com or (843) 224-0099.
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