Search
  Make Homepage | Add to Favorites
About the Paper
Staff
Pay Invoice Online
Media Kit
Contact Us
Sales & Marketing News
Island Life Photos
 
Mystery Photo
Writing Contest
Holiday Fiction
Photo Contest
Tennis / Golf
Island Swim Team
Community Links
What's Up
Editorial
Business
Sports
Home & Garden
Schools
Humor
Penny Pincher
Fishing Report
Internet News
Management Moment
Medical News
Movie Review
Fitness
Restaurant Review
Letters to Editor
Survey
Kid's Page
Pets
Archives


Features : Fishing Report Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013 - 9:12:40 AM


Warmer water temperatures increase fish count
By Greg Peralta
Jan 23, 2013 - 9:11:10 AM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Jeff Weldon caught this Redfish on a recent windy day.



Recently, the weather has been unusually warm and exceedingly windy. With water temperatures back in the upper fifty degree range, the fish are biting. However, fishing in a gale is not much fun (and kind of stupid).  As I am not a rocket scientist (and prone to do stupid things), I went fishing anyway. Not smart. Thankfully, I at least had the good sense to fish in a sheltered creek.  In the creek, the water was pretty calm but the wind was absolutely brutal. Working the trolling motor, making accurate casts and not falling out of the boat were nearly impossible tasks.  As such, I caught three docks, five trees and eight fish. Happy to report all were released without incident. The docks, trees, Trout and Redfish all found the MinnowZ Bad Shad simply irresistible. Take it from me; do not fish in a gale, unless of course, you enjoy catching and releasing trees!
The wind is forecast to moderate in the coming week.  If it does, fishing should be very good.  Look for Redfish and Trout to be actively feeding until the water temperature returns to a more typical range for January. Large schools of Redfish will be marauding finger mullet in the shallows. Trout will be feeding in deeper water around submerged ledges and channels.  If it remains windy, the dock and tree bite will really turn on. Unfortunately, they are so easy to catch it is not very sporting.
On Saturday, January 26 at 11 am, I will be conducting a seminar at the Charleston Boat Show.  If you want to learn more about using soft plastic lures to catch Redfish and Trout (and the occasional tree), please drop by. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at captaingreg@shallowwatercharters.com or (843) 224-0099.

© The Daniel Island News - All Rights Reserved
Site Credits : Charleston Marketing
top of page