Young anglers prove future of fishing is bright!

As time allows, I try to take neighborhood kids fishing. Last Friday, July 27, Jude and Luke joined me for an afternoon trip. We were originally scheduled to fish the day before. However, a strong afternoon thunderstorm convinced us to wait for a better weather window.

The weather on Friday was not great but there was a sufficient break in the rain to get a little fishing in. We launched the skiff into the last of the falling tide. Given all the rain, water clarity was poor. This made fishing with lures much more challenging. It turns out, Jude and Luke were up to the challenge.

Fishing (or should I say catching) started out a bit slow. Jude and Luke were troopers. They kept on casting and retrieving their lures like professional anglers. When the tide began to rise, the bite improved. As cooler and more clear water from the harbor entered the creeks, trout began to feed. This is when all the practice casting and retrieving the lures paid dividends. Jude and Luke began catching doubles. On one occasion, we even had triples.

The bite was still going pretty well when our weather window closed. Dark clouds and a cool breeze told us that a thunderstorm was beginning to form. By the time we reeled in our lines and got ready to run, we could see lightning and rain off in the distance. Thankfully, we were close to the boat landing and made it back well before the thunderstorm arrived.

The older I get, the more I think about the next generation of anglers. After fishing with Jude and Luke, I would say the future of fishing is bright. Very bright indeed.

Contact Captain Greg Peralta at or call (843) 224-0099.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

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