Pre- and post-storm fishing can net good results

The approach of Hurricane Dorian kept me off the water for most of the week. When I did get out, the redfish and trout were hungry and plentiful. Given the extremely low King tides, it was a bit like fishing in a barrel. With tides running about a foot lower than normal, redfish and trout were concentrated in deeper holes and creek channels. Catching them was simply a matter of finding which hole or channel they we trapped in and casting a Z-Man StreakZ 3.75 into the area. I don’t know if the approaching storm or the King tide made the fish feed so aggressively. However, at the time, I frankly did not care. I was having some good pre-storm fun. At the end of the trip, I pondered whether to prepare the boat for the storm or keep it readily available to fish. Preparation won the coin toss. Of course, for the next few days, I regretted that decision.

Over the years, the first week after a big storm has brought phenomenal fishing. I guess because the fish could not eat during the storm and are making up for lost meals. Regardless, once weather conditions allow, I plan to go fishing. If you decide to give it a try, please remember there will be a lot of floating debris in the water. Some of it will be large enough to seriously damage your boat. So, be vigilant while underway.

The King tides will continue into next week. Highly concentrated and super hungry, post-storm fish will provide unbelievable catching opportunities. After Dorian, I hope to see you out there!

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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