Redfishing is a year round experience here in SC, winter offers gin clear water with the reds schooled up in creeks trying to avoid the hungry dolphins while warming up over the warm pluff mud. Our summer reds are a bit more spread out spending their days blowing up on schools of baitfish and waiting on the King tides so they can get up into the fields of spartaina grass to eat crabs. These tides offer anglers the chance to sneak up of big reds feeding nose down in the mud with their tails flashing and waving out of the water. Late fall is an amazing time as this is when our schools of giant bull reds start to come in. Come see what it's like to have a 40" plus fish peel the drag off our Penn reels in an attempt to either tire you out or destroy tackle. The pure brute strength of these bull reds is spectacular. Nothing is finer than a Carolina sunrise in Winyah bay on the hunt for the master of the bay!
Spring and fall offer outstanding fishing for our Speckled trout. Casting live shrimp and D.O.A shrimp under a popping cork will bring these guys running in for a surprise attack. A topwater trout bite will surely be on hand early in the morning. Often caught while fishing for Reds trout are great table fare.
Black drum are another of the drum species we have here in SC. While reaching upwards of 80 lbs most are in the 2 lb to 15 lb range in Winyah bay and Murrells inlet but still offer that drum fight! Cut bait and shrimp on a bottom rig is the ringing dinner bell these guys are looking for.
Tarpon, well he needs no introduction! While this isn't Florida, South Carolina does get into some of the migratory action with 100 lb silver kings moving into the bays fattening up on bait fish on their pit stop in Winyah before continuing on their way. Come try your hand at making the perfect silent cast into a school of rolling tarpon and then hold on as this aerial acrobat does its thing.
Dun, dun,............dun,dun........is that a fin, what's that shadow, why are all the bait fish fleeing and jumping out of the water, what's happening? Its, its, a Shaaaaaark! Your rod goes from relaxing enjoying its bask in the sun to straining it's back as the tip dives for the water! A shark has grabbed a morning snack and is heading back to the deep water where he came from. Do you have what it takes to turn him around and gain some line back? Let's see. Sometimes the game fish aren't in the mood to eat or maybe you have never had the opportunity to do battle with these predators but it doesnt matter right now your locked into a man vs beast fight!
Big ol doormats as we call them around here like to lurk in the creeks and back waters of the inlets and creeks. If table fare is what your looking for, besides the trout its hard to beat the taste of fried flounder!
Besides our major game fish caught in the bays and creeks, Ladyfish (poor mans Tarpon) black sea bass, Pompino, Jacks, Sheephead, Huge rays and others inhabit the area and are often caught.