Rick decided to scout today and ran up the Savannah River. IT was filthy
and unfishable. Made the run back to the sound in search of clear water
and found it. Tried a new spot and it was fish on! Limited on speckled
seatrout ( 15) all between 14 and 18 inches and kept 1 slot redfish as
well. Cleaned boat, gear and fish when I returned, gave away 1 bag of
filets and kept the rest to cook later this week. Trout bite was strong.
Water temp in the savannah river was 56 and it was 62 and clear in the
Sound. I don't get to fish by myself much, so this was a good day. Used
my personal equipment today as well a 7ft 9 inch Black mangrove rod, quantum
smoke reel and a t-bolt clacker, that I made. I make 90% of all the terminal
tackle used on our charters.
Jeremy had a 5 hour charter today. It was part of a 4 boat charter for
Jesse and his family. Tides were springing again due to the full moon
and the North wind. Trip departed at 8am and all the boats caught about
the same amount. Mostly redfish. Capt. Jeremys group had 1 slot size red
and 1 over the slot and a short trout and a keeper whiting. Tide was up
in the grass for the majority of the trip. Capt. Jeremy said all 3 of
his anglers were excellent and a pleasure to fish with.
Rick had a 5 hour charter today with Jack, Michael, and Scott. It was
very windy and cool this morning when we departed at 7am. Water temp was
65 and stayed about that all day. We released 15 - 20 short trout and
kept 12 Speckled seatrout and 4 blue fish for a meal. Considering the
high west winds, the water was clear and that helped alot. Speckled seatrout
are predators and depend on sight to feed. We had a couple of 18 inch
trout that pulled drag. All in all a good day of fishing . Capt Jeremy
took Jack and Michael this summer and we were very happy they came back.
Rick had a cancellation today, so we changed the propeller on the boat,
took a quick run over to Marshside Mammas' on Dafuski Island. We did a
little exploring, had a nice lunch and stopped at a couple of drops to
see if we could catch anything. 2nd stop , 2nd cast, had a bait shrimp
slammed by a bull redfish. We were anchored in 3 foot and fishing in 1
foot. It was nice to fight a fish instead of just guiding today. Pam got
out the net and we boated, measured , revived and released a 26.5 inch
Dafuski Island, S.C. redfish. Cruised on back to the office. Water temp
was 64 and the air temp was 50 when we departed.
Rick had a 2 person 5 hour charter today with Doy and Chad. We departed
at 7am and the air temp was 54 and the water temp was 66. No wind or rain
today which was very nice. Air warmed up as did the water. Water temp
was 68 when we returned around 1 pm. Had a great day of catching. Kept
7 redfish, 6 speckled seatrout, 1 whiting and 3 bluefish. The largest
trout of the day was a solid 20.6 inches and we released a 24.5 inch Redfish.
Also had a couple of 18 inch speckled seatrout. Caught and released about
18 speckled seatrout that were not quite 13 inches. All in all a great
day on the water with a couple of excellent anglers.
Rick had a 2 person 6 hour charter today with John and Dave. Departed
around 6:45 am andgot back to the marina around 2pm. We had a fairly good
fishing day, that started out with almost 0 visibility due to the fog.
Water temps have crept back up to 75 , hence we had to deal with some
fish that we were not targeting. Dave caught a nice Blowfish that we sent
back and John caught a couple bonnethead sharks. We had about 18 specks
that were just a 1/4 inch short, but did keep 9 speckled sea trout, 2
redfish and 1 whiting for a meal. All other fish were released healthy.
I have had the pleasure of fishing with these guys for the last 5 years
and it was good to see them again and looking forward to next time!
Rick had a 2 person 4 hour charter today with Randy and Tom. We hit the
speckled seatrout within the first 15 minutes after getting to the fishing
area. We were on them up until the tide got high, a 9 ft tide today. No
reds or bluefish today only trout. We released about 30 that were borderline
and they kept 9 nice ones for a meal. They were excellent anglers and
had conservation as a priority. Water temps have crept up to 71 and the
clarity was stained at best. Wind was 15 out of the south.
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