Thursday, June 15, 2017

June Fishing

June fishing is just heating up.  With the huge schools of menhaden moving in many customers can expect to catch big redfish and big sharks.  The trout bite is also incredible.  Many keepers are being caught.  It's a great time to fish in Charleston!  Please visit my site for booking information.  www.exclusivefishingcharters.com

Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Saltwater Trout Fishing

The stronger west and south west winds from the last couple of weeks have actually helped out with trout fishing. With some surface movement of the water, the trout are hungry.  Mud minnows under a popping cork have proven to be deadly.  
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Big Sharks are Here!

I had a great trip shark fishing with customers last Sunday.  The bite was great with many different species of sharks landed!  An eagle claw 8/0 octopus circle hook is perfect for hooking these beasts right in the corner of the mouth.  Circle hooks provide an easier way to hook up with these toothy creatures without having to use wire.  As a circle hook sets perfectly in the corner of a sharks mouth, it provides a damage free opportunity for both the angler (tackle) and the fish.   The key to catching bigger sharks is bigger bait.  I prefer a whole live whiting or mullet on a float where the bait is about 4ft-6ft below the surface.  It gives the bait a better visibility to those surface feeding apex predators. I would recommend only putting 1 or 2 surface rigs out along with 2 Carolina rigs on the bottom.  You never know where they could be lurking.  Just remember to give the fish a couple of seconds to swallow the bait before you engage your reel.  For any questions about rigs or rigging techniques feel free to shoot me an email:  exclusivefishingcharters@gmail.com 

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Great June Sportfishing!

The last week has been awesome for the amount of big fish caught.  There are huge schools of bait are here and growing!  The bull redfish bite is great on both live bait and cut bait!   Please give us a call (843)709-6859 to book a charter or visit our website.  www.exclusivefishingcharters.com

Monday, May 30, 2016

Riding the Storm Out

Tropical storm Bonnie brought a good bit of rain to South Carolina and surrounding states.   Right before the storm proved to be excellent for bull redfish. After a last minute fishing charter cancellation, I decided to try my luck in 15-20 mph winds.  It was a very choppy boat ride on the ride out.  We finally got to the spot and within an hour we had already landed 3 nice bull redfish, a couple of black drum and more black sea bass than one could count.  After the seas started to become unmanageable we decided to head in for the day.  This just goes to show anglers how much of an influence that weather plays with fish behavior.  www.exclusivefishingcharters.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Artificial Baits For Early Season Sea Trout

It's a great time to be outside this time year doing anything.  Fishing for big speckled trout is especially great this time of year in Charleston, SC.  These fish enjoy hanging around structure near or around the inlets this time of year.  Artificial baits this time of year are very productive. The Zman slim swim is my go to grub. I prefer their smaller size rather than bigger grubs.  Work them at a slow pace. Whenever the tide is moving it usually triggers these fish to bite.  These fish are hungry this time of year!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

February Fishing

Fishing this time of year can be both frustrating and rewarding depending on the weather.  The redfish are schooled up tight on flats.  The fish are on these flats for two reasons: don't get eaten by dolphins and warmth.  These fish are very spooky this time of year.  Be very quiet when approaching these schools of fIsh.  Artificial lures and cut bait work well this time of year.  The sheepshead are still here and hungry!  Trout are still around but are very finicky due to cold temperatures.  These fish enjoy smaller baits worked very slowly.  A live shrimp on a Carolina rig works well year round! Feel free to check out our website!