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Fishing Reports by Local Anglers

Tue Jun 08 2021

Trout Love Sandbars

Every time I see a sandbar, I want to get out of the boat and wade fish it for trout. I've had the most success on points where current runs around/over the points. I like to cast into the current and work my bait back toward the sandbar. That's just a personal preference. With all the good fishermen on this site, I'm reluctant to offer much fishing advice, as I feel like I should be getting advice instead of giving it. With that said, I'm always glad to answer any particular questions anyone may have about techniques, tackle, etc. that may be productive. I almost always throw a Vudu Vixen by Egret Baits. Color doesn't seem to matter much, but I'm biased in favor of white with a chartreuse tail. I usually throw a 1/4 oz. jig head, but if the current is swift or the wind is an issue....OR on the occasions that I'm fishing deeper water, I'll go to a 3/8 oz. jig head. I think it is really important to maintain a tight line so you can stay in touch with your bait, and sometimes a heavier jig head helps maintain contact. I've used these same baits and techniques with good success on the South Carolina coast, so don't think it can't be done where you are. I've done it on every coast I've fished. Trout are trout...and they don't know one coast from another. Some buddies from up near Santee came and fished with me recently. They picked up on wade fishing very quickly. One friend was even introduced to the "tax collector." The young lady is a very good. Harold Wilcox
Mon Jun 07 2021

Wading for Trout

Big trout are biting! Had a couple of Low Country buddies come do some wade fishing. The stars lined up and the winds died down just enough. All fish were caught on a Vudu Vixen by Egret Baits. Color was white with chartreuse tail. Harold Wilcox
Sun Jun 06 2021

Jetties, Cute-l-ass-fish - Youngen Style

After oldest youngen had walking pneumonia last week, the wifus went under the knife, youngest youngen caught a stomach bug this week, finally oldest youngen caught the same bug Friday night.......time to find my peace of mind before I loose my cool, the request was put in by my oldest youngen could we please go fishing. It will make me feel better. I may not be a doctor by anybody's standards but dad power runs through my veins and I can whip up an antidote with a rod and reel. We headed to the reef and cut it short at the jetties to prevent any chumming from taking place. We got into several 3 1/2' ladyfish which spun my youngen all around the boat and this had me hollering is this fun or what!!! Then we got into these "Cutlassfish" which most were also well over 3'. Probably could have taken a better pic but couldn't see due to reflection from the sky on my phone. Over 45 fish caught from this youngen so she is already on the road to recovery. Fun trip once again - Youngen Style"If you can't fix a woman, chase some tail with fins and fur!!!" 2008 Sea Pro 1900cc w/115 (2) Daughters that make the boys cry (1) wife that makes her husband take the kids outdoors to chase their dreams!"If you can't fix a woman, chase some tail with fins and fur!!!" 2008 Sea Pro 1900cc w/115 (2) Daughters that make the boys cry (1) wife that makes her husband take the kids outdoors to chase their dreams!
Wed Jun 02 2021

Folly to Edisto June Report Capt John Ward

The water is warm and the days are getting longer, its June, variety has been the name of the game since all of our summertime seasonal species have arrived back into our local waters. The school of redfish have broken away from their huge schools and are now on the move and in much smaller groups, the bite on the flats have slowed down, but the lower tide deeper water structure bite has heated up. We have switched from shrimp... you can read the rest of this great report here CAM Charleston
Sat May 29 2021


Took my Daughter and one of her friends to Bull's Bay today. Got a few Crabs for bait from my brother in law's trap, then tried our luck. Never fished for them before, and we had a good time with them.


Today's Tides

5:27 AM
0.5 ft
11:22 AM
4.3 ft
5:21 PM
0.4 ft
11:33 PM
5.6 ft

Tuesday's Tides

6:09 AM
0.4 ft
12:07 PM
4.4 ft
6:08 PM
0.5 ft

Charleston Fishing Discussions


My Crab Traps have finally seen their better days. The price of crab traps in my normal stores has gotten so expensive. Does anyone know of locals that make the crab traps and will sell to individuals? Also, would they sell parts so that traps can be repaired?


Does anyone know how the king tide effects Capers Island camping? We plan on camping there the 24th of June and their calling for king tides. I'm thinking there may not be much of any beach to camp on during the king tide. Any response would be appreciated. Thanks Traveling by pontoon. Getting stuck high n dry is also a concern.


Mon May 31 2021

Have located some pretty productive bottom numbers in 90-100ft towards Edisto Banks, but have never anchored, always drift. Conventional wisdom seems to hold for bigger/better fish such as keeper grouper, anchoring is more productive. Reckon it's time to mature a bit and try anchoring. Running a Lewmar windlass with 600ft rode - anything on the bottom in that area and depth on which I might lose my anchor? Obviously you don't know the exact loc., but in general is the bottom out in the gen area hazardous to anchoring?


Wed May 19 2021 Boats under 26ft now required to wear on plane. I thought this was always a thing already? I try to wear mine pretty regularly, even when it's not convenient... errorFishing Nerd "No bar, no pinball machines, no bowling alleys, just pool... nothing else." ...well, some fishing too!


About five years ago I was fishing with my business partner Ralph and Joey P. from Z-Man Fishing in the springtime in Charleston and by all accounts we were having an average day of catching. The catch could not have been too memorable because I can’t recall many details, however, that was all to change suddenly... Read this great article by David Fladd from Eye Strike Fishing Here: CAM Charleston

Fishing Weather for Charleston, SC

83 °F

80° | 73°


Wave Direction

ESE (115°)

Wave Height

1 ft

Wave Period

8 s

Wind Speed

7 kts (SSW)