Fishing has been on and off during the last week. On the other hand despite an indifferent fishing lots of bait is showing up in feeder creeks. Tons of bait will likely mean good fishing when wind and rain abates. Despite less than ideal conditions there were some reports of redfish and seatrout caught. Good catches were five to ten fish Shrimp is available at Adams Bait shop. Nonetheless shrimp can be difficult to find this of the year so you might want to call ahead.
The Lowly Whiting
The lowly whiting is a pretty nice fish and definitely a sign of Spring. Some of the first whiting caught were reported last week. The numbers are small but these fish are starting to move! Lots of rain can keep bait fish from entering the sounds. As rains abates expect bait to push in. Large schools of small menhaden were present in the Wilmington River. Twice we hooked into a flounder while bottom fishing the river. Bait fish and whiting will bring in sharks as well lots of other fish.
Seatrout activity is picking up! Chuck at Cransman said there have been good catches in the Vernon River on speck rigs! Every fishermen has his favorite color so ask Chuck what’s hot. Fishermen have been catching seatrout on tsunami black/silver mullets. Action in the Savannah River has been slow with not many fishermen venturing in that direction due to poor water conditions.
Tides for the coming week look good for redfish and sheepshead!
Good Fishing! Capt. Jack McGowan