Christmas Charter Deals Shallow Minded
I was going to make this offer on Cyber Monday, but just forgot about it. The Trout and Redfish bite has been so good that's what has had the majority of my attention. I am offering a Christmas Special of by one charter at regular price get the second at half price. You will get two half day trips for $525, and there are only 10 available. This would be a great gift for the fisherman/woman in your family Please call for more information, 843-458-3055.
We have seen an increase in the size of the Trout in certain areas and there remain to be plenty of smaller ones just about everywhere. DOA Shrimp or the new Voo Doo Shrimp have been our go to baits but I did catch 11 one day on small Clouser minnow flies. The warmer temperatures have the Redfish confused, we are usually catching them real shallow and the fish are in fairly large schools. This week we have had better luck fishing docks and deeper holes, more of a Spring like pattern. Berkley Gulp swimming mullet on Mission Fishin 1/8 oz. jigs have been the top producer for the Reds. Charter trips are starting to slow down but the fishing should remain solid for a few more weeks and if the weather doesn't get too cold we'll catch them all winter. Now that I have more time I am going to try and keep this report updated on a weekly basis, check back often. Catch you folks later.
"Quick Update" Shallow Minded
Just a quick update on what's happening on the local fishing scene. The Speckled Trout bite is on fire, we have caught over 50 in my last two trips with about half being keeper sized and the others just barely under. I believe that you could float a live shrimp down the ICW from Sunset Bridge to Little River Bridge and probably get a bite every 100 yards. We have been finding them with live shrimp and then switching over to DOA shrimp which have been producing larger fish. Don't put your rod and reels up yet there's still a lot of great fishing to be had. Catch you guys later.
Just a quick update to show some of the big Red Drum we have been catching at the Little River Inlet. The weather looks to be great for the upcoming week so give me a call if you want your shot at one of these fish.
"Running of the Bulls" Shallow Minded
Well folks it's here, the time of year all us fishermen have been waiting for, fall. Although it's not official until the 22nd, when you walk outside tomorrow morning there should be no doubt in your mind as the temperatures should be much lower than today. The Big Bull Reds have shown up in force on the jetty's and a live finger mullet drifted along the bottom should bring a quick hook up. Now is the time to go, don't wait, you need to go now if you want a good shot at one of these monsters. On the near shore reefs the Flounder bite has remained solid and live bait is as always the best choice. On some of my last trips we had a blast casting Storm Chug Bugs or Zara Spooks into the showering schools of bait and were rewarded with some really nice Spanish Mackerel. They always say life is about choices, dove season, deer season, football season, but for me the choice is clear, fishing season. Catch ya'll later.
"Pathfinder" Shallow Minded
I sure love fishing a Pathfinder Bay Boat, not only do they ride good, have comfortable seating, plenty of oversized bait tanks and lots of rod storage but they float and run super shallow. We have proven this time and time again when there are spots that are restricted during lower parts of the tide as we can simply run right over sand bars occasionally bumping bottom but safely arriving a good hour before anyone else can access them. Medium sized Redfish have been holding in solid numbers in the deeper holes in the shallow water creeks. These fish have been responding good to just about any live bait fished on or near the bottom. On the jetty's the Trout bite has been pretty decent and they just can't refuse live shrimp fished under a float. The Flounder fishing has also seen an improvement and the near shore reefs have been producing good numbers of nicer sized fish up to 6 lbs for us but some bigger have been caught by other boats. Larger live menhaden or mullet will work best for these flatfish. A few of the larger Bull Redfish have just started to show up in the inlet but not in really good numbers yet, cut bait or live menhaden soaked on the bottom are your best bet. Well their you have it folks, that's pretty much the fish skinny from this part of the world, until the next tide, we'll catch you later
Recent Pictures Shallow Minded
"Summer Time" Shallow Minded
Life is good here on the Grand Strand and the fishing ain't bad either. The backwater creeks have continued to produce good numbers of Redfish and quite a few nice Flounder. Dunn Sound, Bonaparte Creek and Tubbs Inlet have been my go to spots but never count out the Little River Jetty's as it is usually a very productive spot. Live Mud Minnows, shrimp and small Pogies are my baits of choice this time of year and it is best to fish them under popping corks or on a basic Carolina Rig. Capt. Mark Stacy, Capt. Greg and myself are all running steady but do have a few openings still available for the upcoming weeks. It is always best to call to check availability or for more information. Thank all of you that have fished with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Catch ya later.
June Report Shallow Minded
Well folks it's shaping up to be another great year, the weather has finally gotten right and the fish have been responding well. The flounder bite has been good with many keeper sized fish being caught. The Redfish are making a good showing out at the Jetties and although most are over the slot limit they are a blast to catch. There are quite a few Cobia around on the nearshore wrecks and reefs, we only venture out there when the wind is light and the seas are real calm. We still have a few open dates in June so give me a call and I'll get you hooked up, catch ya'll later.
"Mother Nature" Shallow Minded
I really think that Mother Nature has a sense of humor, she likes to throw us for a loop every now and then. The weather has been much cooler than what we normally have here this time of year. Despite the cooler temps the fishing is really good, Redfish and Black Drum have been the most common catches. It has not been uncommon for us to have double digit catches on a daily basis. Fresh shrimp or live mud minnows have been working well but the Blue Crabs are starting to shed and a chunk of soft shell crab is really hard for any of the Drum to refuse. The Flounder fishing is picking up but as usual the fish are small this month, look for more keepers to come in the weeks ahead. I'm ready for shorts, flip flops and warm weekends on Bird Island, hopefully that will come sooner than later, thank you for checking out my site and I'll catch you on another tide.
The weather has been awful here the past few weeks, it has seemed like January not like March or April. Yesterday and today have been much better and the forecast for the week is very promising. The fishing has been up and down for me, some days it has seemed we could do nothing wrong catching fish on every stop and some days we have struggled just to get our lines tight. Black Drum and Red Drum have been the most commonly caught and fresh or frozen whole shrimp fished on a 1/2 oz. Carolina Rig have been working the best lately. Last Friday we had a hard time even getting a bite in the morning and I actually tried to talk my afternoon charter out of going but am glad they did, we crushed them! Like I always say, you gotta go to know, it's just fishing. Catch you folks later.