Monday, March 31, 2014

Kiawah Reef Fishing

3/16 I had an afternoon reef fishing charter out of Kiawah.  Seas were flat so we made it to the reef in about 10 minutes.  Fishing was steady but not on fire, had a family of 4 who just wanted to catch something and the son really had high hopes of a shark.  Between the 4 of them they caught about 60 black sea bass, 3 sheepshead, and last fish of the day was a 4ft spiny dogfish shark which was the highlight of the trip for the young boy.  Was is still cold 54 at reef and 56 inshore.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Charleston Shark Fishing 3/14

Capt Fuss ran a trip on our other boat in Charleston Harbor today 3/14.  The trip was a quick 2.5 hour charter for the most action to keep the lines active for the kids.  They fished the jetties with a good winter time shark bite of smooth and spiny dogfish sharks on light tackle.

Kiawah Island Family Fishing Charter

3/14 I ran an afternoon fishing charter in the Kiawah and Folly River.   We tucked into some small creeks and mostly fished shrimp and blue crabs, to catch a good mixed bag.  Clients caught 8 redfish, 6 sheepshead, and 4 black drum: 5 of the fish were tagged so the clients will be getting some free SCDNR Fish Tagging t-shirts in the mail.

3/13 Kiawah Island light tackle redfish

3/13 had a quick 2.5 afternoon creek fishing charter, and the bite was steady.  My clients boated 9 nice redfish and 2 black drum.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Folly Beach Fishing Charter 3/11

I ran 2 quick trips out of Folly Beach on Tuesday March 11th.  Both were 2.5 hour creek fishing excursions.  Both trips were almost the same with Dads and Daughters fishing, and both trips started slow but ended well.  First charter was a dad and his special needs daughter, the bite started slow and she really wanted to see a dolphin, so we found a small pod of bottle nose dolphins and rode along with them enjoying the show.  We anchored up and fished for the last 30 minutes and hooked about a dozen sheepshead and got 4 in the boat for some quick pictures.  Didn't have great numbers of fish but the trip was a big success because as some as we hit the dock she asked when can the go again.  Next trip the water started to get in the grass and the bite started slow, until we found some hungry redfish.  My group hooked up with 6 reds and lost a few to structure , but we boated 4 nice fish in the 8-11 pound range.

Kiawah Family Fishing Charter 3/10

I ran a family fishing trip today out of Kiawah Island.  Water has started to warm up and the fishing is getting better.  We waited till 10 am to start the trip to let things warm up a bit, at first the trip started slow with not much action.  But we ended the 2.5 hour trip with some good redfish action , landing 7 redfish in the last 30 minutes.  All fish were in the 3-14 pound range, and Wes landing the big fish of the day on a piece of crab with a 33" 14 pound red.  All fish were tagged and released to fight another day.
Capt John Ward

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kiawah Island Corporate Fishing Charter
 3/3 Had some good repeat corporate clients out today.  We dodged a few quick showers and a riping 7ft tide.  The water finally started to warm up around 59-60 and the fish were happy.  We started out catching redfish and black drum before to tide backed out.  They boated 3 redfish and 2 black drum biggest around 6 pounds.  We left a strong bite because the tide was racing out and we were about to get stranded in a small creek.  So off to the main river we went, it took some bouncing around but found plenty of sheepshead around some docks and they boated about 25 in 2 hours.  Jim got the big one at 23" and 8 1/2 pounds.