Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring 2014

The waters around Kiawah Island are starting to warm and the fishing will be more productive as the waters continue to warm from a very cold winter season. We are catching sheepshead around docks and pilings whenever we target them and that pattern will continue all year inshore. The warmer the waters get, the more varieties of fish can be caught. Sharks will be inshore soon as well as many other species. Baitfish, such as mullet and menhadden, will be arriving and the fish will be targeting these for food. Fishing with live or cut shrimp in the spring can land a mixed bag of fish from Sharks to Reds. Fishing along the shorelines is best for reds and trout while out in the deeper waters for sharks and rays.

 

 

 

Winter 2014

We have fished every month this winter in a variety of conditions both inshore and  the nearshore reefs. We have had many trips with few fish caught but we have been able to land something each time out. The cold water temps have made for some tough fishing. Many times we have seen fish but they would not eat anything we tried. Once the waters started warming, those same areas and schools of fish have started eating again.  The Kiawah River fishing will only get better as the waters warm.

Fishing on the  nearshore reefs just off the coast of Kiawah Island has not been what it has in the past years.  We have caught something each time out, but normally the bite is steady all day out there on the reef. Black Sea Bass, Sheepshead, Redfish, Rock Bass have made up our catches and the Weakfish, Black Drum, Spadefish will be on the reefs by the end of spring. Cobia may show up depending on how fast our waters warm but will be here by May or June.