Fall fishing is almost over with winter not far off. The holiday season is almost upon us and the fishing is going to be changing as well. This fall was good for fishing inshore. There was plenty of bait in the creeks and plenty of fish eating them. We had some really good trips for bull reds, sheepshead and sharks this fall. The sharks will be gone for the most part until next spring but there will be some sharks off the coast during the winter. Reef fishing this fall was always productive but the size of the sea bass were small overall. Hopefully the winds will be calm this winter and we can get out to the reefs again soon.
The summer of 2014 has come and gone. This summer, the fishing was pretty good but the trout bite was not what it has been in the past. We had more shark fishing charters booked this year so the trout were not targeted as much. The Sheepshead fishing was consistent all summer and should be even better once the waters start to cool. The fall fishing in the Charleston-Kiawah areas is some of the best fishing of the year. Water temps are the key. The cooler the waters get, the better the fishing unless it gets too cold and the bite just shuts off but that doesn’t usually happen until after the new year. This summer was a really good year for larger sharks than normal both in the river and just offshore.