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May fishing report for Charleston,SC

Capt. Chris Wilson
May 27, 2012
Charleston - Saltwater Fishing Report

Well with only a few days left till the end May I have to say it was a great month for fishing around the Charleston local waters.The Redfish bite has been good on the flats on the lower stages of the tides for the most part and the fish have been in some small/Medium size schools meaning from about 12 fish to 100 depending on the tides.We also have been seeing quite few Tailing Reds on the Flood Tides as well and it will only get better with the warmer months ahead!! For my Spin Tackle Anglers there has been some topwater action in the early morning hours and late afternoon on Skiiter walks or Spooks but the best action has been live bait such as Shrimp,Finger Mullet or Mud Minows fished under a float!! Cut bait is working well too,half Blue crabs or Cut Mullet fish on the bottom.My Fly Anglers have been doing well on the Flood Tides using Spoon Flies and Crab Patterns!! On the lower stages of the tides,the fish have begun pushing along the edges of the grass looking for Shrimp that have been force out of the grass because of the tide and is one of my Favorite time of the Year for anglers to see Redfish crawling on the prowl for something Eat and very Visual for Anglers!! Very well placed Fly/Lure will get Eaten!! Speckle Trout Bite has been good on the last couple hours of the incoming or the first couple of the out going using a float with live shrimp or DOA shrimp drifted over oyster bed or rock piles and the Topwater bit is good at 1st light or right before dark.This time of the year we see our Biggest Gator Trout of the Year!! Cobia's are still be caught on the Bouys and Wrecks and will continue for the next month.Big Bull Reds are being caught in the harbor and jetties on Live/Cut bait fished on the bottom.

Charleston Fishing Forecast:

The Tarpon should be showing up in the next few weeks and they will hang thru September with the primetime July/August.Large Menhadens schools will be moving up/down the beaches and inlets with Tarpons and lots of Black tips/Spinner Sharks on the prowl feeding on them in the months ahead. Tis the season for Redfish Tailing on the Flood Tides!!!

Target Species:

Redfish,Speckle Trout,Black Drum,Flounder,Cobia, Amberjack

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Year Round Fly/Light Tackle fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, BlackDrum and Flounder. Seasonal Species Jack Crevelle, Spanish mackerel, Cobia, Tarpon and a variety of Sharks. Vast miles of mud flats, tidal creeks, and beaches around Beautiful Charleston SC Capt. Chris is a Charleston Native and has been fishing SC local waters over 25 years and a Full Time Guide for 14 years!! Come see what The Low Country has to offer Fly/Light Tackle Anglers.

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FinAddict Charters
15 Krier Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-224-7462
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