Hey Fishing Fam! Captain Stephen here with your weekly fishing report.
With the Fall cold front pattern starting to get more consistent, you can count on the bite to continue to be really good as the water temperature continues to fall.
As bait continues to be tougher to find, the artificial bite will continue to turn on. Recently I picked up some Paul Brown lures and the big trout have loved them. The first trip out with this new-to-me bait scored a thick 20” trout that we safely released.
We fished the JMT Creek Slam Tournament this past Saturday and did really well. We had our upper slot redfish in the boat before 8am, and had a 20” trout in the boat by 1pm. We went on the search for flounder for the rest of the day and were unsuccessful. Only 2 flounder were weighed in out of 65 boats. Regardless it was a great day and we ended up getting an envelope for our trout! The point system is a little confusing but I think we ended up finished in 5th overall.
Last week we missed our report as we have been on the water every day with our awesome clients! We have been hammering the fish averaging 15-20+ for our half day charters and 30 to over 50 fish on our 3/4 to full day trips. Now is the time to get on the water and experience fall fishing in the lowcountry!
With this strong cold front coming early this next week, get ready for a crazy trout bite! Any Zman MinnowZ, Jerk shadZ, or other profile rigged on an Eye Strike Fishing Swimbait Eye will catch fish! And always remember to release those big trout 20” and up as they are our breed stock! Check out Release Over 20” for more info on trout!
Until next week,
Capt. Stephen Flook Jr.