Fishing Report: Winter conditions here in Charleston this week. The weather has been somewhat moderate allowing for some great days on the water. Cooler temperatures are forecast for the next few days so this should really start to heat up the fishing.
Several large schools of redfish are started to be seen roaming the mud flats in the early part of the day on the lower tides. Try a jerk shad rigged on a small jig head, they can't resist them this time of year as most of the bait will continue to move out with the cooler water temps. Other producers this week include live or gulp shrimp in subtle colors such as natural. Quite a few nice trout have been landed this week on gulp soft plastics as well.
The fly fishing has been really good this week. When you locate cruising or laid-up fish, a well place fly should do the trick. My hot pattern for the week has been the tinsel toad in olive in the cleaner water areas. Most of the fish landed were in the 16-28 inch range with a few of the larger guys mixed in.
The Charleston fishing should continue to swing into winter mode. Low, clean, cooler water.... This means one thing...Winter schools!
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