The redfish bite on the flats has been as good as it gets around the Charleston area and should stay this way for the next few months with the warming air and water temps. Soft plastic baits like jerk baits rigged on flutter hooks and small shad-tail jigs are still seeing good action, along with some top-waters and just about any walk-the-dog hard baits. If you are fishing with bait this time of the year, you can’t beat a half blue crab or cut mullet rigged for fishing on the bottom.
Speckled trout should start to move out of their winter hiding spots and start to move back into creeks and inlets around the oyster beds and deeper holes. It seems like live baits work the best at this time of the year. Shrimp and mud minnows fished under a float or on the bottom with a Carolina rig work the best. Top-water fishing should also get better with the warmer water temps with the best action being in the early morning and late afternoon.
Capt Chris Wilson
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