Charleston Redfishing

The highs and lows of Charleston’s year-round redfishery.

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The telltale sign of a feeding redfish in Charleston's Low Country.
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Feeder creeks, like the one pictured, spread into the marshes and provide habitat for redfish up to 15 pounds.
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Charleston is easy to get to and should be an easy sell to non-fishing companions, or anyone who appreciates interesting history and rich culture.
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Redfish remain in small creeks, belly-crawling across the mud, until every drop of water exits on the falling tide.
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Small flies that offer a lot of ­movement and land soft are the best bet for Low Country redfish.
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Wading can be an extremely effective way to sneak up on spooky Charleston, South Carolina redfish.
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For nearly all situations, an 8-weight will get it done. But throwing a 9-weight in the wind or a 7-weight on a super-slick calm day can be advantageous to landing healthy reds.