• Redfish

    Natalie Blair caught this nice Charleston redfish on a red/white Super Spook Junior.

    Top hat reds

    May is the month when redfish start hitting topwater baits in the waters around Charleston.
    May 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Cold weather has cleared the North Inlet marshes of fishermen, but the redfish are still there and biting up a storm.

    North Inlet marshes are full of reds, but not of fishermen

    Cold weather has relaxed fishing pressure, brought out good redfish bite
    February 20, 2015 at 8:29am
    Extremely clear winter water and schools of redfish make for a great December combination.

    I can see clearly now

    With water crystal clear, sight-fishing is tops
    December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Russell Anderson caught this 33-inch redfish when a school passed by the Mount Pleasant Pier recently.

    Mount Pleasant Pier getting plenty of visits from redfish schools

    Baitfish movements have got reds in a chasing mode around Charleston
    September 08, 2014 at 1:35pm
    Guide Jeff Yates relies on artficial shrimp to catch plenty of fall redfish in his home waters of the Wando River.

    Whack Wando shrimp-eaters!

    Soft-plastic crustaceans are the ticket this month to catching redfish in this Charleston area river. Here’s why...
    September 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    A scent of a crab chunk on the bottom will attract the attention of any redfish in the area; it’s one of their favorite foods.

    The best nose in the marsh

    June 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    The better tailing flats for reds are those not too close to popular boat ramps.

    Hilton Head’s other grass

    Tailing reds on grass flats elude most tourists
    June 05, 2014 at 9:00am
    Be careful not to get too close before casting to spring reds.

    Be stealthy and keep your distance

    May 15, 2014 at 8:00am
    Overlot redfish have been around several nearshore reefs off Hilton Head, but huge schools of mixed-sized reds are on inshore flats around oysters.

    Lots of redfish inshore and around nearshore reefs off Hilton Head

    Huge schools of mixed-sized fish are on oyster flats
    February 13, 2014 at 8:50am
    Capt. Jeff Bennett has been finding redfish in huge schools on flats around Charleston, catching them on cut bait and a variety of artificials.

    Huge schools of redfish easy to find in Charleston waters when weather allows

    Cut bait, artificials drawing strikes from reds
    February 12, 2014 at 6:00am
    The author won a battle with this nice South Edisto River redfish, a common occurrence for any fishermen who takes the extra time and effort to get on the river.

    Off the beaten path — South Edisto River is a winter redfish paradise

    Live or cut bait is the ticket for getting the most out of South Edisto reds, but artificials and flies have their place in an angler’s arsenal.
    December 01, 2013 at 6:00am
    Capt. Jimmy Skinner of Edisto Beach catches plenty of redfish on live bait.

    Video gives tips for fishing cut bait for South Carolina redfish

    Live bait, cut bait, chunks of crab will catch redfish
    May 07, 2013 at 10:35am
    The author shows off a nice redfish taken on a summertime kayaking adventure — the kind of fishing trip getting more and more commonplace.

    Give a redfish a good paddling

    Kayaks can make otherwise inaccessible, overlooked waters an angler’s paradise.
    July 25, 2011 at 3:50pm