Sep 10 2009

Folly Beach Fishing Report 09/09/09

Fall has arrived and as temperatures become more hospitable you can also expect the fishing to improve! With the start of school and the end of the summer vacation season, the number of anglers on the water drops noticeably and leaves much more water open for those of us who continue fishing.

Live bait has filled the water and both shrimp and finger mullet can be caught with a few tosses of the cast net. During this time of year, you can really begin to target trout. Your best bet is to fish a live shrimp suspended underneath a popping cork. Toss the popping cork towards creek mouths or over oyster beds and let the current carry the shrimp along for you. Twitch the cork occasionally to put some motion on the bait. When you find the trout, watch your cork disappear as they inhale your shrimp!

Redfish will also fall prey to bait suspended under corks and every now and then surprise you when you are only targeting trout. Fishing for redfish using cracked blue crab and cut mullet on the bottom still works fine but don’t be afraid to try live finger mullet as well. The fish pictured on the right was caught using cut mullet on a circle hook.

The Folly Beach Fishing Pier will hold its monthly fishing tournament on September 26th from 6:00am to 4:00pm and there will be multiple categories of prizes across all ages. Registration for the tournament begins at 6:00am and takes place on-site only.

See you on the water!

Capt. Geoff Bennet

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