Oct 10 2009

Folly Beach Fishing Report 10/05/09

With the arrival of October, what many consider to be the best time of year to fish in the Lowcountry begins! Trout especially will become increasingly active with the cooler temperatures while both trout and redfish will continue to gorge themselves on the ample amount of available bait.

Redfish are present and fishing for them has been very good. Recently, we’ve been using different types of bait on the bottom to target them. Try switching between blue crab, live mullet and cut mullet to see which one works best for you.  You can fish under docks, around structure and along grass banks with this technique. Cut mullet on circle hooks has been the most productive combination for us.

The trout bite has been solid but as mentioned above expect this to markedly improve. We will primarily use live shrimp suspended under a popping cork. Bring along your cast net and a few tosses will provide all the shrimp you will need for the day. Don’t forget to also try throwing plastic artificial lures on jig heads. Check with local tackle shops for what color is working best.

Fly fishermen have had a real treat over the last few weeks. Very high tides let redfish push up onto the flats and provided excellent sight fishing opportunities. We were able to stalk redfishwhile watching their tails and backs exposed out of the water as they fed. Effective fly patterns have had tones of red and gold.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

See you on the water!

Capt. Geoff Bennett

 

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