Sep 23 2009

Folly Beach Fishing Report 9/23/09

follyfishingThe shrimp are here! The waters are teeming with them and not surprisingly the fish are happily feeding on them.  Expect fishing to continue to improve with the combination of this influx of bait and cooling weather.  A few throws of the cast net can provide all the shrimp you need.

Trout fishing becomes superb in October. A popping cork with a live shrimp underneath can be deadly. You can fish these rigs along grass banks, over oyster beds and in creek mouths. Use the current to your advantage to carry your cork along. Experiment with different length leaders until you find the right depth.

Redfish will respond well to live shrimp too. You’ll often find redfish will take the popping cork rig when you thought you were just targeting trout. I find the best fishing for reds under a popping cork is along grass banks. Pay attention to the tides to find the right water level when redfish are congregating along these banks. You can also simply put a shrimp on a 1/4oz. jighead and toss the shrimp into deeper holes and under docks so you can work a part of the water column that popping corks can’t.

Flounder fishing is good. Try fishing cut mullet or live mullet on the bottom especially around docks and structure. We have been catching a fair amount of flounder on soft plastic artificial lures as well.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

See you on the water!

Capt. Geoff Bennett

(843) 324-3332


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