Fishing Tips Week 3

Fishing at sunset on the Donegal coast (© John Rafferty Photography)

Water temperatures are dropping really slowly with warm fronts and cold fronts taking turns bringing in more and more rain.  Fishing in the river is tough because the flood waters have not had a chance to recede because more rain is keeping the levels up.  Low tide seems to be the best in the river fishing at the mouth of ditches because fish are falling out of the tributaries and the rice fields.  Use search baits like a spinnerbait.

Saltwater trout bites are cranking up just in time for the Hooks for Hearts in Murrells Inlet on November 21st.  Float a live or artificial shrimp under a popping cork along a grass bank at about 2-3 feet deep.  The faster the tide the better.  Flounder should be moving out to the reefs as the water cools so they are filling up on the mullet who are also leaving.  Reds were caught last weekend during the Student Angler League that Coach Poston runs.  Conway’s Ben Cooper caught a 27.5 inch fish and Todd Howard caught nearly a 17 inch one.  Reds are spawning off of Garden City Beach.