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High Water Redfish In Big Numbers

December 17, 2018

Over the past few weeks the Redfishing along the South Carolina/ Georgia line has been epic. This is largely due to the big Reds turning to the high water for feeding and for protection. This trend is a little out of the norm for the region’s Reds. With shrimp in scarce supply, the bait of choice is dead bait and mud minnow and of course soft plastics like Gulp in the copper colors. I like using Carolina rigs with a 1/8 or 3/8 ounce jig. Due to the deeper water I use a heavier braid line in the area of 50 pounds down to 10 pounds depending on the bottom.

Best of all, areas like the Savannah River are now seeing the return of the Stripers. This serves as a fun bi-catch to the Redfish. The same is true with the Sheephead. Both are biting well in the high water areas. With a 3 species we find that the fish are building up near the bottom and moving in impressive numbers.

So, put on a warm jacket and head out to a deep hole and enjoy the winter fishing this Holiday season

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