January Fishing


I've went fishing a couple times recently and so far this January's fishing has not been like January fishing. The warm weather and water has the trout hitting hard, running and jumping out the water and head shaking and the reds are pulling a little harder then usual and the sheep's action is good when you can find them biting, it might take a couple spots to find them though. In the creeks and rivers the trout have been hitting on the upper stages of the outgoing by the grass and on current breaks, the reds have been by the grass on higher tides and structure on the lower tides and the sheep's have been good on all tides once you find them, gotta find them first or it will be slow. Baits been popping the surface and jumping out the water. One trip the other day I caught black sea bass, black drum, sheepshead, trout, reds, toad fish and a odd for winter grunt and even lost a big flounder. I saw some dolphins strand feeding and a mink catch a 6 inch sea bass and swim it to the marsh flopping on the surface the whole way. That's a good variety of action for January. If you usually don't like January fishing that's ok because it hasn't been like January fishing. The water has been North and south of 60 and the fish are active and so are the bugs. I'd say give it a go before the end of the week because colder weathers coming. The tide doesn't really matter just change your targets and spots. No pics because salt water is not kind to phones.
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THANKS FOR THE PICS 40" LOOKS LIKE A FANTASTIC DAY !!!! GOT 2 QUESTIONS ; WHAT KIND OF ROD IS THAT WITH THE RULE PRINTED ON IT ?? ALSO PICS ARE NOT DOING THOSE CONVICTS JUSTICE , ABOUT WHAT SIZE ARE THEY ????? IT'S STILL A GREAT POST , THANKS FOR SHARING !!!


George McDonald
US Navy Seabees,Retired,
MAD, Charleston Chapter
[http://www.militaryappreciationday.org


When you see "Old Glory" waving in the breeze, know that it is the dying breaths of our fallen hero's that makes it wave.
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The rod is my substitute ultra lite tackle rod since I broke my good one, it's a really lite ugly stick elite but the ruler on it is a sticker called rodrul-r that was given to me. It's been on there for over a year and has held up well and I'm rough on stuff. 3 of the sheep's in the picture are about 3#s and the big one is about 4 and that is the filleted one. I've caught two 5#rs this year and one looked like it could of been 10#s because it was long and skinny and the other looked like a 5#r the thickness can really make a difference in the weight. I got a pair of 4#rs today but the bite was a lot slower then last time I went. I also got demolished by a big sheep that was likely close to 10#s today. I got it almost to the surface and it Dove and popped my 20# leader. It would of been my biggest sheep. A 10#r sheep is one of my fishing goals this year.
My sheep's rods are a battle 3000 with 20# braid and bg 4000 with 30# braid.
THANKS FOR THE COMEBACK 40 ,, GREAT TRIP !!!bigsmilebigsmilebigsmile


George McDonald
US Navy Seabees,Retired,
MAD, Charleston Chapter
[http://www.militaryappreciationday.org


When you see "Old Glory" waving in the breeze, know that it is the dying breaths of our fallen hero's that makes it wave.
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Went out this afternoon/evening for a little action and did a little sheepsheafing and then went to a flat and did some low tide wading and caught a few small flounder while trying to catch some red fish. There was a pack of about 4 to 8 decent 20 to 35 inch reds prowling around but they were playing hard to get. Flicked a cast a short ways to where I thought a red would be and it hammered it and popped me off quick, it was one of the bigger ones. I tried for about an HR to get one to bite and I could see them feeding in the area but they just wouldn't hit my bait. Finally after about a thousand bug bites and right at last light I got one. It was one of the smaller ones but it fought super hard and did about 6 40 ft runs.







Originally posted by 40inchreds


Nice catch


"Bad day fishing, beats a good day working"
 

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