Hey guys, was just curious if we had any sport fisherman in NC or SC?
But if you just mean fishing for recreation; I recently took my son fishing for his first time in SC (got my SCDNR stickers and 14 day ripoff license).
For years, my friends and I would do annual trip this time of year to OBX (Kill Devil Hills particularly) to night fish on the Oregon Inlet bridge. One of the guys built a halogen lit drop rig and a rolling cage (on pneumatic wheels) that we'd drag the generator and some fuel cans and we'd be out there until dawn most nights. It's really incredible fishing (Oregon Inlet) even during the day. We'd catch striper, red drum, rays, sheepshead, and some other marine life - all of it was rather sizable due to the currents there. Not sure if that bridge is still in tact - last trip was about a decade ago.
Still have yet to try to find places to fish here (CLT) but since my son seemed into it, will definitely be doing so next year. Most of the fishing I have done in NC has been around the Piedmont Triad.
Western Virginia fly and open reel stream fishing however is my favorite yet I no longer have access to the place we'd go. Tremendous fun though.
Think our next adventure will be to take my dad (and my son) to High Rock Lake but admittedly, I have only one experience on that lake and was blanked that day.
Yeah fishing for recreation, I just know some people who always call fishing "sport fishing" thats all.
Sounds great, I have never caught Striper Bass but heard they are really fun once the water temp has cooled down after summer and they become more active. I LOVE catch Red Drum, in fact I recently got back from a trip to the Gulf Coast where I caught two beautiful Red Drum on topwaters, here is one of them:
Sounds like a great place, good variety of fish as well which is always fun. I have never done that small river fly fishing, different world compared to Sea fishing but I have heard it is one of the most challenging and entertaining types out there. Yeah I am stuck with lake fishing over here in England, it is pretty bleak compared to Coastal!
I heard Charleston SC has some of the best inshore fishing in the USA, if you haven't ever tried it I suggest you do, getting pulled around by a Tarpon in a kayak is FUN :
My only experience in SC fishing was just south of that on a small creek that feeds into the waterway that divides Seabrook & Kiawah islands. It "looked" like a great spot but I am no Jeremy Wade so .... we did bring in a couple oddballs (a big assed crab, a couple toad fish) and a nice yet small spot tail bass (SC name for what you have there) but it was basically a scratch day (but my son enjoyed it so I did too).
I'd like to try that again or closer to my in-laws in Charleston proper. Now that I know my son enjoyed it, I think we'll do it more often. Probably going to stay away from the kayak for now but it does look like a blast.
I'd believe you on the correlation of temps drops and striper - the downside to our annual trip was always the threat of hurricanes and also the severe temp drops (like low 40s) that we'd be ill prepared for.
I fricking hate Jeremy Wade, I just hate how the programme over exaggerated everything and goes on about all these "killer fish" like Wells Catfish, such a joke