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Hurricane Sandy Redfishville Shootout for HOW

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The Captains Meeting for the Redfishville Shootout for the Charleston Heroes on the Water fundraiser was held at Wild Wings in Mt Pleasant. Ken Bergmann introduced the new Chapter Coordinator/President. Thanks Ken for your years for getting the chapter going. Welcome to Scott Mahan who I’m sure will do great things for the chapter here in Charleston.

Ken announced that the due to Hurricane Sandy we will not be fishing Saturday. We will plan for the tournament to be held Sunday instead. I thought great instead of 30 kt winds we will only have to fish in 20 kt winds. Elgeebee and I discussed our plan. The plan was to go out and search for wind protected areas to fish. Also we thought that it would be better to locate areas where the other twenty Kayak Anglers would not be. Aft driving all around we came up with a Plan A and a Plan B. Plan A was to fish the Plum Island area and Plan B was to fish Folly Creek from Bowens Island.

Sunday morning came and the tide was super high so we opted for Plan A and launched out of Wapoo Landing. Which was not bad as the high winds were at our back, we managed to get to Plum Island in about an hour. Once there I slowly drifted into the grass flats and started to push Reds. Then I started noticing tails. I radioed Elgeebee to get into the grass flats. Both of us had a great time watching the tailers but they were not interested.

We tried several spots between Plum Island and the James Island Creek but no success. It was getting close to our return time to the landing. This time with a head wind it nearly took us little more than two hours to get back to the launch site.

We had 22 Yak Anglers brave Sandy catching 21 Fish. The winners are:

  1. Brandon Schneider with a nice 31” Redfish
  2. Dolphin Dave with a solid 30” Red
  3. Gabe Garrett with a respectable 27” Red.

There is the big winner of the event that is knighted “Lord Sploosher” This title was awarded to my Fishing Buddy “Elgeebee”. Congrats buddy…Thanks for stopping for a bathroom break while I checked in.

We managed to raise $1,100 for the Charleston Heroes on the Water Chapter for the 4th Annual Redfishville Shootout. The chapter announced that that they will be attempting to plan a Springtime Tournament and a Freshwater Shootout as well.

A special thanks to our sponsors: Kayak Fish SC, Low Country Fly Shop, Scott Fulton (The Agent Owned Realty Co), GL Designs, The Pampered Palate, The Charleston Angler, DOA Lures, Palmetto Kayak Fishing, Recycled Fish, Flood Tide Co, Time Out Sports, Dog & Duck Food & Spirits, and Pure Fishing. An extra special thanks to an unknown donor for donating a 2013 Wilderness Systems Ride 135 to the Charleston Chapter.

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Darrell Olson

Darrell Olson an avid Fisherman enjoys bait fishing, using a spinning rod, bait caster, fly fishing, and fishing challenges that come his way. While living in England he was recognized as the 1981 Master Angler from the Rod & Gun Clubs of Europe. He has been kayak angling for a little more than five years. He is one of the founders of the South Carolina Kayak Fishing Association’s monthly Meet and Fish events. He is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Lowcountry Kayak Anglers. For the past three years he has been participating in the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Kayak Tour for the Atlantic Division. Darrell is a member of the Jackson Regional Kayak Fishing Team, an Ambassador for Power-Pole and Raymarine. Darrell is also a member of the YakAngler Pro Staff and the YakAngler Will It Fish video series.


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