The plan was to launch at 8 a.m. and fish the incoming tide. High tide was at 12:23 p.m. We decided to meet back at the launch at 1 p.m. for a headcount and conclusion of the event. All had hopes of coming back with stories of their Bushy Park Slam, which would be a redfish, a trout, a flounder, a striper, and a freshwater catfish.
Some anglers took to the left onto the freshwater side of the Creeks and the Cooper River, and some went to the right for the saltwater side.
The water temperature was about 67 degrees F, and water clarity was about 5’ – 6’.
Working the grass line with a white Berkley “Gulp” Curly Tail on a jig head, I managed to get a hit from a nice slot redfish. A few minutes later, another angler yelled “Fish on!” A few seconds later there were some choice words - he had lost a nice speckled trout.
15” redfish captured using a ¼ oz. red jig head with a 4” white Gulp Curly Tail.
Then the trout bite turned on for the morning. Anglers were catching them with Z-Man, DOA Shrimp on a popping cork, and Gulp. Colors working the best ranged from white to root beer.
Bernie used a Glowing DOA Shrimp and popping cork to catch and release this nice trout.
The mullet and baitfish were all over the creeks.
Elgeebee used a pumpkin colored Z-Man on a jig head to land this speck.
The trout bite turned off right about 11:30 a.m. Occasionally one would take the lure, but it was hard work. For the group, it sounded like we caught and released 20 – 25 trout ranging between 12” – 15”,and of course the first (and only) red that started it all.