Jun 20, 2015

Flats Fishing for Redfish

There is something about the heat of the summer in the lowcountry.  Something that forces you to slow down.  To relax.  To unwind.

There is something about being on the water in the heat of the summer in the lowcountry that takes the relaxing and unwinding to another level.  Worries wash away and what really matters becomes so clear.

Flats Fishing for Redfish (Red Drum) in Charleston, SC | The Lowcountry Lady

We went out on the water to do a little fishing last week.  Flats fishing for redfish.

The fish swim up through the marsh grass in the brackish water at high tide in search of Fiddler crabs to eat.  The thing that makes this kind of fishing so fun is spotting the tailing redfish (when they swim so close to the surface of the water you can see their spotted tails).

Spotting Fiddler crabs like this one is a sign that reds are in the area.

Flats Fishing for Redfish (Red Drum) dinning on Fiddler Crabs in Charleston, SC | The Lowcountry Lady

You can fish from the boat or you can wade through the water which sometimes helps because you can avoid spooking the fish out with the motor or the boat.

Flats Fishing for Redfish (Red Drum) in Charleston, SC | The Lowcountry Lady

Like with any fishing, you may have to move from spot to spot if you aren't having any luck.  Check out different hard bottom grassy spots, even look near an oyster bar.

Flats Fishing for Redfish (Red Drum) in Charleston, SC | The Lowcountry Lady

And, while spotting and catching something may be fun, the time spent together on the water beats almost anything else.

Flats Fishing for Redfish (Red Drum) in Charleston, SC | The Lowcountry Lady

Flats Fishing for Redfish (Red Drum) in Charleston, SC | The Lowcountry Lady

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