Summer is a time of plenty. Our local waters are now filled with a multitude of fish species to choose from. Currently, the biggest angling challenge is deciding which fish to target. Now is a great time to break your routine and catch something different.
For me, it has been a long time since I set out to catch a Sheephead. So, on Friday, I picked up a pint of fiddler crabs at The Charleston Angler (West Ashley location). Rather than re-rig my rods specifically for Sheephead fishing, I simply removed the Z-Man StreakZ 3.75 (Blue Back Herring) from my finesse jig and replaced it with a fiddler crab. Turns out, simplicity works. Sheephead readily ate fiddler crabs on the finesse jig.
While fishing for Sheephead, a school of Spanish Mackerel began busting Glass Minnows nearby. I quickly put the StreakZ 3.75 back on the jig and cast to the feeding school. For the next 30 minutes, it was non-stop Spanish Mackerel action.
Summer is a time of plenty. Plenty of fish and plenty of opportunities to break your routine.
-Capt. Greg Peralta
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