November Fishing Forecast


November is here and Folly Beach charter fishing has switched gears for fall fishing. That means we are spending more time casting artificials baits as fish have grouped up in typical late-year fashion. We have experienced our first cold front now and our waters are cooling down. Our fish take that as a sign that it’s time to fatten up for winter, so overall expect good fishing in Charleston and Folly Beach.

Deep-Sea fishing and nearshore fishing charters will focus on reefs as Snapper, Sea Bass, Bonito, Black Drum, and Bull Redfish hover on a structure just off the beach. Jetties and rock piles will hold schools of Sheepshead, Weakfish and other species as predators gather around to ambush schools of baits migrating south. Depending on water temperatures this activity can last through the end of January.

Inshore fishing charters will focus on Speckled Trout and Redfish in the creeks as those fish also group up in current breaks to gorge on shrimp and minnows. Most times we will fish with live bait and soft plastic baits on light tackle. This doesn’t mean that those fish are small though as it’s common to catch Redfish well over the 10 lb mark. Hope this report helps you get ready for some of the best fishing of the year! Let’s get out there together! You can check our availability and book your fishing charter directly online right from our website.

Captain Kevin Blair

Charleston Fish Rod Bending Co