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 Posted: Sat Jan 9th, 2010 06:21 pm
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Hey guys and gals, I am hoping to make a trip down to SC here in the next month or so and am hoping to do some fishing off the beach.  I was hoping you guys could fill me in on some good spots to  fish and what I could expect to catch!!  I searched the forum and came up empty handed....

 

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Caleb,

  Let me know and I can tell you about a 'secret spot'. You can try the rocky shorelines just past Charly's Rock where the road was washed out. There is a little old rock pier that works good sometimes. Closer to the marina just past the Posada beach there is a point that can have good fishing. You can hike out to the point just past the Mirador (lookout) - San Antonio (past the Tetekawi - Goats Tits Peak). Sometimes the rock pier by my house in Villas California (between the Hotel Premier and Plaza San Carlos) works and just outside the harbor at Marina Real (just smile and wave at the guards). At low tide you could walk out past the Soggy Peso on the point to Deer Island. Look for any birds sitting or working areas. Best bet may be to get a kayak from me.

buena suerte,

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Hello, what are you trying to catch ? In Lalos Cove I see this big school of Lisa's going up and down the shore line. These are 12 to 15 inch long. Only 1 big bone in the center. Good eating. They swim in 4 ft of water and 10 ft of the beach. You can snorkel with them too. Have lots of fun, Johan.

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A great spot is the East side of the Villa Hermosa point before the Posada Condominiums. There is a little wash that exits out of the country club. Take the walkway to the beach and walk the shoreline out to the point on a medium tide. Be prepared to get wet.

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I'm pretty much open to catch anything.  I grew up fishing in rocky point and it used to be really good 5-10 years ago, but it has certainly seen better days as of late.  So, I have been led to San Carlos and hope to catch ANYTHING!!  You guys are great and thanks for the help.

 

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Caleb

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expected catch this time of year bottom fishing woud be spotted sand bass, triggers, porgies, grunts, lizardfish, small snappers and even smaller groupers.  flingin lures at dawn/dusk might also get you some jacks or sierra if you're lucky and likely some small cudas.  bring light tackle as you're unlikely to get anything over 5lbs from shore.  you will get quite wet most spots.

honestly, any kind of boat, even a cheapie inflatable (sevylors, cheaper sea eagles etc) of the type you don't take further out than you can easily swim, or better yet a yak, will greatly improve your fishing possibilities.  just beware the risk of bigger-boat-itis, a virulent disease that seems to have a bunch of carriers here in SC......:shock:

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I know they don't let you drive it anymore, but you could walk out past the gate to the area of the old fish camps to the isthmus area of Doble Point which is straight south of the Bahia (where the boats are moored, opposite the Caracol - homes on the hill above the marina). I see a lot of nice spotted sand bass in the bay there when I drop stuff while cleaning my boat. The outside beach and rocks may have some decent fishing.

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Right on, thanks again everyone.

I have a few light spinning outfits and bunch of plastics and spoons to try and throw out there.  Might even see if we can catch something on the fly...

 

Thanks again,

Caleb

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Let us know how you do.

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I have not mentioned the corvina fishing here because I have not caught one in my last 4 early morning attempts (December). Usually, this is a great time to fish for them, but I haven't seen or heard any reports.

Bryan - any corvina?

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Still waiting for the right tides in the evening.

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What are Lisas?  Mullet?  I've never known anything they'd bite on.  What is a 'bone' down that way?  Certainly not a bonefish.  We may be getting down to San Carlos some time in the next year, and I'd like to try the kayaking.  Have you seen the ones with flippers on the bottom that are pedal driven?  I tried one made by Hobi in Florida, and it worked very well, had a fingertip rudder control by your side.

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Lisa's are mullet - the only thing they bite on is a net (or Bisquick, I guess?). The bone he was discussing is skeletal, but we do get bonefish in SC. Have caught several trolling small Rapalas and Rebels inside of  Honeymoon on the flats.

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some people fly fish for mullet.

http://www.floridasportsman.com/flyfishing/FF_0202_Mullet/index1.html

http://capmel.com/mullet_on_the_fly.htm

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Thanks for that entertaining article.  I'll bet that the 'big black fish' that had him scampering a hundred yards down the bank was a bowfin not a mullet, but it's his story so maybe it was.  I'm not a fly-tier although I do have a couple of fly outfits, a five and a nine weight, and a decent reel.  The 'Bisquick Nymph' is an interesting concept.  For floating I wonder if a small marshmallow on a size 14 hook would work?
I doubt if such a fly would be for sale anywhere.  Cast nets are probably the way to go for mullet.

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I once met a guy trying to catch mullet with a fly rod in the club Med lagoon/estero. He was experimenting (not very successfully) with a fly that was just a little piece of green fluff, supposed to look like a piece of weed.

I think the key would be chumming, depending on what kind of chum is successful in SC, then a you'd need to create a fly that looked like the chum. Or, you could simply put a hook in a small piece of chum. I think you'd need to keep the hook on the surface and place it accurately without spooking the fish.

There are some decent sized mullet about, and "lisa frita" tastes very good. Just make sure you cook the mullet very well as they tend to be heavily infested with parasites (nematodes, etc.).

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Yes, I've heard that you need to kill the mullet, clean it and ice it immediately.  I did eat 'lisa frita' in Florida last fall, and it was good, about like catfish.  BTW do any snook come up that far on the coast?  I know they're in the surf at Mazatlan.  I saw a film of a guy fishing for them there, but the waves were gargantuan.  Definitely not armchair fishing.  I'll bring my flyrod when I come down, maybe in October.

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I've seen a few snook inside the SC marina. This was years ago, in summer. Never did see them snorkeling/diving nor caught them anywhere else in SC.

My guess is that under certain conditions they come up north for a while, but definitely are not resident not very common.

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Duncan, is there much in the harbor area there, around the boats or around pilings?  Did someone mention Calico Bass?

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We get Golden Spotted Sea Bass (very similar to Calicos) down deep and types of sand/pinto bass up shallower. You can find lots of stuff in the marinas - hopefully corvina. Of course I would NEVER fish in the marina since it is illegal. "Mande? No hablo espanol. Oh, lo siento." (Bring down some wigs and hats and don't fish during working hours) You're pretty safe at Marina San Carlos if you aren't actually around the boats and docks.

I saw a number of snook at Ley's. I wonder if they are in the estuaries south of Empalme. I've only seen a fish similar to a black drum in the estuary up here. Haven't seen a halibut coming in to the estuary in a decade. This might be the time though on a high tide.

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