Last weekend I took a break from the salt and sun of the South Carolina low country and went to Lake Hartwell with a couple friends. The house where we stayed was situated close to a creek mouth on the northern end of the lake. A cute lake cabin with a steep driveway and everything one would expect to check all the lake cabin boxes.
We fished from the dock using minnows under a bobber. I must admit we weren’t really out there trying to slay the fishing game, as we had some floats in the water tied off to the dock for when the heat got to be a bit much. The bite was steady before noon, with one keeper sized bass and several smaller siblings stopping by for a bite. The fish (and the fishermen) took the afternoon off, with only a couple dinky bass to show for the lunch shift. They lived to dink another day.
To sum up, cooler waters bring redfish up into the flats to eat fiddler crabs and other delicious morsels hiding out in the grass. How does one get up in the flats to chase and catch those hungry redfish?
Option A is to find yourself a pier or dock that goes out that way. Doable, but limiting.
Option B is to put on some waders and stomp out there. Messy, but can be fun.
i’ve watched a few of this guy’s vids. he’s quick to the point, illustrative, and he thinks of some pretty bitchin’ recipes for camping food. now that i’ve got a dehydrator there’s no more excuse for lack of flavor on the trail.