Remember how I was talking about not messing with all the things? Maybe we should mess with all the things:
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.
Option C: get your butt in a kayak and paddle.
does this look like more trouble than it’s worth? i like the exposed hook, but futzing around with needles and rubber bands, i don’t know. you’re the big-water boi now, you tell me.
i didn’t sit through it all but i think it’s worth going through. around 5-6 min in he starts talking about Charleston’s jetty system.
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.
For science and reference and convenience.
USGS Rediversion Canal near St Stephen
USGS Santee River @ Jamestown
Mean Water Velocity:
This video explains it pretty well. You can easily change depth and cast without 7 feet of line, cricket, and hook flailing about. I started the video below at 1:27 for more rigging and less chatting.
This looks like a winner for the upcoming shennanigans on the Santee.