Our goal here is to be real with you. We're not trying to portray some image or persona of being ultra successful hunters or anglers. We're just a couple of regular dudes that absolutely love the outdoors and want to share that passion with you through our content.
So in the spirit of that, I thought I'd write a blog post about our recent endeavor into inshore saltwater fishing. Several weeks ago Matt purchased a nice SeaFox bay boat (you can go peep the Instagram for pics if you want) to enjoy the inter-coastal waterways and harbors of the Charleston area. Naturally, we decided we needed to get in on some of the inshore fishing that the Lowcountry is famous for.
As two guys that have plenty of experience and background with freshwater fishing, we figured it couldn't possibly be that different. We quickly learned through reading and research that many of the casting and artificial bait tactics aren't too different from fishing for various species of bass, but it's locating the fish that is the trick. So, we started doing MORE research and talking to people and getting lots of information that seemed to line up. We're learning about the right tides, weather and moon phases and all of that good stuff.
One interesting thing we have discovered is that people can be more secretive with inshore fishing information than Mrs. Smith is with her apple pie recipe. I think Matt and I were both aware that people keep their honey holes and secret spots close hold. However, we never figured that we would be given intentionally vague and in one case completely false information. It's just not what you expect from fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Fortunately, that has been the exception and not the rule.
We have learned a lot in our short run with inshore fishing and one thing I think I can say for the both of us is that we're hooked (that pun was definitely intended). We've only really been twice and haven't caught anything other than a couple of stingrays and crabs but we're going to continue to learn and figure this out. Our slogan here at Palmetto Pursuit is "Get up. Get After it", and I think it applies to all outdoor pursuits but especially a new one like this is for us.
We'll continue to get after it and share what we're learning and figuring out with all of you. If you have any advice on what your favorite methods or determining factors are for locating inshore fish like reds, snook and trout then let us know in the comments or on social media. We look forward to hearing from you!