October was a fantastic month of kayak fishing. The cooler temps resulted in great fishing conditions. The several Indian Summer days kept redfish on the flats all the way through the month. Plenty of redfish in the 25-30 inch class working the grass edges this month. Trout, flounder, bluefish and sheepshead bite have all been very good, but I think the flounder are winding down for the season… better catch them while you can.
The best fish of the month was a 31″ redfish caught in Copahee Sound. There were quite a few 25-30 inch fish caught in Copahee and the upper parts of the Wando. The Stono gave up a few redfish in the 25-30 inch class, but most were in the upper slot at 22-23 inches.
You just can’t beat fall fishing in Charleston. The highlight of the month was the Heroes On the Water fundraiser tournament held at Copahee Sound. There were 19 people kayak fishing in the tourney is the toughest conditions so far this year. The Best fish of the day was a 27 1/2 inch redfish. My best fish of the day is the one shown below which put me in 4th place for conventional tackle.
I was fortunate to land the only redfish in the fly fishing division, so I came home with a brand new March Brown Hidden Water 8 wt fly rod. Thank you March Brown and thank you Ken Bergmann for putting on a truly outstanding kayak fishing tournament to benefit the local chapter of Heroes On the Water.