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Thank you for visiting our BLOG where we post information about The Reel Interest, our Crew and our adventures.  During the offshore fishing season in Charleston we will be posting trip reports and photos of our charters.

We hope that you will enjoy reading our posts, and that you will join us aboard The Reel Interest for a deep sea fishing trip.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Steve

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4/28 Offshore Trip

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/30/14

The Clayton Homes sales team from Charleston fished with us on Sunday to celebrate their boss's sales award for being in the top 40 in the country.  The weather was fantastic with 1-2 ft. seas. 

Couldn't find the Wahoo, but we did manage to bring back 19 Mahi for the day and saw some Blue Marlin activity, so things should be looking up for stick fish in the next few weeks. 

see more photos at our facebook page www.facebook.com/reelinterest

 

4/26 oFFSHORE TRIP

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/30/14

We fished on Saturday the 26th in some pretty challenging seas for a day that was "supposed" to be 2-3 ft.   Our fishing guests including 4 boys ages 9-13 and their fathers.  Al the boys held up to the rough seas well and we had a great day of fishing with 13 Mahi, a blackfin tuna and a very nice Wahoo. 

More pictures can be seen on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/reel interest.

4/24 Offshore trip

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/30/14

We had the pleasure of fishing with Martha and Coby Rabon from the upstate. Had a great time in some sporty seas, but managed a lot of rod time for both, see more photos of the trip on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reelinterest.

Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/29/14

Dates: May, 21 2014 to May, 24 2014

Location: Georgetown   South Carolina United States of America

Type of Event: Tournament

Address: P. O. Box 1704 Georgetown, SC 29442


Website: http://www.georgetownlandingmarina.com/

6th Annual Georgetown Meat Fish Slam Friday, May 02, 2014, 06:00am

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/22/14

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FISH THE “BIGGEST LITTLE

TOURNAMENT” ON THE SOUTH

CAROLINA COAST

Fish one out of two days May 2nd or 3rd, Captains Choice.  Enjoy Dinner both nights with music and a silent auction Saturday night.

Proceeds will benefit Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and support to dependents of South Carolina workers who have been seriously injured or killed on the job.  Cash Prizes in the Tournament within a Tournament total over $19,000*  


22nd Annual Sheepshead Tournament Saturday April 26th, 2014

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/22/14

22nd Annual Sheepshead Tournament Sponsored by the Charleston Inshore Anglers C.I.A. Saturday April 26th, 2014, 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

$30.00 Entry Fee Per Angler (Includes a Tournament T-shirt) Active Duty Military $20.00 (ID required) 1st Place Sheepshead $1000.00 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place $500.00 $200.00 $125.00 5th Place 6th-10th Place $75.00 $50.00 Based on 140 Anglers at 80% payback* (20% will be donated to local charity)
Prize money will increase or decrease based on the number of anglers *Minus $10.00 each entry for tournament expenses. Bonus Prize: $50.00 for Largest Dogfish Youth (under 16): 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Weigh-in at Cha Cha?s Tequila Bar 1409 Folly Road From 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM Fish arriving later than 5:00 PM will not be weighed in Each angler may only weigh-in one fish In case of a tie, first fish weighed in will win Registration and Captain?s meeting will be on Thursday April 24th at Cha Cha?s Tequila Bar 1409 Folly Road. Registration 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Captain?s meeting and raffles to follow registration. (Free food and a raffle for items donated by local sponsors will be available) For further information, call: Kevin Mischke 324-1006, Nick Kvestad 557-2811, or Gene Broderick at 224-6826

Charleston Sport Fishing saltwater fishing report--April 19, 2014

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/20/14

Grand Strand

Inshore/ nearshore: Perry’s Bait and Tackle in Murrell’s Inlet reports that some flounder have been caught in deep water holes in the creeks, but the nuisance grass has made fishing difficult inshore. The best flounder have been found at the nearshore reefs. Sheepshead and black drum have been caught out at the nearshore reefs, but they have not moved into the jetties yet. Red drum and trout have not turned on yet. Perry’s has just started carrying live glass minnows and early indications are that they will be very effective. Surf and Pier: Early season whiting have been running on the beaches.

Charleston

The Charleston Angler reports that reds have been taking mud minnows, soft plastics by Z-Man and DOA, cut bait such as mullet crab and shrimp. Trout have been eating soft plastics by Z-Man and DOA, mud minnows and shrimp under corks and if you can find them menhaden live lined with a split shot into deep holes.

Beaufort-Hilton Head

Spottail Bass: Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley in Hilton Head reports that fishing is still tough and redfish are on the move. They are spreading out and moving into small creeks around oyster beds. It is time to switch to summertime tactics and let the fish come to you. They can be caught on Gulp! Shrimp, mud minnows and cut mullet fished around oysters.

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Coastal Flood Advisory for Charleston, SC

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/19/14

Issued by The National Weather Service
Charleston, SC
3:09 pm EDT, Sat., Apr. 19, 2014

... COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT SUNDAY... ... HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT SUNDAY. A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIDE LEVELS... HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN CHARLESTON HARBOR AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. PEAK TIDE LEVELS WILL REACH BETWEEN 7.0 AND 7.4 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

* IMPACTS... INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY LIKELY IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND PORTIONS OF MOUNT PLEASANT.

* RIP CURRENTS... WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS ON SUNDAY. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY... DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.

Rip Current Statement for Charleston, SC

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/19/14

Issued by The National Weather Service
Charleston, SC
3:09 pm EDT, Sat., Apr. 19, 2014

... COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT SUNDAY... ... HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT SUNDAY. A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* TIDE LEVELS... HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR IN CHARLESTON HARBOR AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. PEAK TIDE LEVELS WILL REACH BETWEEN 7.0 AND 7.4 FEET MEAN LOWER LOW WATER.

* IMPACTS... INUNDATION OF SALTWATER IN AND NEAR LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS COULD LEAD TO SOME ROAD CLOSURES AND FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. FLOODING IS ESPECIALLY LIKELY IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON AND PORTIONS OF MOUNT PLEASANT.

* RIP CURRENTS... WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS ON SUNDAY. THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL BE LIFE THREATENING TO ANYONE WHO ENTERS THE SURF.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD CLOSURES AND MINOR FLOODING OF PROPERTIES. IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY... DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH.

NO ONE SHOULD ENTER THE SURF DUE TO LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.

No Rules tourney and S.C. Memorial Reef Update

by Captain Steve Smith on 04/18/14


Dealer's Choice with their ACE; the 59-pound winning dolphin
Butch Cooper and Stevie Leasure support the S.C. Memorial Reef

Fishing on May 18 out of Bennett’s Point, the annual No Rules Offshore fishing tournament added a new title. Now the event will also be known as the Billy Baldwin Memorial, marking the recent passing of the B&B Seafood founder and longtime tournament host. There are no rules for this event, except that the heaviest fish wins! Boats paid a $100 entry fee to fish, and the 46-foot Bertram named Dealer’s Choice brought back an Ace to play at the weigh-in. Their 59-pound dolphin was the overall winner, earning Scott Rizer and crew over $2500 in cash. Finding themselves flush, the Dealer’s Choice crew elected to donate a portion of their winnings to the S.C. Memorial Reef. The Billy Baldwin Memorial No Rules tourney had already decided that 2013 would be the year that they send money to the establishment of the South Carolina Memorial Reef, off the coast and in deepwater where offshore species thrive. Robbie Hooker explained that tourney sponsors, t-shirt sales, raffle ticket sales and other donations equaled about $3500.

When the Dealer’s Choice crew finished playing their hand, the total donation from these Colletonians was $5000. 
The offshore fishing community has been holding fundraisers during the summer Governor’s Cup events, and this year the S.C. Memorial Reef annual auction is planned for June 22. Coinciding with the Carolina Billfish Classic at Toler’s Cover near Sullivan’s Island, the auction will be held at 7 p.m. at Gold Bug Island, and includes food, drink and a lively silent and live auction for the sake of bluewater conservation. Tickets are $30 apiece and $50 for a couple, and includes live music from Charleston Groove Factory.