Fishing at Fripp Island


Fishing - in season is shrimp & oysters + charter fishing
By Rita Riley

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Fishing– Locally the shrimp, oyster and clam seasons all began earlier this month. We bought 5 lbs of local shrimp from Dopson’s on St Helena yesterday– they were the large, headless at $5.50/lb.& fresh. He said that during the week of high tides the shrimp were smaller & the water was muddy –PLUS the ocean was rough! On Rte 21 you’ll see his sign & just follow to his dock. SavAmNews reported 9/24 that “the coastal fishing action came to a crawlmid-month as spring tides pushed waters high into the marshes causing widespread muddy conditions.” Couple that with the NE & easterly winds to make inshore & offshore fishing poor (many red drum & sea trout were too small). But the Fall season is starting with trout & bass 

.Many of ourguests and relatives at our seasonal rental properties enjoy fishing and some want to know about who to use for Charters.  The Ocean Front Properties guests almost always just go to the ocean surf waters edge and those on the canal usually just fish in the Fripp Island Canal which boasts of many private docks. But for the majority of folks who are waterfront & fishing people, you might want to post this in your rental homes regarding fishing Charters: George Tangalos (575-8169) has a 28’ ‘FULL TILT” boat which goes out of Fripp (holds up to 6). $480/half day for 4 people+$120hr thereafter (extra people @$75 ea). Also, Don Kohlmayer has a 17’ whaler @ 838-7088 (doing mostly half days) & Capt Eddy (838-3782) has ‘Glory Halleluiah’ which is 27’ long.  These boats do more than just closeby fishing - many go out to the gulf-stream for some REALLY LARGE fish. 


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