Fishing Around Charleston, SC Storms
Storms and other weather changes can have a strong effect on fishing. Fishing after a storm requires an understanding of how fishing and storms work, and how bad weather affects fish. Fortunately, the crew of the Wahoo is well-versed in bad weather fishing and how to find the big game fish you’re after when we go out fishing after a storm.
Fishing after a Storm
Fish are quite sensitive to barometric pressure. When a cold front moves in, fish will be more
active in the few days leading up to the weather event moving in. The change in pressure creates bubbles in the water that carry food and other particulates toward the surface, attracting the fish and encouraging them to feed. As the front moves in, however, fish will become less active and aggressive.
Fishing and Storms
Following a storm, visibility may be reduced by cloudiness in the water, making it harder for fish to see your bait. In those conditions, it’s best to move offshore, where visibility is less affected by the storm. Storms may also leave floating debris in the water that may attract certain types of deep sea fish like wahoo or Mahi Mahi.
Bad weather doesn’t have to destroy your chances at landing a big trophy or filling the cooler with succulent, fresh fish. With an experienced captain and crew, it’s possible for you to experience fishing at its best off the South Carolina shore, no matter what the weather. Don’t let bad weather discourage you from taking your fishing trip. The approach may vary depending upon the weather conditions, but it’s almost always possible to have a great day on the water, catching big fish and making memories.