John Ward

I have fished 5 days with customes over the last 2 weeks, and even with the cold and windy weather we have caught good numbers of 2-17 pound redfish. Redfish are schooling in large numbers on the shallow mud flats giving great shots at sight fishing with fly and spin gear. Had my best winter charter ever with a single client last week and he boated over 50 redfish in 5 hours, with the biggest being 17 pounds, also caught 2 nice reds on the fly yesterday. Slow retrieve with scented soft plastics, and flies with rabbit hair have been the best.

Capt John Ward

Fish Species: Red Drum and sheepshead
Bait Used: gulp and Zman soft plastics
Tackle Used: Quantum light spinning and Ross fly reel
Method Used: sight fishing
Water Depth: 1-7ft
Water Temperature: 48-50
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17 pound pig
17 pound pig

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John Ward

About The Author: Captain John Ward

Company: Affinity Charters

Area Reporting: Charleston, SC

Bio: Full time Light tackle and flyfishing guide with over 25 years of local experience.  Affinity Charters is owned and operated by Charleston, South Carolina native Captain John Ward Jr.  Captain John is a full time fishing guide who holds a 50-ton Masters License from the USCG, and has two current IGFA world records while fishing with customers.  Capt. John has over 20 years of fishing experience in Charleston and surrounding waters.  He makes it his own personal goal on every guided charter to provide a safe, productive, and memory filled fishing adventure.

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