Fishing Report Pawleys Island


Neglecting artificial lures in fishing are a big NO.

Sticking to use live baits alone will be a hindrance to have a good catch in your whole life.
Natural bait like live bait is undoubtedly excellent to use when fishing inshore. In fact many anglers choose to use live bait alone without thinking of any other strategies in fishing because they think that its reliability is enough.

But always remember that artificial lures exist. It can be used also in catching red fish and all fishes out there. Anglers who ignore artificial lures loss the chance to experience catching good numbers of fish with fun. Artificial lures and live bait are both productive but the difference is the length of an area that can be used in the same period of time.

Rob Beglin residing in Pawleys Island who is a red fish tournament angler and the owner of Inshore Extreme Fishing Charters said. “In using artificial lures I can cover five times faster and have a lot more hookups unlike when I am using live bait”.

Chris Wilson living in Charleston who is a FinAddict Charters has the same point of view. According to him, “In finding fish artificial lures are the best to use because you can fish in all parts of the area you want”.

In catching red fish Beglin most likely use artificial lures but during spring, summer, and fall he usually uses weedless spoons and spinner baits. “At this time fishes are more aggressive so when I am catching fish they are enticed to bite the baits because of the extreme vibration from the blades” he said.

Red fish can find baits even in dark and cloudy water through the help of their lateral line. Lateral line can be found down the head and sides of the fish which is used to detect water currents, vibrations and pressure changes.

Wilson also likes the same idea. He prefers to use an artificial lures when catching active red fish. He had fun while taking them on the water. According to him “When the red fish is eating mullet during early morning or hot afternoon I primarily employ the Zara Spook and Rapala”.
The Redfish mouth is placed on the base of its head that is why it is intended to eat at the bottom. It is hard to catch on top water but it is somewhat challenging. The head of it should be raised above to get the bait easily. According to Wilson “Red fish cannot resist the walk-the-dog action of a top water bait”.

When the water gets cold Beglin uses scented soft baits like Gulp. He put the shrimp on a hook of Gulp that utilizes the dead-stick technique that allows the bait to rest at the bottom which attracts the fish.

“I do love to throw the bait in a school of fish you do not need to exert lots of effort what you need to do is to sit and move the bait slowly at times” he said.
Wilson chooses soft plastics to utilize when the water is cold and lucid. But he deeply relies on its color like chartreuse/copper and silver mullet colors rather than its fragrance. His rigs are made up of 2 foot leaders with 20 pound fluorocarbon, which consist of hooks and 4 inch D.O.A. jerk baits or paddle tails stringed on a jig head.

“I will inform my clients to retrieve the rod moderately when it is twitching” he said.
Combination of natural baits and artificial baits are more effective than using them solely. Artificial baits can be used by an angler at the beginning of fishing especially when the fish are active like what Beglin employ on his charter to find fish. According to Wilson “Once you notice them and they leave your artificial lure then it is the time to use the live baits or dead baits”.
Beglin and Wilson love to use 7 to 7 ½ feet rods with 3000 series of Shimano reel. But Beglin wants his rods to be more heavy with fast actions for solid hooksets.

Anglers can locate and catch Redfish swiftly through the help of artificial baits and lures. Fishermen who add artificial lures and baits are grabbing the opportunity to elevate their catch with fun and excitement that they will not forget to their life. Fishermen will miss this good opportunity if they only choose to use natural baits in fishing.

Fall made the ‘McClellanville Slam’ to become accessible in the water at Cape Romain and Bulls Bay


As fall sets fishing reds, trout and flounder are the best decision to make.

The signs of fall nowadays could be seen after a long period of time experiencing the stable heat wave last month at Cape Romain’s. It made the inshore angling of the year becomes perfect and it is now settled here in its untouched oyster-infested waters.

“There are times when you encounter hardship in catching fish and ending with no catch at all in the past days”, which is according to Rob Beglin of Inshore Extreme Guide Service who resides in Pawley’s Island and keep fishing in Cape Romain and Bulls Bay through bypassing the waters of Winyah Bay who pound the low level of water in the Cape Romain’s banks.

“It is a good idea to move a little bit farther to the Cape.. Fishing trout, redfish, and flounder are incredible which can be found everywhere” said Beglin.

The “McClellanville slam” is being called to the redfish, speckled trout and flounder locally. They excitingly rove in the marshes like shrimp, crabs and mullet toward the ocean.

He started to search for fish in all parts of the area but according to him redfish and trout are somewhat different in the estuaries. He discovered redfish along the low and lush shorelines for most of the tide while he got the trout beside oyster rakes and grassy shorelines down to the three to five feet in the deep water in the estuary. “In the heap of oyster or shell the trout mostly suspends”, he said.

He rarely used the living shrimp and mullet but he chose soft plastic and hard baits especially in the fall. He used spinner bait while the gulp is on its tip when he is fishing redfish and flounder, he finds success in it. Aside from hard baits and spinner baits he also uses top water plugs in the last hour of daylight.

Visiting fishermen say gamefish protection would benefit coastal tourism and economies

Out-of-state tournament fishermen promise they won’t return until net conflicts are resolved; IFA tournament trail eliminates annual visit…… ……… Rob Beglin of Pawley’s Island, S.C., is another IFA redfish pro who has had some negative experiences fishing tournaments in North Carolina. He said he doesn’t plan to return to North Carolina until the fishery laws change. Read the article HERE

Rob Beglin, a guide and IFA redfish pro from Pawley's Island, S.C., won't return to North Carolina to fish any tournaments as long as it's legal for commercial netters to take redfish.
Dan Kibler
Rob Beglin, a guide and IFA redfish pro from Pawley’s Island, S.C., won’t return to North Carolina to fish any tournaments as long as it’s legal for commercial netters to take redfish.



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Waterway redfish: At least they’re reliable, even if they’re spooky

By Dan Kibler – May 20, 2010
Redfish pro Rob Beglin of Pawley's Island admires a 23-inch red he caught in the marshes at Bulls Bay earlier this week.
Redfish pro Rob Beglin of Pawley’s Island admires a 23-inch red he caught in the marshes at Bulls Bay earlier this week.

Lots of fishermen ignore the Intracoastal Waterway when they go fishing. After all, who wants to get battered by boat wakes from “snow birds” heading back up north in their yachts when you’ve got so much beautiful, sheltered marsh to fish?









Rob Beglin in the Press