A & B Fishing & Eco-Tours
Serving the greater Charleston, SC area, A & B Fishing & Eco-Tours offers a wide variety of
saltwater fishing charters and custom eco-tours.
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If you would like to go fishing with Capt Bo, please call, email, or text so we can discuss options, pricing, and availibility.
We are currently operating out of the Maritime Center adjacent to the SC Aquarium, but can meet you anywhere in the Charleston area (Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant, etc).
Early June is almost fully booked at Fripp Island Marina, with June 5th and 6th open. There is still availability June 30-July 6, and August 4-August 10.
Fished in the surf but the red drum bite has been slow. Dock pilings have produced a few smaller sheepshead as well as some trout.
We are having a very cold March. Spring is in the air, but water temperatures are still in the 50's. Migratory shore birds have arrived in large numbers, as was evident at Stono Bird Key on Monday. April will be a much more productive fishing month as the water temperature rises into the mid-60's.
Had a great eco-tour today! Dolphins, bald eagles, and lots of sea shells.
Fished the Charleston Nearshore Reef today for a few hours. Lots of undersize black sea bass and cold water (51 degrees).
We finally wrapped up our last fishing charter in Beaufort and trailered the boat to Charleston. We have been catching lots of weakfish trout at the nearshore wrecks as well a a few bull red drum.
A November bull red
The past few weeks have seen some great fishing days and some slow fishing days. My last excursion to the wrecks/reefs yielded many many bluefish and many undersize black sea bass. The surf bite has been steady, and during the last big moon tide we saw quite a few nice red drum tailing in the grass. Amber shot a great video of this, which is on her Facebook page. Labor Day Weekend I had a full day bottom fishing trip 32 miles out to the North Hole area. We had many large sea bass, 2 triggers, and several vermillion snapper.
Had a great eco-tour Tuesday, as my patrons were really into sea turtles. They also collected a bag full of beautiful whelk (aka conch) and cockle shells. Wednesday I had a late day site-casting-for-red-drum-in-the-grass sunset trip, but the westerly winds held the tide out a bit. We saw 6 to 8 really nice red drum, some pushing 7 lbs, but they were spooky. It's hard to explain a large fish in 8 inches of water 10 feet away from you, but not taking your bait. Thursday morning was slick calm seas and all the 1-3lb bluefish you could stand to reel in. After an hour of bluefish, we hit the surf for a couple of hours. The fishing was slower, but we caught a dozen red drum, several of which were pushing 30 inches.
A & B Fishing & Eco-Tours,
Captain ‘Bo’ and Amber Von Harten
1 Peeks Pike, Charleston, 29407
Cabbage Palms on a local Barrier Island.
A successful wintertime shelling trip