Spring is coming! At least that’s what I keep telling myself as cool days and northerly winds continued to funnel through the lowcountry. Through Charleston, Isle of Palms and Folly Beach I have seen signs that things are about to change for the better quickly. Hints of green have begun to appear on the trees and Bald Eagles and Ospreys are preparing to nest. When those things start happening the influx of bait that kicks off the spring feeding frenzy will not be far behind. The good news is that the fish are also anticipating better times ahead and this has made them more interested in chasing our offerings. Some of our best fish over the past few weeks have come on artificials. Cut and live bait continue to produce nice fish as well. The most effective presentations seem to center around keeping your baits close to structure such as oyster beds, pilings, and flooded grass. Be prepared to make some moves to find active fish. We have had to move quickly on our last few trips as wary fish either stopped biting or moved away from us fairly often. Keep in mind with water temperatures in the 50’s you will need some warm clothes until the sun takes the chill out of the air. Get yourself ready for some of the best fishing of the year and book your fishing charter now. Until then I will be out there keeping an eye on things for you. Let’s go fishing!