How Storms Affect Offshore Fishing- Charleston, SC

24 Oct How Storms Affect Offshore Fishing- Charleston, SC

In a place like Charleston with frequent storms and changes in weather, it’s good for someone wanting to take up fishing as a hobby or simply going on a fishing charter to understand how a storm will affect their experience.

Here are a few ways in which storms can affect off-shore fishing:

  • Pressure and fronts. If a cold front is approaching, the air pressure will drop. Some experts theorize that fish can sense changes in pressure, so these fish typically will be more active in the days before a cold front moves in. During this time, the air condition creates bubbles in the water. These bubbles bring particles and organisms up to the surface, bringing the fish that are feeding on them along. However, after the cold front passes and the air pressure increases, fish are significantly less active. They swim slower and in shorter distances.
  • Visibility. If you’re fishing closer to shore after big storm, the fish might not be able to see your bait because of the cloudy water. However, if you’re fishing off-shore, fish visibility shouldn’t be too hampered. This is why it might be a better idea to fish off-shore after a storm as opposed to in-shore.
  • Debris. Some storms could leave floating debris in the water. While it might be harmful for the environment, this debris could attract certain kinds of deep sea fish like wahoo or Mahi Mahi

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