There was a huge barge coming in for a load of dirt and the workers for this project did not wish for us to travel around the moving barge and the two tug boats working the area. So Greg and I decided to paddle across to Drum Island. Drum Island is a good spot for targeting speckled trout and finding sharks teeth. Unfortunately on this occasion the only thing biting along the shoreline were huge mosquitoes. Uff da!! After departing the shoreline of Drum Island towards the old coal docks the squirms of mosquitoes seemed like they followed us half across the Cooper River before they gave up the chase.
As soon as I got to the pilings that remained of the old coal docks, I put my inshore spinning rod away and pulled out my sheepsheads outfit. My sheepshead weapon of choice is the Shimano Tescata with TC4 construction; length of the rod is 8’, rod weight is medium with a extra fast tip. The reel of choice is the Okuma Convector CV20L spooled with 30 lb power pro. At the end of the braid is a #10 size barrel swivel. Attached to this swivel is 20# Trik Fish Fluorocarbon Leader That is 4’ long with a 2” dropper loop knot about 9” above a sturgeon’s loop knot that a 1 oz bank sinker is attached. On the dropper loop knot above the sinker I attach an Owner SSW 1/0 hook. How that I have described my sheepshead set-up let us get fishing.