Kayak Fish the Harbor (James Island)

Kayak Fish the Harbor (James Island)

The grassy marshland that lines the West Ashley and James Island side of Charleston harbor is rife with sea trout and redfish. A kayak’s silence and stealth allow anglers a closer approach to their prey than in a motorized craft. Focus on the mouths of small feeder creeks opening up into the harbor, or just troll an electric chicken lure behind your kayak and paddle along the grass line against the current. The Holy City’s profile across the water provides an excellent backdrop for photographs of you with your catch.

Directions from Charleston: We suggest putting in at the infrequently used Sunrise Park. Take the James Island Expressway to exit #2 and go southeast on Harbor View Rd. for 3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto Fort Johnson Rd. and go northeast half a mile, then turn left onto Wildwood Rd. to the end and left onto Wampler Dr. Stay on Wampler Dr. until you see the parking area for Sunrise Park on the right.

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