Originally published in Tideline magazine in July 2011
By Matt Winter
Capt. John Ward can tell when the giants come cruising at the Charleston Jetties.
You can often find Ward anchored along the south jetty, teaching his clients how to work lures and Carolina rigs along the rocks for smaller redfish, big trout, black drum and sharks. But the Affinity Charters owner always keeps a sharp eye on the big rods off the back of the boat. Those lines are meant for bruisers, the big beasties that prowl through the rips and upwellings.