Inshore water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are up to 60-63 degrees, and the shallows are still very clear.
Inshore fishing is picking up around Little River, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports that on the low to rising tide they have been doing well for redfish in the 18-27 inch range. Fish are being caught on both Gulp! and live mud minnows in the tidal marshes off the IntraCoastal Waterway.
They are also catching a few black drum on crabs and shrimp on the incoming tide around the ledges in 6-15 feet of water.
While the expectation is that numbers are way down, there have been some reports of trout being caught – including this 18-inch fish. Anglers are reminded that, as a precautionary measure, the SCDNR is asking anglers to practice catch and release of all spotted seatrout through the end of September. To read the full news release click here.
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Columbia, SC 29250