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Saltwater Fishing Report

Charleston

The Charleston Angler reports reds are being caught on shrimp gurglers. As the water was moves back into the grass the sight fishing is good for the big singles.

Beaufort-Hilton Head

Bull red drum:  Good. Captain Dan "Fishin' Coach" Utley and Captain Brian Vaughn report the bite for bull red drums 30 pounds or more has been outstanding.  Fish can be found around the rock piles off Bay Point and they have also moved into the sounds and sandbars right off the beach.  Use cut mullet on stout Carolina rigs and 12/0 to 15/0 circle hooks. Spottail Bass: Very good.  Bay Street Outfitters reports that the best redfish bite has been around low tide in skinny water where redfish are chasing shrimp and baitfish.  Look for shallow areas where gulls, herons and egrets are lurking and expect to find spottail bass. Trout: Very good.  Fishing live or DOA shrimp under a popping cork near grass on higher tides with a little movement has been very productive.  On low tides fish the popping cork off the edges where fish will be holding.  Bouncing a jighead baited with Gulp! is also productive; these lures can also be trolled.  Some topwater action has been reported on Zara Spooks early in the morning.

Little River

Cherry Grove Pier: The sheepshead bite off the pier has slowed down and small flounder, bluefish and whiting are making up the bulk of the catch.

Grand Strand

Spottail Bass: Very good.  Perry's Bait and Tackle reports that nice catches of slot sized red drum and short fish in the 13 inch range continue to be made in the creeks.  Finger mullet continue to be the bait.  On low tide fish can be found on creek edges and patrolling around oyster rakes; on higher tides the fish will move alongside and then into the grass.  Bigger fish can be found in the surf and around the jetties. Spotted Sea Trout: Very good.  Look in Murrells Inlet area creeks and the creeks behind Pawley's Island and fish in holes at lower stages of the tide and along the grass on higher tides.   Fish are also being caught off the Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach.

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