Saltwater Fishing Trends:
Little River - Grand Strand - Charleston - Beaufort - Tides
S.C. marine recreational fishing regulations (PDF file). Saltwater Fishing License site.
Fishing trends courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.
- Cherry Grove Pier reports that they have been catching a good number of sub-keeper flounder off the pier as well as lots of bluefish in the 2-3+ pound range. Numbers of whiting are down but the fish that have been landed have been big fish in the 3/4 – 1 1/2 pound range, and some spot have started to run. There have been no kings landed but a 31 and a 33 pound cobia were recently caught off the pier.
- Nearshore: King mackerel have been caught at Belkie Bear as well as off the beaches, and at the 3 Mile Reef spadefish and Spanish mackerel are doing well.
- Offshore: Georgetown Landing Marina reports that fishing is as good as it gets offshore. Dolphin and black fin tuna have been prolific, and some nice tilefish, grouper and a big hogfish have been caught. Several blue marlin have been hooked and released.
- Offshore: Haddrell’s Point reports the dolphin bite is wide open, with very strong numbers of fish in the 5-25 pound range and fish as shallow as 90 feet and as deep as 1800 feet. The wahoo bite remains decent in 130-250 feet of water, and numerous blue marlin have been seen and quite a few released.
Beaufort - Hilton Head
- Offshore: Captain Wally Phinney reports that some nice messes of dolphin have been caught in the Gulf Stream out of Beaufort.