South Carolina Fishing Reports

Fishing reports from Johns Island, South Carolina, Late September 2022

Fishing report from Will A. in Johns Island, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Will here.

Fishing report from Chris O. in Little River, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good push of larger flounder with most ranging from 18”-25”. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig 1oz -3oz depending on the tide. Best bites have been around the barges and APCs. If you get a pretty day there’s been a good push of grouper as shallow as 50-60ft on the ledges. The best baits have been pin fish and live pogies. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks on the outside and around the channel there’s been some bigger (over slot)redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. These bigger reds aren’t the main bull run which should start very soon but are more of our local fish pushing to the jetties with all the bait in the ocean. While fishing for these reds there is a good amount of flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure don’t be surprised if you catch them in the channel too. If you just fishing for flounder the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat on

Fishing report from Jeremy E. in Charleston, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Jeremy here.

    Inshore in the charleston area the redfishing has been incredible. This month you can expect to catch reds and seatrout. The good quality sized sea trout should show up by the end of October. Along the beaches the big bull redfish should be making their presence known in big numbers s the water Temps begin to cool down. But currently if you want to go fishing, the Inshore bite has been great, with lots of big redfish being caught Inshore! If you would like to fish in Charleston or the surrounding book your trip with me and will get into ’em
    Inshore in the charleston area the redfishing has been incredible. This month you can expect to catch reds and seatrout. The good quality sized sea trout should show up by the end of October. Along the beaches the big bull redfish should be making their presence known in big numbers s the water Temps begin to cool down. But currently if you want to go fishing, the Inshore bite has been great, with lots of big redfish being caught Inshore! If you would like to fish in Charleston or the surrounding book your trip with me and will get into ’em
    Inshore in the charleston area the redfishing has been incredible. This month you can expect to catch reds and seatrout. The good quality sized sea trout should show up by the end of October. Along the beaches the big bull redfish should be making their presence known in big numbers s the water Temps begin to cool down. But currently if you want to go fishing, the Inshore bite has been great, with lots of big redfish being caught Inshore! If you would like to fish in Charleston or the surrounding book your trip with me and will get into ’em
    Inshore in the charleston area the redfishing has been incredible. This month you can expect to catch reds and seatrout. The good quality sized sea trout should show up by the end of October. Along the beaches the big bull redfish should be making their presence known in big numbers s the water Temps begin to cool down. But currently if you want to go fishing, the Inshore bite has been great, with lots of big redfish being caught Inshore! If you would like to fish in Charleston or the surrounding book your trip with me and will get into ’em

Fishing report from Chris O. in Little River, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.
    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.
    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.
    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.
    The grouper are starting to moving in about 60 to 70 foot of water. We're catching a good mix of keepers and a few shorts on live pin fish and pogies. As for inshore most of the flounder are moving in from the reefs and there's a good amount of fish around the creek mouths and deeper channels. The best baits have been finger mullet or smaller pogies. Theres been a good push of redfish around the jetty rocks, grass flats and backwater creeks. We've been catching them on live shrimp, pogies, and finger mullet. As for trout it's been slim pickins the few we've been catching have been around the jetties and shell banks on live shrimp.

Fishing report from Will A. in Johns Island, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Will here.

    September is the month to remember. Sheepshead, flounder, and trout are gonna be looking to feed now that water temp is slowly dropping. Always look for moving water and depth with structure around. I personally go during the low tide and look for areas that has both and come back during the high tide and set up for the stopping tide. Usually i do the best the first three hours of the dropping tide. I've found that smaller baits do well such as mud minnows and finger mullet. September usually has slot if rain so if the water looks cloudy from sunshine the run off use finger mullet. Finger mullet can be seen easier than mud minnows, they are white and not dark like the mud minnows. With using shrimp, one also noticed if you use large shrimp that they too can be seen easier and it can keep the trash fish away due to the size but not always. Popping corks will be starting their way back into my tackle box as well. Along with artificial baits such as the Vudu shrimp. Con't forget your Pro Cure and please don't over do the amount needed. It can and will ruin not only the color but also the dexterity of the bait.
    September is the month to remember. Sheepshead, flounder, and trout are gonna be looking to feed now that water temp is slowly dropping. Always look for moving water and depth with structure around. I personally go during the low tide and look for areas that has both and come back during the high tide and set up for the stopping tide. Usually i do the best the first three hours of the dropping tide. I've found that smaller baits do well such as mud minnows and finger mullet. September usually has slot if rain so if the water looks cloudy from sunshine the run off use finger mullet. Finger mullet can be seen easier than mud minnows, they are white and not dark like the mud minnows. With using shrimp, one also noticed if you use large shrimp that they too can be seen easier and it can keep the trash fish away due to the size but not always. Popping corks will be starting their way back into my tackle box as well. Along with artificial baits such as the Vudu shrimp. Con't forget your Pro Cure and please don't over do the amount needed. It can and will ruin not only the color but also the dexterity of the bait.

Fishing report from Chris O. in Little River, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!
    On the nearshore reefs there’s been a good flounder and Spanish bite. Which should continue into September. The flounder have been biting mullet, pogies, and baby croakers in the 3-7”range using a Carolina rig around the barges and APCs. the Spanish have been biting Spoons and mackerel trees either trolling the mackerel tree with a number one planer or casting gold or silver spoons. You can also chum with live mullet to get the Spanish fired up then live line a mullet on a number 4 treble with 3-4” of wire. Around the jetties there has been some trout redfish flounder and Spanish . Most of the trout have been caught on live shrimp floating down along the rocks anywhere from 5 to 10 foot down. You can catch some of the redfish using the slip corks with live shrimp or Just off the rocks and around the channel there’s been some bull redfish you can use cut bait (blue fish, pogies, mullet) or live pogies on a Carolina rig (2-3oz weight with 12”-16” 40lb fluorocarbon leader with a 8/0 circle hook. This bull redfish bite should only get better moving into September/October. The flounder have been tight to the rocks and hanging around any bottom structure. Fishing the outside of the jetties when the water is cleanest with a 1/4 ounce jig head with a finger mullet has been the best. If you start seeing an area with Spanish jumping and chasing mullet try anchoring in that area and start throwing live mullet around the boat once you start seeing the Spanish around the boat pitch a mullet on a number 4 treble with 2-3” of wire or any top water bait and they should hammer it!

Fishing report from Carlo M. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Carlo here.

Fishing report from Chris O. in Little River, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Chris here.

Fishing report from Carlo M. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Carlo here.

Fishing report from Matt S. in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Matt here.

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