Carolina salt report all species
INSHORE (State Waters)
CHERRY GROVE: Flounder have been reported to be taking mud minnows in the inlet.
MURRELLS INLET: hitting mud minnows and cut shrimp.
CHARLESTON AREA: Red drum activity is picking up. Sheepshead and black sea bass are very good at the jetties and other structures. Use fiddlers and live shrimp. Flounder can be found in shallow inlets using mud minnows and grubs. Summer Trout caught on live shrimp.
EDISTO AREA: Some flounder are being caught on big mud minnows. For use red drum shrimp and cut bait.
BEAUFORT AREA: Red drum are biting live mud minnows or shrimp, as well as artificial grubs. Sheepshead will take fiddlers around rocks and structures. Flounder mud minnows, a few summer trout have been caught using live shrimp and artificials. For cobia in the Broad River try squid and eels.
OFFSHORE (Federal Waters)
CHERRY GROVE: Boats from Calabash and Little River report Atlantic Bonita are just offshore from 2 to 10 miles out. Use No. 1 Clark spoons. Bottom fishing over reefs is producing black sea bass as well as silver snapper. Use squid or cut bait. Good catches of black drum and speckled trout around Little River.
MURRELLS INLET: Tuna, wahoo and king mackerel were reported biting in the Gulf Stream. Snapper, grouper and a few amberjack are good, as are black bass. Fish over live bottoms and structures. Use squid and cigar minnows. Some wahoo and blackfin tuna were caught past the 300-foot line in the Gulf Stream. Good catches of Yellowfin tuna trolling with ballyhoo.
CHARLESTON AREA: Georgetown Hole and the Southwest Banks are yielding nice wahoo, dolphin, blackfin. Troll with ballyhoo. Black sea bass are good over reefs and live bottoms. Snapper and grouper are good off ledges around 180 feet deep. Use cut bait or squid.
EDISTO RIVER/ST. HELENA SOUND: Dolphin and billfish action has slowed. Sailfish have been caught 200 feet down with blue and whites with ballyhoo. Also try red and blacks with ballyoo for wahoo on the ledge.
BEAUFORT AREA: For cobia in the Broad River use eels, squid or Sabiki rigs with herring. Wahoo, dolphin and blackfin tuna have been caught near the Gulf Stream at the thermal break, trolling with ballyhoo and artificial lures. For sheepshead and whiting off wrecks use fiddler crabs and shrimp. ? Source: S.C. Department of Natural Resources