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Beaufort (SC) Inshore Fishing Report – Updated May 5

-- As used to be typical for May in the Beaufort area, the big story right now involves the inshore cobia fishery.  However, while Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports that although they have seen early signs of inshore cobia, right now the story isn’t about the fish they are seeing or catching.  New regulations concerning the cobia fishery (read the full regs here) limit the number of cobia that ca ...

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Hilton Head (SC) Fishing Report – Updated April 7

-- It’s a transition period for redfish in the Hilton Head area, and fish are moving (broadly) out of their large winter schools towards a summer pattern.  Typically this can make for a difficult period for fishing, and Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) says that particularly when the wind won’t lay down it can be tough to get anything going.  The water is stained so it’s hard to spot anythin ...

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Beaufort (SC) Inshore Fishing Report – Updated March 28

Even though it’s only March, and the majority of redfish are still in their big winter schools, there are already some fish being seen tailing on the flats!  That’s probably because Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort is seeing inshore water temperatures warmer than they have ever seen at this time of year, and so fish are doing things that usually don’t happen until later in the season.  [If t ...

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Beaufort (SC) Fishing News and Report – Updated Jan. 9

It’s finally getting to be winter in the lowcountry, but according to Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort for the last few weeks fishing has been atypical for this time of year.  Unusually warm water temperatures meant that through the beginning of 2016 fish could still be seen tailing in the grass, and bait has been behaving like it does in the fall instead of winter.  At times the fishing has ...

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Beaufort Inshore Fishing News and Report (Updated November 13)

Inshore fishing is hot in the Beaufort area, and it’s about to get even better!  Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that right now is a special time, because even though it’s mid-November inshore water temperatures are still around 73 degrees – meaning that redfish can still be found tailing in the grass.  At the same time, bait is abundant on the flats and fish can be found chasing sh ...

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