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AHQ INSIDER Beaufort (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Inshore water temperatures in the Beaufort area are in the upper 70s, and particularly at low tide the water has generally been pretty dirty. Redfish in the Beaufort area are starting to get into a summer pattern, and Captain Tuck Scott of Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports that at high tide tailing activity is right where it should be for this time of year.  When you have several succes ...

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AHQ INSIDER Greater Murrells Inlet (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Water temperatures in the Murrells Inlet area are in the lower to mid-70s. Perry’s Bait and Tackle in Murrells Inlet (843-651-2895) reports that the flounder fishing is really heating up along the South Grand Strand, and they are getting more fish and better keeper ratios each day.  Captain J of Fishful Thinking Guide Service (843-902-0356) reports that in Murrells Inlet itself the fishing has bee ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Jocassee (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Lake Jocassee is up to 91.5% of full pool, and water temperatures are in the lower 70s.  In the backs there is a fair amount of stuff in the water (pollen, leaves, limbs), but overall clarity is very good.  The trout bite is still progressing nicely on Lake Jocassee, and they are starting to get some nice late spring catches on Guide Sam Jones’ (864-280-9056) boat.  He reports that fish still have ...

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AHQ INSIDER Lake Russell (GA/SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Lake Russell water levels are at 474.19 (full pool is 475.00), and water temperatures are in the mid-70s and above. The gradual decline of the spring bass bite on Lake Russell continues, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports that as temperatures rise the bass have started to scatter out as they make their way towards deeper water.  A few fish can still be caught shallow in the backs, but mo ...

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AHQ INSIDER Santee Cooper (SC) Spring Fishing Report – Updated May 19

-- May 19 Santee Cooper water levels are at 75.41 in Lake Marion (full pool is 76.8) and 75.35 in Lake Moultrie (full pool is 75.5).  Water temperatures are in the upper 70s, and particularly Lake Marion is muddy – while the lower lake is a little better. While there haven’t been a ton of changes in the catfish action on the Santee Cooper lakes, Captain Jim Glenn (843-825-4239) reports that the big fish bit ...

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