Morning surface water temperatures are about 84 degrees around Hilton Head and the water is relatively clear.There are tons of small shrimp inshore and more big ones should be on the way.Finger mullet are also prolific.
Lake Murray water levels are still high at 358.08 (full pool is 360.00) and the Little Saluda is dingy while the Big Saluda is clear.The main lake is clear except for a green summer algae tint.Morning surface water temperatures on the big water are back up to about 84 degrees.
The striped bass fishing is still about the same on Lake Murray, and Captain Brad Taylor (803-331-1354) reports
Morning surface water temperatures are still about 83 degrees around Beaufort, but with a ton of rain and freshwater inflow the water is a muddy mess.From mullet to menhaden to shrimp there is tons of bait in the area.
Even though the tailing tides aren’t as high as last week, Captain Tuck Scott with Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports
Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s around Murrells Inlet.
Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs, live sand fleas, blood worms, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits.Live finger mullet are big enough for bait and prolific in the creeks, but the water has gotten so hot that they are not always able to keep them alive and in stock.