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Charleston Fishing News and Report (Updated August 28)

  • by Jay

Inshore: Haddrell’s Point(843-881-3644) reports that there is a fantastic tarpon bite right now, even ahead of the annual mullet migration.  Around most of the area inlets (actually, from Georgetown to Hilton Head) there are excellent reports wherever inlets are feeding into the ocean, particularly in the slews between sand bars and around channel drop-offs.  The baits of choice have been large live mullet, live crabs, or even a Large Hogy artificial lure.  Black tip sharks and bull reds are also in the inlets.  In the rivers decent numbers of smaller trout are being caught around creek mouths on live shrimp fished under a popping float as well as Zman Trout Tricks.  Sheepshead continue to be caught around bridges and most any heavy structure in 6-20 feet of water.  They will take a fiddler crab or live shrimp placed in front of them.

Folly Beach Pier (843-588-3474) reports that a lot of whiting, bluefish, and a few black drum have been caught off the pier, as well as good numbers of 14-inch spotted sea trout.

Offshore:  Haddrell’s Pointreports that the wahoo bite continues to be very strong, with boats catching 2-13 wahoo per trip in 110-250 feet of water.  High speed trolling has been productive but trolling Iland lures with a medium ballyhoo behind them has also worked.  In 80-90 feet of water there have been plenty of nice-sized sea bass and vermillion snapper caught.

 

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