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AHQ Report - Beaufort

February 17

Inshore surface water temperatures are around 57 degrees, and while clarity is high overall in the Harbor River and Broad River, north of the Broad River Bridge it gets fairly tannic (due to recent rainfall).

Fishing conditions have been a little tricky for redfish, and Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

January 20

After hitting the 60s, inshore surface water temperatures in Beaufort have fallen back into the 50s. The water is very clean and clear.

Despite some very unpredictable up-and-down weather in the Beaufort area, Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

January 10

Inshore surface water temperatures are approximately 54 degrees in Beaufort. The water has cleared up nicely and visibility is good.

After a few slow days the redfish bite has improved in the Beaufort area, and Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

December 24

Inshore surface water temperatures are approximately 57-58 degrees in Beaufort. The water is relatively clear, although the rains of the last couple of days have dirtied it up a bit.

There is not a ton of change in the redfish bite in the Beaufort area, but Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports

December 9

Inshore surface water temperatures are approximately 54 or 55 degrees in Beaufort. The water is clear and will stay that way for a while. 

The redfishknow that at some point what little bait remains in the Beaufort area will be gone, and as a result Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) reports that fish are

October is known for good saltwater and especially redfish fishing, and despite all the heavy rain that has fallen on the state this fall has lived up to expectations in the Beaufort area.  Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that annual transitions between warm and cooler weather fishing patterns are starting to get under way, […]
In the most recent Beaufort/ Hilton Head fishing report which was posted on Friday Captain Tuck Scott reported a very strong high tide bite for tailing redfish, but he warned that fish were finicky at times on low tide.  However, that’s not to say that spottails can’t be caught on the ebb – check out these redfish […]
With water temperatures usually as high as they will get all year, August can be a tough time to fish in South Carolina.  Luckily for Beaufort-area fishermen, however, even though it’s hot redfish are still feeding very well.  In fact, Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that tailing activity on the flood tide has been […]
Despite the hot air and water temperatures, Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley (843-368-2126) reports that inshore action has been strong in the Hilton Head area. Redfish have been hard to locate on high water, but once the tide is leaving the marsh small schools of spottails have been holding around shell banks extending from the shoreline […]
Inshore: Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that redfish are chasing shrimp in the creeks. Fish can be caught on shrimp and mullet, with live mud minnows not producing as well but still catching a few fish. On cloudy days there has been some topwater activity early on Zara Spooks and Gurgler flies on the […]
Spottail Bass: Fair. Bay Street Outfitters (843-524-5250) in Beaufort reports that weather continues to be a major issue, but that looks to be improving. When they can get out they are mostly sight-casting for fish on lower stages of the tide, and although fish are selective they will generally eat. On fly tackle smaller patterns are […]

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