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AHQ Report - Edisto Island

February 16

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 54 degrees and the water in both rivers is clear but tannic with a lot of fresh water inflow. On high tide the North Edisto gets a clean green color when ocean water floods in.     

February 2

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are back up to about 52 degrees and the water has cleared.   

January 25

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island have been about 48 degrees in the creeks. With the rivers still high the water is a little tannic but much clearer than a week or two ago, and when the ocean comes in the water is a nice clean green. 

January 4

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are in the low 50s off the beach, and colder in the creeks. 

December 21

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island have dropped into the low 50s in the big water, while back in the creeks after some of these cold nights surface temperatures are in the upper 40s. The South Edisto is not muddy but the water is brown and tannic with a tremendous amount of freshwater coming down the rivers, and it should stay that way for some time.  

December 14

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island have dropped to 52-53 degrees in the creeks. Water is clearing with the cooler temperatures.

November 30

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island have dropped to 55-56 degrees in the creeks, while the ocean temperature is still about 60 degrees. Water is clearing with the cooler temperatures.

November 17

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 61-62 degrees in the creeks. Water is clearing with the cooler temperatures.

November 9

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 62 degrees in the creeks and 65-66 off the beach. Water is clearing with the cooler temperatures.

November 3

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island have been in the high 50s the last couple of nights, but rising into the mid-60s during the day. Water clarity is still high in both rivers.

October 26

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are still about 68 degrees, which is unusually early to be this low. Both rivers are still clear and shrimp are still extremely plentiful. 

October 19

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are down to about 67 or 68 degrees. Both rivers are still clear and finger mullet and shrimp are still abundant. 

October 13

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are down to about 70 degrees. Right now both rivers are still clear. 

October 6

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are down to about 72 degrees. Both rivers are clear again and there is still plenty of bait around. 

September 29

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 77 degrees. The North Edisto is still clear and the flow of fresh water into the South Edisto has slowed so that it is saltier again. There is still plenty of bait around. 

September 22

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are about 79 degrees. The North Edisto is clear, but the South Edisto is so tannic the water is almost black and visibility is very low. There is still plenty of bait around.

September 8

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are all the way down to 80 degrees and there is a ton of freshwater that has come into the creeks. 

August 24

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are still around 88 degrees and clarity is decent. 

August 18

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are still around 88 degrees and the South Edisto is pretty brackish with all the recent rains, while the North Edisto is much saltier. 

August 4

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are stable at 88 degrees and there are tons of shrimp and finger mullet in the creeks. 

July 28

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are up to about 88 degrees and there are tons of shrimp and finger mullet in the creeks. 

June 29

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are up to about 78 degrees and with the South Edisto at flood stage the salinity is very low after coming up 7 feet in 3 days! Neither river is muddy but with full moon tides coming they will soon be dirty. 

June 22

Morning surface water temperatures around Edisto Island are still at 74 degrees.

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