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AHQ Report - North Grand Strand

July 28

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River have dropped a little to about 83 degrees. There is tons of bait around including shrimp, mullet and more.

One major change this week is that Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

July 21

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are in the mid- and even upper 80s.

Kids’ camp is a success with plenty of croaker and smaller black drum still being caught inshore with fresh cut shrimp on a #4 hook, but Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

July 9

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are in the mid-80s, and while the surf is dirty it is unclear how much yesterday’s tropical storm will affect water conditions inshore.

For the past couple of weeks Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) has

June 23

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River have dropped just below 80 degrees, and with all the wind recently the water has been pretty stirred up.  

Quite honestly it’s been a tough couple of days of fishing as the storm blew through, but Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

June 9

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are up to 78 degrees. Shrimp are now big enough for bait. 

Fishing at the jetties has been really good recently, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

May 26

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River have risen fast to 75 degrees and above. While there is debris in the rivers the water coming from the ocean is starting to return to a clear, bright blue. They are finally starting to get small shrimp big enough to use for bait in cast nets. 

While it’s not as exciting as an influx of big trout would be, Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

May 19

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are about 72 degrees. Without much recent rain clarity is fairly normal. 

It’s flounder time at the north end of the Grand Strand, but Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

May 6

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are in the lower 70s. With lots of wind recently the water is not very clear. 

Water temperatures have not moved very much and so the inshore fishing patterns remain similar on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand. Overall the action is strong, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

April 29

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are just now hitting 70 but got there slower than usual this year.

Inshore fishing remains strong on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

April 16

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are in the mid to upper 60s and pushing 70, and the water is still pretty clear for this time of year.   

There’s a lot of good action on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

April 1

Inshore surface water temperatures around Little River are in the mid-60s, and the water is still pretty clear. 

It’s turning into a good spring on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and after a hiatus in the reports due to some telephone issues that kept us from connecting Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

February 23

Water temperatures range from about 48-50 degrees, and after recent weather the water is fairly dirty inshore. Out at the jetties there is some pretty blue water.   

Winter fishing continues to be strong on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

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