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AHQ Report - North Grand Strand

November 19

Water temperatures did fall into the 60s but then heated back up to 70, but it finally looks surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand have dropped backed into the 60s for good. With the recent king tides, wind and rain clarity is low.  Bait is just starting to leave the creeks.  

The last couple of days have finally seen more seasonal weather on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, but Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

October 23

Surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand have risen to 74 degrees. Particularly on the incoming tide the water is a pretty blue color. While finger mullet remain abundant in the creeks and menhaden are thick off the beach, shrimp are still hard to come by. 

The redfish action has been outstanding for the last couple of weeks, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

October 7

Surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are about 72 degrees. While mullet are abundant, shrimp are small and hard to catch right now.    

The strong fishing that started this summer is extending into the fall, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

September 10

Surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand remains about 86 degrees. The creeks, inlets and surf are full of finger mullet.  

As the mullet run heats up the fishing is getting even better on the north end of the Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

August 25

Surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are about 86 degrees and water clarity is typical for summer. On some rainy days the water stays dirty, but generally it’s clean on the incoming and dirty on the outgoing. The creeks are filled with shrimp and mullet. 

It’s been a phenomenal summer of fishing on the north end of the Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445)

July 24

Surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are about 85 degrees and water clarity varies. Some inshore areas are dirty while the ocean is fairly clear today. 

Despite the heat Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

June 30

Ocean surface water temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are about 80 degrees. The water is clearing up nicely.

Even as it gets hot they are catching a mixed bag north of Myrtle Beach, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

June 15

Inshore surface temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are around 78 degrees. With the Waccamaw River flooded for the last week the water has been darker, and a new round of rain will probably keep it that way. 

There are good summer fishing conditions north of Myrtle Beach, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

May 28

Inshore surface temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are in the mid-70s.  The water was pretty clear before the tropical storm, but now it has gotten muddy.

There have been some pretty good catches to the north of Myrtle Beach in this mild May, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

May 13

Inshore surface temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are in the upper 60s to 70 degrees and the water is overall very clear. 

The flounder bite continues to be very good on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

April 30

Surface temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are in the upper 60s. The Cherry Grove area is very clear because of the lack of river inflow, while Little River is darker because of the freshwater.

The flounder continue to headline inshore fishing on the north end of the South Carolina Grand Strand, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

April 15

Surface temperatures on the north end of the Grand Strand are around 66 degrees in the surf.

The biggest change inshore this week is with the flounder, and Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports

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