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AHQ Report - South Grand Strand

December 1

Morning surface water temperatures are about 59 degrees inshore in Murrells Inlet and clarity is improving except right after rains. 

November 18

This week morning surface water temperatures have dropped to the upper 50s inshore in Murrells Inlet and clarity is improving. 

November 10

This week morning surface water temperatures shot up to about 69 or 70 degrees inshore in Murrells Inlet but very soon they will drop.

November 4

Morning surface water temperatures are about 65 degrees inshore in Murrells Inlet and there is still a lot of bait around.

October 27

It’s been a very, very long time since we have brought readers a new report for the southern end of the Grand Strand, but we are very pleased to have Captain Tom Cushman of Cush’s Calmwater Charters joining us. Tom has been a fishing captain for 30 plus years, and he’s been guiding around Myrtle Beach for more than 20 years. For a while now he has been fishing mostly of Murrells Inlet. He can be reached at 843-997-5850 to book a charter.

June 28

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s in Murrells Inlet. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, usually fiddler crabs (call to confirm), fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.  Live finger mullet will be stocked within days. 

June 17

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s in Murrells Inlet. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs (some days – call to check), fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.  Very soon they will have live finger mullet. 

The big Murrells Inlet Rotary Club flounder tournament

June 10

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low 80s in Murrells Inlet. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs (some days – call to check), fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.  

May 19

Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-70s in Murrells Inlet. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs (some days – call to check), crappie shiners, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.  

You still have to weed through a bunch of small ones, but Captain Jay Baisch reports

May 4

Morning surface water temperatures are in the lower 70s in Murrells Inlet. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live mullet, fiddler crabs (some days – call to check), crappie shiners, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.

April 21

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s in Murrells Inlet. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live mullet, fiddler crabs (some days – call to check), crappie shiners, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.

With water temperatures creeping up the flounder have really arrived inshore, and Captain Jay Baisch reports

April 8

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low 60s in Murrells Inlet and the water is still very clear. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live mullet, fiddler crabs (some days – call to check), crappie shiners, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits including frozen sand fleas.

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