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AHQ Report - South Grand Strand

July 28

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s around Murrells Inlet.  

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs, live sand fleas, blood worms, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Live finger mullet are big enough for bait and prolific in the creeks, but the water has gotten so hot that they are not always able to keep them alive and in stock.

July 21

Morning surface water temperatures are in the mid-80s around Murrells Inlet.  

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs, live sand fleas, blood worms, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. While live finger mullet are big enough for bait and prolific in the creeks, the water has gotten so hot that they hard to stock until temperatures cool.

June 23

Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 70s around Murrells Inlet, and the tropical storm has brought wind and dumped a bunch of rain the last couple of days which has muddied the water. 

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs, live sand fleas (periodically), blood worms, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. In the next couple of weeks live finger mullet will be available in the store, and anglers can already net enough for personal use in the creeks. 

June 9

Morning surface water temperatures are in the upper 70s around Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live shrimp, fiddler crabs, live sand fleas, blood worms, fresh head-on shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. 

It continues to be a better year for flounder, and Captain Jay Baisch reports

May 20

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s around Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, fiddler crabs, live sand fleas, blood worms, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Very soon they will have live shrimp.   

There’s been some dramatic improvement in the fishing around Murrells Inlet over the last two weeks, and Captain Jay Baisch reports

May 6

Morning surface water temperatures are around 69 degrees in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, fiddler crabs, blood worms, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. 

Even though surface water temperatures have not moved much this week, Captain Jay Baisch reports

April 30

Morning surface water temperatures are hitting the low 70s in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, crappie minnows, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Fiddler crabs are available again.

April 2

Morning surface water temperatures are around 60 in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, crappie minnows, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Most days fiddler crabs are available again.

Because it was a real winter this year things are little slow kicking off on the south end of the Grand Strand this spring, but Captain Jay Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

March 11

Morning surface water temperatures are in the low 50s in Murrells Inlet and the water is crystal clear. 

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, crappie minnows, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Most days fiddler crabs are available again.  

For the first time in a little while we had a real winter this year, and so even as water temperatures start to warm Captain Jay Baisch (843-902-0356) points

February 24

Surface water temperatures are in the 40s in Murrells Inlet.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, crappie minnows, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. Soon fiddler crabs should be available again.  

Inshore fishing is almost non-existent on the south end of the Grand Strand, as Captain Jay Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

February 5

Surface water temperatures are around 49 in Murrells Inlet, and when the weather is decent the water is crystal clear.  

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, fresh shrimp, a full range of frozen baits – and has just started carrying crappie minnows!

The fishing is pretty tough on the south end of the Grand Strand, and Captain Jay Baisch (843-902-0356) points out

January 22

Surface water temperatures are in the low 50s in Murrells Inlet and the water is very clear when the weather is decent.

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, fresh shrimp, and a full range of frozen baits. 

The water has gotten so cold on the south end of the Grand Strand that there frankly aren’t that many fish feeding inshore, but Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

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