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AHQ Report - South Grand Strand

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

January 14

Surface water temperatures have dropped to around 50 degrees in Murrells Inlet and the water is clear when there is not too much rain or wind. 

Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live finger mullet (sometimes), blood worms, fresh shrimp, salt clam, and a full range of frozen baits. 

The trout fishing is pretty good on the south end of the Grand Strand, and Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

December 20

Surface water temperatures have dropped into the lower 50s in Murrells Inlet and the water is starting to clear when there is not too much rain or wind. Baisch Boys Bait and Tackle (843-651-1915) has regular and jumbo mud minnows, live finger mullet (sometimes), live shrimp, blood worms, fresh shrimp, salt clam, and a full range of frozen baits. 

It’s very hard to catch them in local waters, but Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

November 11

Surface water temperatures are still warm in Murrells Inlet and there continues to be a ton of bait around. Shrimp are prolific and even though mullet are no longer running the beaches there are plenty in the creeks.

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

Even though water temperatures are well above normal for this time of year, Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

October 7

Surface water temperatures are about 73 degrees in Murrells Inlet. Shrimp and finger mullet are prolific, and 7-8 inch mullet as well as huge 2-3 pound fish are migrating down the beaches. 

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

The strong fall fishing expected to arrive soon by the last report has gotten to the south end of the Grand Strand, and Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

September 16

Water temperatures are still in the low to mid-80s in Murrells Inlet. Mullet and shrimp are both everywhere and early indications are that it is a good baiting season.

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

It’s not that the fishing is bad on the south end of the Grand Strand, but Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports

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