Inshore surface water temperatures in the morning around Edisto Island are about 84-85 degrees on the main rivers, while in the creeks water temperature can hit 90 or 91.Visibility in the North Edisto is pretty good, while in the South Edisto it is lower – especially when the tides are moving.There are tons of shrimp and finger mullet in the creeks, and mullet and menhaden are thick off the beaches.
Seasonal cooling has already improved the fishing around Edisto Island, and Captain Ron Davis, Jr. (843-513-0143) points
Water temperatures are in the low to mid-80s in Murrells Inlet. Bait is abundant and mullet have started to migrate 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.
Water temperatures have cooled off just a bit in Murrells Inlet, and Captain J Baisch (843-902-0356) reports
Lake Russell is above full pool at about 475.25 (full pool is 475.00) as they try to lower Lake Hartwell levels, and morning surface water temperatures range from about 80 on the main channel to 84 in the creeks.Even though the water is very high it is still clear.
The late summer bass bite on Lake Russell is pretty good, and Guide Jerry Kotal (706-988-0860) reports