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Georgetown Fishing Report

Learn more about Georgetown below

April 11

Morning surface water temperatures are around 68-70 degrees in the creeks around Debordieu, and bait is showing back up again. 

March 27

Morning surface water temperatures in Debordieu Creek were about 63 this morning, while the ocean is around 59 degrees. There is still a ton of freshwater coming into the system and salinity is relatively low. 

February 29

Morning surface water temperatures in Debordieu Creek were bumping 60 this morning, although are now dropping quickly, and water clarity has improved.  The ocean is holding more steady in the mid-/upper 50s.  

January 31

Morning surface water temperatures in Debordieu Creek were about 54 degrees this morning and with so much water coming out of the rivers the area has been muddy.    

January 25

Morning surface water temperatures in Debordieu Creek were about 54 degrees this morning.  

January 4

Morning surface water temperatures in Debordieu Creek were about 47 degrees this morning.  

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About Georgetown

Includes Winyah Bay fishing report, North Inlet fishing report and Debordieu fishing report.

Located at the southern tip of the South Carolina Grand Strand on the Atlantic coastline, Georgetown is approximately halfway between the North Carolina/ South Carolina border and Charleston, SC.  Georgetown is the third oldest city in South Carolina and today the second largest seaport in the state.  The city of Georgetown is located on the Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw and Sampit Rivers.  The city is located entirely within Georgetown County, of which it is the county seat.  This fishing report covers the massive Winyah Bay watershed as well as North Inlet located to the south of Debordieu Beach, a private island to the northeast of Georgetown.

Redfish (also known as spottail bass, red drum, and other names) can be caught inshore around Georgetown the year round, as can spotted seatrout (also known as speckled seatrout, winter trout, and more).  Sheepshead and black drum can also be found inshore most of the year, although in late winter the mature fish generally head offshore to spawn.  There are also an abundance of essentially migratory species that generally come in the warmer months – a broad category in South Carolina – and leave when temperatures cool.  These include croaker, pompano, spot, whiting and of course flounder (juveniles of both species may be present all year), bluefish, tarpon, weakfish, spadefish, cobia, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, sharks and more.  Bottom species including black sea bass, triggerfish, porgies, and various species of snapper and grouper can always be found off the coast at varying depths, while dolphin, tuna and even marlin are seasonal offshore species.  Wahoo can generally be caught the year round in the Gulf Stream off South Carolina.  Note that species can seasonally come to South Carolina via north/south migration along the Atlantic coast, or they can seasonally move closer to the coast and then farther out via east/west migration, as well as a combination of the two.  In addition to spawning patterns and water temperature preference, some of these migrations are driven at least in part by bait availability, including shrimp, mullet, menhaden and more.