Saltwater Fishing Trends - Sept. 11
Fishing trends courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.
- Cherry Grove Pier reports that whiting, croaker, and pompano are all being caught off the pier. A few bluefish and Spanish mackerel are also being caught, but large schools are not present. Some sheepshead and undersized spadefish are also being landed.
- Spottail bass: Good. In the last week bull red drum began to show up at the jetties. Use blue crabs in quarter and half sections as well as large mullet offerings. Slot-sized redfish as well as puppy drum are also biting well in the creeks.
- Flounder: Good. Flounder fishing in the creeks is improving after a late summer slowdown. Finger mullet trolled or casted on a Carolina rig are tough to beat.
- Inshore: Good. Tarpon have begun to show up in good numbers recently and have been taking large live mullet, live menhaden and cut baits fished around the tips of jetties and inlets. Bull reds can be found around the Grillage and out at the jetties, with Spanish holding just outside of the jetties and inlets and on the tidelines as well. Early morning has produced some good topwater action for trout and redfish in the rivers and some big flounder were caught on live minnows, live mullet and jerkshad fished around rock piles.
- Inshore: Fair. Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley reports that he has been catching a few redfish in small creeks around oyster beds, and some fish have also been found in larger creeks with docks fishing in deeper water around the structure. Mud minnows and cut mullet have been the baits of choice and the last two hours of the outgoing/ first two hours of the incoming have been the best tides. No trout to speak of are being caught but a couple of flounder each trip are being caught drifting mud minnows around oyster beds in the small creeks. Tarpon can be found in the Port Royal Sound following the schools of menhaden. A few Spanish are being caught out at the White Water Reef.