Saltwater Fishing Trends - April 16
Fishing trends courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.
- Cherry Grove Pier reports runs of blues last week along with some whiting and croaker.
- Surf and Pier: Springmaid Pier said fairly recently there were Spanish. Menhaden are off the beaches, but the cobia have left the beaches. Some black drum and sheepshead are reported off the jetties. The flounder bite continues to improve, but the trout remains inconsistent.
- Inshore: Sheepshead are being caught around docks and rock piles in 8-15 feet of water on fiddler crabs and live shrimp. Spottail bass have begun to break up out of their large winter schools into smaller packs, and they can be found hanging out under docks and in the mouths of creeks – as well as on the shallow flats at low tide. Live minnows and Gulp! baits rigged on the new JNT jigheads are hard to beat. Finally, some trout up to five pounds have been caught, and this bite should only get better from now through May.
- Hunting Island Pier reports that a few whiting and stingrays have been caught off the pier.
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