Saltwater Fishing Trends - Aug. 20
Fishing trends courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.
- Cherry Grove Pier reports that pompano, whiting, croaker and a few spots are being caught off the pier.
- Surf and Pier: Bluefish, whiting and pompano have all been caught in the surf, as well as some ladyfish. Nearshore: King Mackerel have also been caught a the 3 Mile Reef and out at Bilkie Bear, with cobia also coming at the 3 Mile Reef as well as other nearshore reefs. Spadefish are also at the 3 Mile Reef. Offshore: The wahoo bite is fairly good now with lots of nice fish caught in the last few days. Tuna, good numbers of king mackerel, and good bottom fish including grouper have also been caught.
- Offshore: There is still some excellent bottom fishing including grouper in 100 feet of water on live bait and butterfly-style jigs, as well as vermillion snapper in 80-90 feet on squid and cigar minnows. Trolling is still producing some mid-sized wahoo along with scattered dolphin. Sailfish have been hit-and-miss, but the best reports have been in 350-450 feet of water.
- Hunting Island Pier reports that mostly whiting, sharpnose sharks, rays and eels have been caught off the pier.
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