Saltwater Fishing Trends - Nov. 13
Fishing trends courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.
- Cherry Grove Pier reports that lots of Spanish mackerel have been caught off the pier, and these have mainly been good, keeper-sized fish. Some bluefish have also been caught as well as decent numbers of whiting and croaker. Earlier in the week lots of small spadefish were hanging around.
- Flounder: Good to very good. Perry’s reports that flounder fishing in the creeks continues to pick up. Finger mullet trolled or casted on a Carolina rig are tough to beat. Right now anglers are catching about 8-12 keeper-sized flounder on each trip.
- Spottail bass: Good. Perry’s reports that slot-sized redfish as well as puppy drum are biting well in the creeks, but the most exciting spottail bass bite continues to be bull red drum. Bull drum are being caught off piers, around the jetties, and in the surf at night.
- Inshore: Good to very good. Haddrell’s Point reports that inshore fishing is on fire. Around bridges there is excellent fishing for sheepshead which have been eating fiddler crabs, and there has been an awesome founder bite around inlets and rock piles using live minnows or Zman PaddlerZ. Around the jetties bull red drum are crushing cut and live baits. Up the rivers there has been a solid trout bite on artificial shrimp fished under popping floats, and there have also been good numbers of schooling redfish caught on the shallow low tide flats on chunks of finger mullet and Gulp! baits.
- Spottail Bass: Good. Captain Dan “Fishin’ Coach” Utley reports that most of the one year old redfish are over the 15 inch minimum and they are hungry, eating Gulp! Baits, cut mullet, and gold spoons on low water in small creeks around oyster beds. The larger redfish are also mainly still in the smaller creeks, with a few schools starting to show up on the flats. Bull drum are gone from the inshore areas and are out in the Port Royal Sound and the Savannah River rock piles. Soon they will be found schooling under the birds just offshore.
- Hunting Island Pier reports that fishing has been slow off the pier. Despite a lot of people fishing only the occasional stingray has been caught.