Morning surface water temperatures are around 85-87 and the creeks are full of bait.   

It’s not fall inshore fishing, but Captain Buddy Love with Captain Smiley Fishing Charters (843-361-7445) reports that they are doing pretty well catching scattered redfish and black drum in the creek mouths with live shrimp on a slip cork rig.  The falling tide has been best, and you can also pick up redfish on live finger mullet.  

Trout are also around in the same areas, but they have been small.   

The flounder are fairly prolific, but south of the border most of them are short fish right now.  There are some keeper fish that can be caught at creek mouths, but it seems like most of the better fish have headed out to the jetties or nearshore. 

It’s still a pretty incredible Spanish mackerel bite some days, and the last time they went after them they managed to troll up one about every ten minutes.  Twenty-five feet of water is the magic depth, and you can catch them trolling spoons on #1 or #2 planer boards.  There are also still some times when you can cast at them.   


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