Fishing Report

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The following information is provided courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.

Saltwater

Hilton Head
Sheepshead: Very good. Although sheepshead are around all year anglers target them most during the winter months, and catches of sheepshead are strong around inshore structure. Fish fiddler crabs (available at Lowcountry Outfitters) vertically on a Carolina rig. Spottail Bass: Fair to good. Captain Dan "Fishin' Coach" Utley reports that as temperatures have warmed the fishing has gotten better and better. The fish are still grouped up in large schools but are less tentative than a month ago. A variety of artificials, and particularly Gulp! lures, will work. Trout: Fair. Trout fishing has slightly improved as temperatures have warmed; target the outgoing tide.
* Offshore: Weather has made getting offshore difficult, but at nearshore reefs and wrecks some bull drum and very large sheepshead are being caught.

For South Carolina marine recreational fishing regulations: http://www.dnr.state.sc.us/regs/pdf/saltfishing.pdf

Visit the Saltwater Fishing License Web site at http://saltwaterfishing.sc.gov

Purchase a SC fishing license at: https://ssl.sc.gov/DNRLicensing/EntryPage.aspx

South Carolina freshwater recreational fishing regulations: (PDF file): http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/freshfishing.pdf