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Reports are already streaming in from this weekend, filled with nice weather and nice fish. Although the wind hasn’t exactly died down, the sun is shinning and today looks like another good day to go fishing. Water temps are in the low 60s and edging up.

The big news is about the big speckled trout. There are reports of many trophy specks in the 4 to 8 lbs range from the last two days. I know of at least 6 verified trout caught over the weekend that went past 6 lbs, including at least one weighed and released alive.

It appears that the big female are finally as active here as they have been in lower South Carolina. The best speck bait is live shrimp under a float, and that’s how most of these were taken, but folks are also catching trout with mud minnows and the usual lures.

There is also word of redfish up to 15 lbs at the jetties, and lots of puppy drum over and under the slot inshore around the bridges.

The piers are still reporting decent sea mullet action and nice black drum. There are some pompano, and the first sightings of the spring spot have crept into the reports. The flounder are still small but active. Now that the big female trout are here is won’t be long until the small male flounder are replaced by the larger female versions.

Remember, save some for Salty!
 

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most of the specs are inshore right now. some are at the jetties, though, and it won't be long until the big female fish are hitting in the surf. the piers will see some of those fish as well.
 
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