Spring is an exciting time in the South Carolina Low Country.
Large Redfish well over the slot limit are beginning to move into the creeks and guarantee a strong fight. Slot Redfish are showing up around oyster beds and sandbars in the inlets.
Spotted Sea Trout are in the bays and inlets around the oyster beds as well and are great fun when you can find a school.
Flounder are also moving inshore with the Redfish. They have been fighting hard, but many are just under the 15-inch size limit. Even when flounder are caught over the 15-inch limit, they don’t seem to have enough meat to justify cleaning the fish until they reach around 18-inches.
Aside from excellent fishing, the Santee Coastal Wildlife Reserve and Tom Yawkey
Wildlife Preserve provide excellent opportunities for observing migratory birds.
For example, this is the time of year to see the Swallow-Tailed Kite on its migration North from Central and South America.
The fishing for all species will only get better as the weather warms. The mullet will be thick soon and the Tarpon will be close behind them!