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5/19/01 09:42 PM
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South Carolina Weekly Shallow Saltwater Fishing Report
Week of 05-13-01 through 05-19-01

The weather was more settled this past week. Most days were hot with some wind, but not the really hard wind we've been seeing. Bait fish are minnows, mullet minnows, mud minnows, and of course, the small spots and croakers are in big supply. With all this natural bait in front of them, the fish can be pretty picky about what they want to eat. A couple of good days were made on sea trout using 1/4 oz. jigs in deeper water. Not really deep, only about 10 to 12 feet deep seemed to be where they were holding on those two days. Some reds were caught on live bait, at low tide, in the shallows but once again, most were caught in the grass at high tide using live bait under a float.

Totals for the week are: reds totaled 13 with the largest at 10.5 pounds and several at 9+. Most of the others were around the 4 to 6 pound size. Seatrout totaled 23 with about half of them being roe trout and the others being the smaller males. Five flounder and a handful of bluefish and spanish rounded out the week.

Thanks, Gene Dickson
Delta Guide Service
Georgetown, SC
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