Drum Runner Fishing Report for Kiawah & Seabrook Island

spadefishThe nearshore reef fishing is still on fire here off the coast of Kiawah and Seabrook Island. Large schools of spade fish continue to inhabit the nearshore reef systems, and are actively feeding on jellyfish bait balls.  Smaller cobia are moving in closer to the nearshore reef and plenty of keeper size+ flounder are being caught drifting sections of live bottom out in 35′-40’+/- of water. Confirmed reports of massive schools of bait are still running along the beaches and are producing large Spanish Mackerel and mature bull red’s.  As water temperatures continue to increase, schools of Tarpon will be migrating up the coast following the schools of mullet.  No confirmed reports of any Tarpon sightings yet, but they will be here soon.


IMG952370  Inshore fishing has been rather difficult due to the dirty and murky water that has a hold here in the North Edisto River. However, as the water clears and warms up, the inshore bite will be more consistent and eventful throughout the summer.  Schools of redfish are still producing a nice bite on the outgoing tide around oyster beds and docks around low tide. Lady fish, Trout, Flounder and a variety of sharks are continuing to be caught on a mixture of live bait and frozen bait’s around oyster beds.



We are catching a lot of sharks around structure and even following the shrimp boats. Large blackfin’s, sand sharks, lemon sharks and even bonnet head sharks are easily found behind the shrimp boat nets and make for an unforgettable experience for anglers of any age and experience.  Don’t miss your chance to get in on the action. Book your next fishing charter with Captain Harry Demosthenes of Drum Runner Charters.


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