South Carolina’s 2022 tarpon season has been gradually been finding its groove. We’ve been seeing fish mulling around for the past couple of weeks, but everything is spread thin due to lack of rain and high salinity levels.
Winyah Bay is the third largest estuarine watershed on the East coast. There are five rivers that feed nutrient-rich water in to the bay which provides ideal accommodations for bait and predator fish. These rivers normally contribute to low salinity levels, so this year is somewhat of an anomaly. With so many places to go, high salinity levels have had the bait dispersed.
The bait has been spread thin along the Grand Strand due to the lack of rain. This can sometimes make it hard to target predatory fish like tarpon and redfish. Much needed showers from this week may help concentrate the baitfish a little more to help out with summer fishing.
So far, we have gone 1 for 7 on tarpon for 2022’s season. We got our first fish of the season to the boat, but have lost a couple where the fish got the best of the angler; and of course there have been several short-strikes. However, having 7 shots at tarpon this early in the season makes for a favorable outlook this year.
We have a few spots open if you are looking for the challenge of a silver king. With patient persistence and a little luck, you just may get your fish of a lifetime.
Harvest Moon Fishing Charters
We have three openings for the month of July. Whether you are a skilled angler or a novice, I will do my best to tailor the day based on your needs. Specialties this time of year include top water fishing and tarpon fishing. If you are looking to get out there, give us a call to book today 843-485-7424