June 11 2024 Fripp Island Fishing Report

Inshore: Captain Patrick Kelly (843-962-3503) reports that June is an excellent month in Beaufort for a number of species, and even as air temperatures get hot the fish are still biting very well. An above-average year for cobia means the fishing is likely to extend into June in the Broad River, and fish should continue to be caught sight-casting with flies, lures and live bait. Redfish can be found tailing at high tide on the main river grass flats where they are eating fiddler crabs, and at lower stages of the tide you can find them in deep holes surrounded by shallow water in the smaller creeks or around docks. Redfish will eat a wide variety of baits and lures. Trout can be caught this month fishing along grass lines at higher stages of the tide with live shrimp or mud minnows under a popping cork, and you will also pick up other species this way including bluefish, aerially exciting ladyfish and more. Also, don’t overlook an early topwater bite for trout, reds and more. On the bottom around structure and creek mouths you can catch flounder with mud minnows, finger mullet or artificial baits, while fishing fiddler crabs around docks and downed trees is a great way to pick up sheepshead and occasional black drum. Finally, the inlets have delicious whiting that will take small pieces of shrimp and abundant sharks that will take cut bait.

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