South Carolina is blessed with an abundance of excellent saltwater habitat, even if it doesnt have as extensive a coastline as some states.
The states fisheries are among the best in the Southeast, in part because the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has shown tremendous forethought in how some species are managed and protected.
But things arent always hunky dory every year, for every fish species. At least one popular bluewater species, the yellowfin tuna, has been missing in action for several years. A couple of popular inshore species, speckled trout and flounder, have seen better times, but for different reasons.
So when you get ready to head to the coast this year, its good to know what species youll be better served targeting. Here is an overview of whats up: