South Carolina State Record: 11 pounds, 13 ounces (1976)
Best Season: May-Dec
Temperature and salinity influence distribution and abundance so trout are a little less predictable than other inshore species. In South Carolina, seatrout typically inhabit estuaries year-round, but tend to congregate in the cooler months making them easy targets for anglers with local knowledge. Live shrimp are the preferred meal for trout but they are often fooled by various artificial baits like DOA Shrimps, Soft Plastic, topwater plugs, as well as flies that mimic a baitfish or shrimp.