I decided after lower than normal water temps about a month ago that the big blues have moved down ther rivers in search of more food. I usually dont start fishing down at the coast until the end of January but I decided I would try them a little early this year. My cousin, his 12 year old son, and me set out this morning taking our time eating breakfast to let some of the cold temps to warm up. I had some eels, white perch, and frozen gizzard shad but decided to go try and castnet some fresh shad or mullet. Well we found the mullet but no shad and then we rode around marking fish for about a hour until we decided to fish. I normally catch more fish on the incoming tide so I wasnt too concerned about fishing the full cycle of the outgoing but I believe I should have. We set up about 11:30 and by the time of dead low tide, 1:30, we had a 25lber, 23lber, 15lber, and a 10lb blue in the boat all on filleted white perch. We fished the incoming tide with a stiff 15mph NW wind blowing against the tide made the conditions pretty harsh. 1'-2' waves and with the high water levels of the waccamaw the current never was moving fast. We had a few more bites on cut mullet and had 1 really BIG fish come unglued after fighting him for about 30sec. Great day but didnt move around much due to the wind speed and direction. Water temps were 52deg. They are there and I cant wait to get back and give them a try.