Well, I've been cooped up for a couple of weeks without being able to fish, couldn't stand it any longer. Rivercatsc said he was going, so I loaded up and went that way too. Winds were from the north and west at 10-15 all day, air temp was cold with the wind chill, and water temp was around 46 degrees. I fished an area where the Black & PeeDee Rivers come into the bay, only had 1 bite after the tide started falling. Checked a couple of deeper holes upriver, but couldn't really find any fish in numbers. It was a really high tide today, maybe that's why. I finally motored on around to the Waccamaw River side and set up on the upstream side of the US17 bridge, anchoring so I could cast shallow into about 10' of water, and also into about 30'. I ended up boating a total of 7 blues from 2# - 20#. Not bragging size, but considering the weather and all, I'll take it. When the tide got near low, the bite dropped way off. I caught most of the fish after the tide was about half way out, in the same area, on the same rod, using small frozen herring, slashed across the gut pocket, and cut off the tail. I was using a carolina rigged 7/0 gama octopus circle on a 12" leader, and 6-8 oz no-roll sinkers. The bites came as the current would gradually pull the bait from the shallow flat into the drop-off. The 20# and the 2# were released. I haven't eaten any fish stew in quite a while, so everything else goes into a family sized catfish stew. :wink: It felt great to be back on the water, and I got to watch as Rivercatsc's wife landed a nice blue. She's a tough lady to be out there today with her husband in that cold wind.