Okay, so we are waist deep in the middle of summer. The trout bite has slowed because of our 84 degree water temperature. Most of our traveling species are here. And its freaking hot and only getting warmer. The squid, shrimp and crabs have all shown up, and there is menhaden 20 miles from the inlets and the harbor. So where the hell are the fish? You have to remember that during low tide, a finger creek off the Stono or North Edisto is way hotter than the actual river. Pluff mud and exposed flats during low tide do nothing but absorb the sun. All of a sudden during incoming tide that 89 degree finger creek water turns into 120 degree water when it thins to 5 foot deep. There is no oxygen, and there is no fish. If you are a brave soul fishing during high summer, check your deep holes.The water temp stays cooler, has more oxygen and holds more fish. Tight lines!