Capt. Graham Hegamyer of Southern Tail Charters reports about this situation:
Theres been a lot of talk about fish kills from the cold, so I would like to relay some information Ive seen and heard:
Good News- The trout probably took a hit, but it doesnt appear to be anything massive. Over the last two weeks, I havent seen any dead trout and have seen a few groups moving on the flats. The redfish came out of the shallow sounds and bays and found refuge in some deeper water and have been quite happy actually. Ive had some great fish on the fly/artificial, and have seen a few thousands reds schooled up. Also, theres been sheepshead and blackdrum mixed in as well. Its great to get a break from the cold, and hopefully this warm weather will push some fish back super skinny.
Lowcountryoutdoors.com has heard other reports from Murrell's Inlet to Edisto Beach with similar themes, that no large fish kill of speckled trout occurred.
PhotoByJeffDennis: Capt. Ben Floyd holds a speckled trout