- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - The fishing will be getting better in Winyah Bay near Georgetown.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (https://bit.ly/1toNcS4) that wildlife biologists from the Department of Natural resources stocked another 20,000 red drum in the bay Thursday. About 220,000 red drum from hatcheries have now been stocked this year.

Biologist Karl Brenkert says the idea is to supplement the natural red drum stock.

The fish were loaded from a hatchery near Hilton Head Island and brought to Georgetown. They were released in the marsh grass at high tide, giving the tiny fish some protection from predators.

It will be about 18 months before the fish are big enough to be legally caught.

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Information from: The Sun News, https://www.thesunnews.com/

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