North Myrtle Beach July 4, 2013
Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that there was some solid fishing until the southwest winds really cranked up last week, but things should be back to normal after the weather moderates for a few days.
Red drum and speckled trout have been making up the majority of the action lately, and anglers have been finding them in the Calabash River, Bonaparte Creek, and Tubbs Inlet. Sunset Beach Bridge also produced some solid action with both species during falling tides early last week. Live shrimp, mud minnows, and Gulp baits have all been effective on the reds and specks lately. Fishing them under popping corks has been the best bet, and anglers can drift with the float rigs until they locate the action, then position the boat to keep making casts to a productive zone.
The fish are a bit scattered, so staying on the move until anglers locate some action will produce a far better result at the end of the day than hunkering down and waiting for the bite to turn on.
Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers have battled some tough conditions lately but are managing to scratch out some decent fish. The wind and rain are breaking and things should be back on track for typical Myrtle Beach summer action over the coming days.
Anglers are finding speckled trout, red drum, and flounder feeding together at a variety of spots in the area. Tubbs Inlet, Bonaparte Creek, and the Calabash River are all producing some action with all three species. Anglers who go to the trouble to obtain live shrimp will be doing themselves a favor right now, as shrimp are outfishing other baits by a solid margin.
Lily, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that anglers are connecting with some spot and sea mullet while bottom fishing with shrimp and bloodworms.
Red and black drum along with some flounder are falling for live shrimp and mud minnows under the pier.