Fish Post

North Myrtle Beach – October 12, 2017

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Ken, of Shallow Minded Guide Fishing, reports that the redfish bite on the falling tide has produced good numbers of fish. Most fish have been in the 16-22” range. Targeting shallow water with 1/8 oz. Mission Fishin jig heads and Gulp shrimp in pearl white with chartreuse tail has been the key to landing plenty of reds.

Speckled trout have been feeding well around the creek drains on the high falling tide. Trout Trick plastics in purple have been the lure of choice for the specs.

Anglers looking for bull redfish have found a few fish, but the numbers haven’t been great. Most fish have been holding near menhaden schools off the beach. Look for more fish to show up as the water temperature drops.


Patrick, of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, reports that fishing around Dunn Sound and the Sunset Beach Bridge areas has produced solid action. The creeks have been holding mostly red and black drum. A mix of live baits and fresh shrimp have worked best for the drum.

Those looking for flounder have done well around Tubbs Inlet. Gulp plastics and live mullet have both gotten the job done.

In the inlets, big red drum have started to move in, and fishing with 6-8” live mullet has tempted the reds into biting.

Large schools of bluefish have also been feeding well in the inlet.


Kaitlyn Garner, of Carthage, NC, with a 38” red drum caught near the Little River jetties.

Bob, of Strange Magic Fishing Charters, reports that the falling water temperatures have got the fish turning on. Black drum and redfish are feeding well on fresh and live shrimp. Targeting docks at high tide and deep holes in the waterway during low tide has produced best.

Speckled trout are also feeding well in the morning hours. MirrOlures and Gulps pinned to jig heads are the go to baits for specs. The higher tides seem to be best around oyster banks and creek mouths.

Flounder are plentiful, but most are still on the small side. Any kind of live minnow will work for the flatfish. Casting around creek mouths during the falling tide has been the most productive.


David, of Low Country Fishing Charters, reports that inshore fishing for speckled trout and red drum has picked up. Live mullet and live shrimp have been the best baits, and targeting marsh banks has been the ticket to finding good numbers of both species.

Just off the beach, a few bull redfish have been landed, but they haven’t moved in in good numbers yet. Fresh cut mullet has been the bait of choice.

Lots of bait has been present off the beach, and subsequently the king bite has heated up. Slow trolling live menhaden has produced plenty of action with the kings.


Larry, of Voyager Fishing Charters, reports that in the 50 mile range, bottom fishing has been solid. Beeliners, grunts, triggerfish, grouper, amberjacks, and african pompano have all been landed. A mix of live and cut baits have worked well.

Trolling in the 24 mile range has produced good numbers of kings. Drone spoons and live baits have both produced. False albacore have been mixed in with the kings.

Just off the beach, anglers looking for shark action have found it. Drift fishing with large cut and chunk baits have worked best.

Trolling Clarkspoons has generated good numbers of spanish, especially when targeting structure and bait pods.

Dropping to the bottom around nearshore structure has produced black sea bass, porgies, and speckled trout.


Johnathan Shrack, of Calabash, NC, with a 24” flounder that fell for shrimp in the ICW near North Myrtle Beach.


Morgan, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that the spot run has kicked off and anglers have boxed plenty of fish. Whiting, croaker, black drum, red drum, and bluefish have also been landed. A mix of cut baits, fresh shrimp, and sand fleas have all worked well.

A few kings have been landed on the end of the pier.