Fish Post

North Myrtle Beach – September 28, 2017

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Ken, of Shallow Minded Guide Fishing, reports that mid to upper-slot redfish have started to show up in area creeks. Anglers casting Vudu shrimp with some Pro-Cure have landed steady numbers of fish. The key to getting strikes has been working the bait slowly off the bottom.

Those looking for speckled trout have had success targeting marsh lines during the incoming tide. Finding clear water and casting Trout Trick plastics have produced trout in the 13-17” range. A few striped bass have also been mixed in with the trout. The stripers have hit Trout Tricks and Vudu shrimp, too.

The flounder bite has picked back up. Most fish have been in the 14-18” range.


Patrick, of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, reports that red drum are being landed in area creeks. Most fish have been in the 15-17” range. Gulp plastics, as well as live shrimp on a 1/4 oz. jig head, have been the best ways to hook steady numbers of redfish.

Speckled trout fishing has picked up with the cooling temperatures. Live shrimp has been the top bait to hook the trout (in the 14-22” range).

The inshore flounder bite has improved. Those fishing live mullet on Carolina rigs have done well on the flatfish.


Bob, of Strange Magic Fishing Charters, reports that the fishing is starting to heat up with falling water temperatures. Speckled trout are feeding well later into the morning, and MirrOlures, Gulp plastics rigged on jig heads, and live shrimp and minnows with popping corks have worked best. Targeting oyster banks near structure has provided the best bite.

Red and black drum are liking live shrimp (as well as fresh shrimp) in deep holes in creeks during low tide. During the higher tides, focus more toward the banks and shorelines.

Flounder are hitting well on mullet and minnows around docks. Look particularly at older docks.

The big red drum are showing up at the jetties, with live mullet, live minnows, and cut mullet working best.


Trevor and Deana Rivers with a bluefish that bit a finger mullet in the Shallotte River.


David, of Low Country Fishing Charters, reports that the fall king bite has started to move in close to the beach. Slow trolling menhaden has produced fish in the 25+ lb. range.

False albacore and spanish have been schooled up just off the beach. Casting jigs and small Gotcha plugs has been the best way to get in on the action.

The bull red drum have started to make their way into the area. Many anglers have had success fishing large cut baits and live baits on the bottom around nearshore structure.


Larry, of Voyager Fishing Charters, reports that fishing at the Gulf Stream has been productive. Those dropping to the bottom have landed grouper, beeliners, African pompano, grunts, porgies, triggerfish, and amberjacks. A mix of fresh cut minnows and squid have worked best.

Nearshore, the king bite has heated up, and more quality fish have been landed. Trolling Drone spoons and slow trolling live baits has produced fish in the 25+ lb. range. A few false albacore have also been in the mix.

Just off the beach, the spanish bite has remained steady. Trolling Clarkspoons has been the main way to land high numbers of fish. Sharks are also feeding well around nearshore structure. Anglers using large cut and chunk baits have hooked into plenty of action.


David Gardner with a red drum that was caught near Little River. He was fishing with Capt. Kyle Hughes of Speckulator Fishing Charters.


Michael, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that anglers fishing with fresh shrimp and sand fleas around the pilings have found good numbers of black drum. When fishing on the bottom, whiting, croaker, and spots have also been willing to eat.

Casting out fresh cut mullet has hooked a few slot-sized red drum.

Casting Gotcha plugs and Stingsilvers has produced good numbers of bluefish and spanish. They’ve fed best early in the morning and late in the evening.