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North Myrtle – August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Henry Beckham with a red drum that struck a live finger mullet at the Little River jetties while he was fishing with Hackney Parker on the "Superfly."

Henry Beckham with a red drum that struck a live finger mullet at the Little River jetties while he was fishing with Hackney Parker on the “Superfly.”

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that the hot weather has led to some slow fishing inshore over the past week.

Flounder have been providing the mainstay of the action that anglers are seeing, with the best bite at nearshore structure like the Jim Caudle Reef.

There’s also been decent action with the flatfish in Tubbs Inlet. Live finger mullet and peanut menhaden on Carolina rigs are the way to go for the flounders.

There are still some red drum feeding in Little River Inlet, but anglers are weeding through big numbers of rays, sharks, and other undesirables to get to the drum. Live and cut menhaden and mullet are the best bet for the reds.

Spanish mackerel are feeding just outside the inlet and along the beachfront. Anglers can troll flashy lures like Clarkspoons to hook them or throw casting jigs to fish chasing bait on the surface.

There are also plenty of large sharks feeding in the same areas, and they won’t take long to pounce on a cut or dead bait drifted behind the boat.

Stephanie Hall, of Lexington, SC, with a flounder that struck a Carolina-rigged finger mullet while she was fishing in Tubbs Inlet with Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters.

Stephanie Hall, of Lexington, SC, with a flounder that struck a Carolina-rigged finger mullet while she was fishing in Tubbs Inlet with Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters.

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are seeing some of the best action they’ve had all summer around Little River Inlet right now.

Speckled trout, red drum, flounder, ladyfish, sharks, and many other fish are feeding in the inlet and around the rock jetties. Drifting live shrimp beneath floats along the rocks is the best bet for the specks, while live shrimp and finger mullet fished on the bottom are fooling a wide variety of fish.

Anglers are also seeing some action with specks, flounder, and red and black drum at inshore spots including Tubbs Inlet and Dunn Sound. Live shrimp are producing most of the action inshore as well, but anglers may have to use mullet or other baits when pests like pinfish take too much of an interest in the shrimp.

Steve, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that bottom fishermen have been hooking good numbers of sea mullet and croaker recently, along with a few fat spadefish. Shrimp and squid are fooling the bottom feeders.

Anglers soaking small live baits under the pier are connecting with flounder (some to 5+ lbs.).

There’s been some decent spanish mackerel action for anglers working Gotcha plugs and mackerel trees lately when the water has been clean.

And live-baiters fishing from the end of the pier had several king mackerel strikes last week.

 

North Myrtle – August 14, 2014

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are connecting with a bit of everything inshore around Little River right now.; Red drum are feeding in Bonaparte Creek and the nearby shallows, as well as at ICW structure like docks and the Sunset Beach Bridge. Live and cut finger mullet have been the best […]

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North Myrtle – August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers have seen some up-and-down fishing due to the persistent rains over the past week, but some good days have been mixed in with the soggy, slower ones. Bonaparte Creek has been hosting some of the best action for inshore anglers in recent days. Red drum have […]

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North Myrtle – July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are hooking some red drum in Bonaparte Creek. They’re biting live finger mullet and shrimp on jigheads and Carolina rigs. Some larger over-slot reds are feeding around the ends of the Little River jetties. Anglers are hooking them on finger mullet and menhaden. Flounder are […]

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North Myrtle – July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are still seeing plenty of flounder action in the ocean at nearshore structure like the Jim Caudle Reef. Live peanut menhaden on Carolina rigs are the way to go for the flatfish. Spadefish are still schooled up on the Sherman. Anglers can chum them to […]

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