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North Myrtle – July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Natalie Kirkley with a false albacore that she hooked on a pink-skirted ballyhoo while trolling 28 miles off Murrells Inlet with Capt. Jason Smith on the "Hamlet Hooker."

Natalie Kirkley with a false albacore that she hooked on a pink-skirted ballyhoo while trolling 28 miles off Murrells Inlet with Capt. Jason Smith on the “Hamlet Hooker.”

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 the surface with cannonball jellyfish, and then use small piece of the jellies as hook baits to tempt the hard-fighters to bite.

Some cobia are still cruising around nearshore structure and looking for meals, and anglers can fool the cobes with live baits like menhaden or bucktail jigs with soft plastic trailers.

Speckled trout, red drum, and flounder are feeding at the Little River jetties, but the bite’s been inconsistent day-to-day. Live shrimp fished under floats and mullet and menhaden fished on the bottom will attract attention from all three fish when they’re in a feeding mood.

Erica Hyde, from Atlanta, with a red drum that struck a finger mullet while she was fishing in Bonaparte Creek with Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters.

Erica Hyde, from Atlanta, with a red drum that struck a finger mullet while she was fishing in Bonaparte Creek with Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters.

The flounder bite remains solid in Tubbs Inlet inshore, where live menhaden are also producing the best results on the bigger flounder.

Bonaparte Creek has been hosting some solid red drum action for local anglers, and Carolina-rigged finger mullet have been the ticket to red hookups in the area.

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are seeing some solid action with black and red drum in Bonaparte Creek and the other smaller creeks in the area. Live shrimp are fooling both drum, and anglers are also hooking the reds on finger mullet and soft plastics. Carolina rigs, float rigs, and jigheads have all been effective recently depending on how deep the fish are feeding.

More red and black drum along with some speckled trout are on the feed in Dunn Sound, where live shrimp are fooling all three.

Julie Holden with her first red drum, a 27" fish that bit a live minnow near Holden Beach.

Julie Holden with her first red drum, a 27″ fish that bit a live minnow near Holden Beach.

The flounder bite remains solid in Tubbs Inlet for anglers casting live baits and Gulps pinned to jigheads and Carolina rigs. Some black drum are also feeding around structure in the inlet, and they’re biting shrimp.

The Little River jetties have also been productive recently, generating action with red drum and bonnethead sharks. Both are falling for live shrimp, finger mullet, and Gulp baits.

Tanner, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that anglers are hooking some sea mullet, croaker, and black drum while bottom fishing with shrimp.

Some sheepshead are falling for barnacles and sand fleas fished near the pilings.

Anglers are also picking up good numbers of flounder on live and strip baits, but most are on the small side.

The water is 83 degrees.

North Myrtle – July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are still running into cobia around nearshore structure like the Sherman and Little River Offshore Reef. They seem to be hanging around large sand tiger sharks at both spots, so if the sharks are around, the cobes likely are, too. Anglers can tempt them to […]

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North Myrtle – July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are seeing some excellent flounder fishing around the Little River area right now. Tubbs Inlet has been hosting some of the best flatfish action, but anglers are connecting with fish at all the local flounder spots along the ICW and near the inlets. Live finger mullet, […]

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North Myrtle – July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are still seeing good numbers of cobia (most 20-40 lbs.) off Little River, but the best action has moved from the Sherman wreck to the Little River Offshore Reef. Plenty of barracuda are feeding in the same areas as the cobia, and anglers can fool […]

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North Myrtle Beach – June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are seeing some solid red drum action (and some fish to 25 lbs.) around the Little River jetties. Drifting along the rocks with live menhaden and other baits on 1 oz. Carolina rigs is fooling the majority of the reds. Fishing live shrimp against the […]

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