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North Myrtle – August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Capt. Harold Rohrback with a 28" red drum that struck a MirrOlure topwater plug near Little River while he was fishing near Little River Inlet with Capt. Patrick Kelly of Capt. Smiley's Fishing Charters.

Capt. Harold Rohrback with a 28″ red drum that struck a MirrOlure topwater plug near Little River while he was fishing near Little River Inlet with Capt. Patrick Kelly of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters.

Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that fishing’s been good over the past week around Little River. Anglers are seeing some action with some stout slot and over-slot red drum, speckled trout, ladyfish, and bluefish at a variety of local spots. Some of the best action has been just inshore of Little River Inlet and in Dunn Sound and Bonaparte Creek.

Mullet are running the banks of the ICW and creeks, and the fish are taking advantage. Anglers are hooking good numbers of slot and over-slot red drum along the grass edges and oyster bars in the area. The reds have been very willing to bite topwater plugs recently, which has been providing some exciting visual action for anglers. Soft plastics and live and cut baits fished on jigheads and under popping corks are fooling the reds when they won’t commit to the topwaters.

The specks (some 3-4 lbs.) are falling for live shrimp and finger mullet fished on jigheads and float rigs. Bluefish and ladyfish aren’t picky eaters and are biting all the same baits as the specks and reds.

A few flounder have been mixed into the same areas as the reds and specks, and anglers are also hooking good numbers in Tubbs Inlet and other known flatfish spots in the area. Live finger mullet and Gulp baits are both hard for the flatfish to turn down.

Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers have been seeing some good action inshore around Little River recently.

Joe Gregorinci, of Willow Springs, NC, with a pair of flounder that bit Gulp baits while he was fishign the Southport waterfront.

Joe Gregorinci, of Willow Springs, NC, with a pair of flounder that bit Gulp baits while he was fishign the Southport waterfront.

Little River Inlet has been producing mixed-bag action with some large red drum, black drum, ladyfish, bluefish, sharks, and more. Live shrimp and live and cut finger mullet and menhaden are producing most of the action in the inlet.

Back in the creeks, anglers are finding some upper and over-slot red drum along with respectable numbers of keeper flounder. Live shrimp and finger mullet will also get the job done inshore.

Anglers are finding more reds along with some black drum, flounder, and speckled trout around Tubbs Inlet and ICW structure like Sunset Beach Bridge.

The flounder bite remains decent in the ocean as well, but the weather hasn’t let anglers get out there on a daily basis lately. Dropping live finger mullet and menhaden to nearshore structure like the Jim Caudle Reef is the way to connect with the ocean flounder.

Steve, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that bottom fishermen are hooking some sea mullet and croaker on shrimp pinned to double-drop rigs.

Some keeper flounder are falling for live baits fished under the pier.

Anglers landed a few spanish mackerel while working gold hook rigs from the pier last week.

The water is 84 degrees.

North Myrtle – August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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 […]

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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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