Fishing Report for Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach areas

  • Saturday, January 18, 2014

Photo courtesy of Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters Fishing. Murrells Inlet style.

Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year.

Unfortunately, the freezing weather last week has all but shut down any kind of fishing activity.

There has been little to nothing in the way of fish sightings or reports since the freeze.

There is no new offshore report from Georgetown Landing and Marina (843-546-1776).

But there have been a few reports of some Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin in deeper water.

Wahoo are always around off the coast. Some of the boats that have gone bottom fishing in the past month or so have brought back some Snapper and Red Triggerfish.

Redfish were still biting right up until the freeze but like everything else they seem to have subsided. If the weather warms up a bit, it will be a great time of year for sight fishing the smaller Reds with light tackle or fly fishing gear.

It was a great year for catching Reds and Bull Reds.

Barrier Island Guide Services (843-446-7337), Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters (843-450-1430) and plenty of other local charter services brought in some beautiful fish this year.

Surf fishing is pretty much nonexistent.

The Trout were still biting in the creeks before the freeze.

Hopefully that trend will pick back up with some warmer weather.

A few Black Drum are still biting in the creeks and near the jetties and some small fry are showing up at the Garden City Pier.

They actually seem to like the colder weather as it encourages feeding. They were also showing up at the jetties, biting on fiddler crabs and shrimp.

Garden City Pier (843-651-9700) still has Whiting around. Black Drum and smaller Flounder can also still be had but almost no keepers.

A few Pompano always seem to hang around. The occasional Blue is still showing up too.

A few Sheepshead are still around the jetties and biting around any kind of artificial structure.

They seem to like fiddler crabs or shrimp a lot. A few Flounder are starting to show up around there too.

If you go try your luck remember to stay warm. Good luck out there!

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