Fishing Report for Murrells Inlet and Garden City areas

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Photo courtesy of Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters This 40-inch-plus Red Drum was caught by Pat in Murrells Inlet on a Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charter.

Well the warm weather came but there’s no definitive sign yet that the fish have woken up.

The Redfish were spotted close to the surface in other parts of the state sunning themselves and taking both live and artificial baits.

One would hope that this warmer weather will ease us into a new fishing season but with temperatures projected to cross below freezing again later this week we may still be several more weeks away.

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

They had been reporting that conditions are pretty rough right now, but some big Wahoo are out there if you can get to them.

There are a few other reports of some Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin in deeper water.

Some of the boats that have gone bottom fishing some have hooked into both Snapper and Red Triggerfish.

The Redfish are still biting south of the area, toward Charleston. The fish will move into the shallows and warm themselves up on days when the temperature is higher.

A lot of people down that way are fly fishing for them.

They are schooling near the surface and striking at both live baits and artificials as mentioned earlier.

They seem to really be liking Mullet, Blue Crab chunks and shrimp.

If you happen to run across one of these schools you have an excellent chance at a decent catch.

Surf fishing remains pretty dead right now.

A few Black Drum are still biting in the creeks and near the jetties. They were also showing up at the jetties, biting on fiddler crabs and shrimp. They seem to actually like the cold.

Garden City Pier (843-651-9700) is reporting that Whiting, small sharks and rays are the only things really turning up right now.

A few small Croakers are showing up too. A small Perch may not be outside the realm of possibility.

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 juvenile Flounder are still to show up around there too, as well as up in the creeks.

Good luck out there!

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