Fishing Report for Murrells Inlet and Garden City areas

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Photo courtesy of Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters Bonnie shows off a nice Red Drum caught in Murrells Inlet on a Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charter.

Still not hearing a whole lot in the way of any consistent trends or activity yet.

People are fishing on warmer days but itís unclear as to how much luck their having.

The drastic temperature shifts over the past week definitely havenít helped matters.

If you remember, last year really kicked off about a month early. Could this be the week we turn the corner?

Georgetown Landing and Marina (843-546-1776) is reporting that Wahoo are still off the coast of course.

Sheepshead and Black Drum are biting on Fiddler Crabs in shallower water near the reefs closer to shore.

There seems to have been an abundance of Black Sea Bass around lately which is making it difficult to target other species.

A few other reports of some Blackfin Tuna and Dolphin farther offshore.

Redfish activity has started to pick up again south of Georgetown as you get closer to Charleston.

The fish have schooled up again for warmth. Fishing has been especially good near mud flats around tide change.

They seem to be liking artificials kept close to the bottom but Reds always like live bait too.

They can sometimes be a little skittish when schooled up and may take some coaxing to really hit a line so be patient.

A few boats have reported some spotty Trout activity.

Once they start to mingle in with the Redfish schools things should really begin to pick up.

There is no news of any large groups of Flounder yet but weíre getting to that time of year where they should be hanging around almost everywhere.

There are no reports of any significant activity in the surf yet.

Bigger Reds should be moving in off the beach soon to feed on bait fish.

A few Black Drum are still biting in the creeks.

They were also showing up at the jetties, biting on fiddler crabs shrimp and other live bait.

Garden City Pier (843-651-9700) had a few people fishing this week. Some whiting and croaker were showing up along with a few small Perch.

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 showing up around there too as well as up in the creeks.

Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters (843-450-1430) and Barrier Island Guide Services(843-446-7337) are both currently taking bookings for inshore and offshore charter trips. Book yours today.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be conducting a series of family fishing seminars around the state over the next several months.

These clinics teach basic fishing skills such as knot tying, rigging and casting.

The clinics are free to the public but you must register online in advance.

You can check out the South Carolina DNR website at www.dnr.sc.gov for more details.

Good luck out there!

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