Thursday, July 24, 2014
Things are very active for anglers right now. From offshore, to the creeks, to the piers and surf, things are popping almost everywhere.
The piers have been especially hot due to a surprisingly high number of Spots being caught lately. Timing for these fish seems a little off but those who are fishing the piers aren’t complaining.
There are some interesting tidbits out of Georgetown. Georgetown Landing and Marina (843-546-1776) reports that recently they saw nine boats take to the water on a beautiful day and combined to tally 15 Dolphin, five Wahoo, two King Mackerel, a nice Tuna and they even hooked and released several Billfish while trolling.
Bottom fishing produced plenty of Grouper and Red Snapper with a large variety of other species also being caught.
The following Monday saw Destiny, Miss Lily, and Big Sky in action and they did not go home empty handed. The Miss Lily crew bagged their limit on Red Snapper along with a nice assortment of other bottom fish.
Destiny trolled and bottom fished and caught a little bit of everything including Dolphin, Cobia, Grouper, Red Snapper and Black Sea Bass. Big Sky brought in three Wahoo including a 45-pounder and released a Sailfish. Nice work everyone!
Perry’s Bait and Tackle (651-2895) is reporting that the Flounder bite has slowed down some in the creeks with the hot weather, but the jetties are still producing some nice fish.
Mud Minnows seem to be their favorite bait once again.
Redfish are showing up a lot more often than the Flounder lately. They’ve been biting on Sand Fleas, Blue Crab chunks, shrimp and different Mullet and minnows.
As usual, they can be found both in the deep holes in the creeks and out in force at the jetties. They also tend to frequent oyster beds and take shelter in tall grass or near structure. The big Bull Reds don’t seem to be around much but there seems to be plenty of slot-sized in the water.
Blues and Spanish are still hitting hard from the shore, the piers and also offshore. Quite a few of the Spanish being caught are keepers. Whiting are biting well at all the piers and out of the surf as well.
Black Drum are still showing up in decent numbers in the creeks. They are also showing up near the sea wall and especially by the jetties. They’ve mostly been biting on fiddler crabs, shrimp and other live baits to this point. They are also showing up at most piers, including Garden City.
Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters reports that they’ve really been killing it with the Red Drum lately. They are seeing some really nice catches from most charters. They’ve also been catching some really nice Trout as well.
Garden City Pier (843-651-9700) is reporting a nice assortment of fish being caught right now. Spanish Mackerel are hitting especially hard and the unexpected Spot runs have made things even more interesting.
Whiting and Blues are out in force too as well as the usual assortment of sharks and rays.
Sheepshead are still a constant presence around the jetties and biting around any kind of artificial structure. They seem to like fiddler crabs or shrimp a lot.
They are also showing up offshore at the 10 Mile Reef and the Pawleys Island Reef.
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.
Good luck out there.