The Charleston Angler reports reds are being caught on
shrimp gurglers. As the water was moves back into the grass the sight
fishing is good for the big singles.
Bull red drum: Good. Captain Dan "Fishin' Coach" Utley
and Captain Brian Vaughn report the bite for bull red drums 30 pounds or
more has been outstanding. Fish can be found around the rock piles off
Bay Point and they have also moved into the sounds and sandbars right
off the beach. Use cut mullet on stout Carolina rigs and 12/0 to 15/0
circle hooks. Spottail Bass: Very good. Bay Street Outfitters reports
that the best redfish bite has been around low tide in skinny water
where redfish are chasing shrimp and baitfish. Look for shallow areas
where gulls, herons and egrets are lurking and expect to find spottail
bass. Trout: Very good. Fishing live or DOA shrimp under a popping cork
near grass on higher tides with a little movement has been very
productive. On low tides fish the popping cork off the edges where fish
will be holding. Bouncing a jighead baited with Gulp! is also
productive; these lures can also be trolled. Some topwater action has
been reported on Zara Spooks early in the morning.
Cherry Grove Pier: The sheepshead bite off the pier has
slowed down and small flounder, bluefish and whiting are making up the
bulk of the catch.
Spottail Bass: Very good. Perry's Bait and Tackle
reports that nice catches of slot sized red drum and short fish in the
13 inch range continue to be made in the creeks. Finger mullet continue
to be the bait. On low tide fish can be found on creek edges and
patrolling around oyster rakes; on higher tides the fish will move
alongside and then into the grass. Bigger fish can be found in the surf
and around the jetties. Spotted Sea Trout: Very good. Look in Murrells
Inlet area creeks and the creeks behind Pawley's Island and fish in
holes at lower stages of the tide and along the grass on higher tides.
Fish are also being caught off the Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach.