Grand Strand Fishing Report Reviewed by Momizat on . Perry’s Bait and Tackle (843-651-2895) in Murrell's Inlet reports that fishing is about as wide open as it gets outside of the fall bite.  Perry's can book char Perry’s Bait and Tackle (843-651-2895) in Murrell's Inlet reports that fishing is about as wide open as it gets outside of the fall bite.  Perry's can book char Rating:
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Perry’s Bait and Tackle (843-651-2895) in Murrell’s Inlet reports that fishing is about as wide open as it gets outside of the fall bite.  Perry’s can book charter boat trips as well as rent boats to anglers, including kayak rentals.

Flounder:  Very good.  Perry’s reports that the flounder fishing continues to improve.  Large numbers of flounder have been caught in Charlie’s Cut, Oaks Creek and the Garden City canals.  Most people are catching fish drifting very slowly with double mud minnow tandem rigs (with anglers holding two rods), but Perry’s has about 25 different flounder rig combinations that people are using.  One popular combination is trolling a grub alongside a minnow, and anglers are of course casting, too.

Cobia: Very good.  Perry’s reports that perhaps the most exciting action right now is for cobia which are found just off the beach.  They are relating to the schools of menhaden and casting a shiny, floating 5-inch plug with a diving lip into the menhaden seems to disburse the bait but draw strikes from cobia.  Live bait will also work, and cobia are also being caught off the jetties and piers.  Some king mackerel have also been mixed in with the cobia.

Spottail Bass: Good.  Perry’s reports that good numbers of slot sized redfish continue to be caught in the creeks as well as in the jetties.  Bull redfish are not around.  Artificials and live bait are both working.

Black Drum and Sheepshead: Good  Perry’s reports that black drum are doing well in and around docks on the main channel as well as in deep holes.  At both the Murrell’s Inlet and Georgetown jetties sheepshead catches are strong.

Trout: No reports.

Surf and Pier: Perry’s reports that snapper blues are pretty thick in the surf, and in addition to cobia and some kings Spanish have been moving up and down the beaches and being caught off piers.

Nearshore: King mackerel have been caught at Belkie Bear as well as off the beaches, and at the 3 Mile Reef spadefish and Spanish mackerel are doing well.

Offshore: Georgetown Landing Marina (843-546-1776) reports that fishing is as good as it gets offshore.  Dolphin and black fin tuna have been prolific, and some nice tilefish, grouper and a big hogfish have been caught. Several blue marlin have been hooked and released.

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  • Amy L. Stricklin

    Where can we fish without a boat around Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach???? Would love to fish in the inlet or marsh for flounder.

    • Jim Collins

      You can fish at Vereen Memorial gardens which is on the way to Calabash. Has a small pier and usually not very crowded. You can also fish at 53rd ave boat ramp in Cherry Grove beach. Can be crowded, especially on week-ends.

    • Justin

      Best place for fishing the inlet without a boat is off of the causeway on Atlantic Avenue in Garden City. Crabbing is also very good there.

  • Sam Vimes

    It’s worth the walk from the north parking lot at Huntington Beach State Park to the south jetty at Murrel’s Inlet. Just be prepared – it’s 1 & 1/2 miles to the jetty. I’ve never made the walk in something like ten years without catching at least a bluefish or sheepshead… worth the effort!

  • timmy

    Hey guys… coming down to Myrtle this weekend. Anything happening in the surf. Blues, trout, etc? Thanks!

  • Maxwell

    We are coming out to myrtle beach this w/e and just wondering where the crab and flounder are…..any advice.

  • Timmy

    anyone know if the water has cleared up from the storm?

  • Capt. Shannon Currie

    Sorry guys..if you want to catch fish in Murrells Inlet you will need a boat. Find a good Charter Co. and book one. We been fishing the Myrtle Beach/Murrells Inlet SC area for over 30 years. Live bait,light tackle and a good knowlege of the area will get you fish. The jetties are my favorite but there is plenty of action back in the creeks. Hope you all get to get out and enjoy our Inlet
    Fishing Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Capt. Shannon Currie

  • captain AL

    The fishing is really taking off about 25 miles out of Murrells Inlet,the water is clean and clear. We were out the last two days and did really well with black seabass, triger fish, and sharks all around well worth the trip.

  • Capt. Shannon Currie

    Well,almost a week later the water is still dirty but some Kings have been caught at the 3 mile reef….it may be just about time for it to break loose.. Bait pods starting to show again only means the fish are coming…Tight lines…Capt. Shannon Fishing Murrells Inlet / Myrtle Beach SC

  • leonard ballinger

    planning on coming down to the big water the second week of november and love to surf fish, y’all have any good ideas on the best lace to surf fish. i just don’t like that elbow to elbow pushy people fishing the piers.And they can be caught from the surf on the up sides of them lol, It would be great if y’all could point me in the right direction and ill do the rest. thanks


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