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July 20, 2018
The Bull Redfish run at the Little River Inlet has slowed some, but it may be due to the arrival of large Bull Sharks at the Inlet that are eating the Redfish before we can get them to the boat. There are smaller Redfish moving around in the salt marshes along with Flounder and Speckled Trout feeding on finger mullet and shrimp. I currently do not have any availability left for July and August is starting to book up, so if you have been thinking about reserving an Inshore Fishing Charter with me in August, you should contact me soon after you have made your reservation for your vacation accommodations in order to obtain your preferred date to Go Fish.
September 30, 2018
This is just a quick update to let everyone know that I am open for business as I have gotten that question with every charter inquiry since the storm. The fish were biting good the few times that I had the opportunity to fish this past week. We caught all of the main inshore species including some Bull Redfish over 40 inches long at the Little River Inlet.
On another note, I had a fishing charter cancel due to rain yesterday, and took the opportunity to join a group of North Myrtle Beach Firefighters help "muck out" the flooded home of one of their own. It was a blessing to everyone involved, and there were approximately another 30 or so more homes that were flooded in that same neighborhood alone; unfortunately there are 100's more in this area in as bad or worse shape. That being said I am offering a 15% discount to any groups that are involved in helping with hurricane relief efforts in our area, to help encourage volunteers to this worthy cause.
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December 11, 2018
The fishing during the first few weeks of November was pretty good for that time of year with the exception of the absence of Bull Redfish which seemed to never show up in numbers this year, neither did the Menhaden which is their favorite food source. We did have good catches of Black Drum, smaller (legal size) Redfish and Speckled Trout (most of which were too small to keep). There are still many Speckled Trout around, but 90% are just short of being the legal size of 14". There should some great Speckled Trout action in the Spring if we don't have below normal temperatures for extended periods of time like we did in January and February of this year.
Well it's that time of year again when I will be taking some time off to spend with my family. I will be available for fishing again on January 17; please contact Capt. Ryan Werner at 843-254-7235 ; if he doesn't have anything available, please contact Capt. John 843-997-3077. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2019; I thank everyone who went fishing with me this year and I look forward to fishing with you all in 2019.
February 23, 2018
The weather this week has been great....for February. The water temperature is hovering around 67. Me and my son, Tyler decided to go and look for some fish yesterday and we did find a few nice ones in the couple of hours that we were out there. The Redfish and Black Drum are becoming more active with the warmer temperatures and according to the weather forecast for the foreseeable future, it looks like we will continue to experience great weather with temperatures in the 60's and 70's. If this weather pattern holds, the fish bite should only get better. So if you have been waiting for things to warm up in order to enjoy some fishing, contact me and let's Go Fish for some Reds and Black Drum.
May 28, 2018
A lot has happened since my last report; the weather has certainly gotten warmer along with the water temperatures. The Black Drum bite continues to provide the most action with mostly larger than average fish for our area being caught. The Redfish continue to be scattered in smaller numbers, however we usually see increased numbers of Reds and bigger schools in the marshes during June. The Flounder bite has improved as it usually does this time of year as more schools of juvenile Mullet are moving around the backwater areas. As the fishing gets better and more fishing families are planning their summer vacations to our area, reservations for my Inshore Fishing Charters have increased. So if you are thinking about taking an Inshore Fishing Trip during June, July or August and you know which dates that you will be visiting the Myrtle Beach area; you need to contact me at your earliest convenience to make sure that you get the best date that will work with your planned vacation schedule as I offer reservations on a first come - first serve basis. I look forward to the opportunity to Go Fish with you and your family this Summer.
September 20, 2018
I start this report by asking for your prayers for the many people in North and South Carolina who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses due to Hurricane Florence. Florence has left our area days ago, but the flood waters continue to rise inundating more homes and businesses as those waters move towards the coast. Many rivers are forecast not to reach their peak flood stage for another week or week and a half, affecting many more lives in our area. I thank God that all of my friends and family in Florence's path are all safe, our home was not damaged, neither was my boat or any of our vehicles.
The fishing during the latter part of August was pretty good and got even better during the first week of September. The photos below are from during that time. During my last trip about 10 days ago we caught our first Bull Reds of the season, the biggest one being 43+ inches. The Black Drum bite was also good during the couple of weeks preceding the hurricane. I have had all of my trips canceled for this week and next week due to the uncertainty of people being able to travel to the beach safely, but I do have many slots available during October which usually is the best time to fish in our area.
June 18, 2018
We have been having a good run of Bull Redfish at the Little River Inlet the past couple of weeks. Those Big Reds don't usually start showing up until the end of August into early September, but there have been large schools of Menhaden bait fish coming into the Inlet being followed by the Big Reds, Sharks and Dolphins and everything else that feeds on them. We have also been catching some smaller Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder in the backwater marshes and along the Intracoastal Waterway. Schools of Mullet are also showing up in the Inshore waters and should lead to more backwater action. Contact me if you want to Go Fish Inshore for Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum and Speckled Trout.
August 11, 2018
The fishing has been decent most days since my last report, except for the week before last when we had rain, thunderstorms and higher than usual winds that made the waters cloudy; both inshore and offshore. The past few days the water has greatly improved and so has the bite. Redfish have been biting again at the Little River Inlet, but it seems that a Bull Shark or two are still hanging around as yesterday we had what looked like a 27 inch Redfish being reeled in by 13 year old Thomas; only to be reduced to about 8 inches in a matter of seconds only a few feet from the boat. We have also been catching smaller Sharks and Bluefish around the mouth of the Inlet along with Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder along the Intracoastal Waterway and in the salt marshes. There has been an increase in the quantity and schools of Mullet minnows in our area which usually happens this time of year resulting in a better bite. Contact me if you would like to Go Fish in North Myrtle Beach.
April 16, 2018
We have gotten a little warmer in April, although if you live in the Northern states, you're probably having that "Never Ending Winter" feeling. As I write this, Green Bay Wisconsin is having blizzard like conditions with record levels of snowfall for this time of year and we're having gale force winds here. I was grateful for the opportunity to take the very nice Krause family of 5 from Wisconsin fishing this past Saturday and was able to help them catch some decent sized Drum during their first saltwater fishing experience; even the youngest, 6 year old Natalie was able to set the hook and fight a good sized Drum on her own for a little while until she got tired and then asked her big brother, 9 year old Alex for help; who then was then able to bring the fish close enough to the boat to where I could get it into the landing net. I believe that I was able to help them make some pleasant memories that will last a lifetime. The weather is warming up and the fish bite is getting better also. If you would like to make some pleasant fishing memories that will last a lifetime; please contact me and I will endeavor to assist you and your family or friends in achieving that goal.
March 30, 2018
I'll start by saying that I think March and February got their dates mixed up! March was so much colder and felt more like Winter than February did. That being said, the fishing conditions were tougher than anticipated for March with the lower temperatures, higher winds and cold, rainy days resulting in lower than usual water temperatures that slowed the bite considerably. However this past week we have observed climbing air temperatures along with a slow, but slight rise in water temperature resulting in a better bite. Our primary action is coming from Redfish and Black Drum. Someone told me yesterday that they had caught some short, "throw-back" Flounder; that's a good sign that some larger ones may be showing up soon. I still have a few slots open for next week and the weather forecast looks great, so if you're here for Spring Break and want to go after some Redfish or Black Drum, give me a call and let's Go Fish.
I wish everyone a Blessed Easter.
October 30, 2018
The fishing during the first three weeks of October was pretty good most days with some of the biggest Flounder that we have caught all year being caught during the first week of October. The Bull Redfish run was okay, but not as many fish around as there were at this time in 2017 and 2016. The big schools of menhaden (pogies) that are the favorite food of the Bull Reds have not really showed up in large numbers yet as they usually do this time of year and I believe that may be the cause for the reduced numbers of Bull Reds. Temperatures have been unseasonably high for this time of year, so maybe they'll show up a little later than usual. I believe that the Bull Redfish bite would improve if the large schools of menhaden ever show up. Meanwhile we have been catching Black Drum and smaller Reds in the backwater creeks. I've got plenty of open dates in November, so contact me if you would like to Go Fish before it gets too cold.