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The bite has really improved in the past 2 weeks as the weather continues on its warming trend. We have been catching Redfish, Speckled Trout and Black Drum that are scattered around in areas along the Intracoastal Waterway, the salt marshes and the Little River inlet. Some of the Trout at the inlet are quite large, being over 2 feet long and put up a great fight on our light tackle. In some cases we think that there is a Redfish on the line because of how hard the fish is fighting and it turns out to be a big Trout. I still have a some slots available during the next couple of weeks, so don't wait till it's too late to Go Fish.
September 2, 2017
I had a busy August doing my best to help my clients catch fish while having a fun time which seems to have happened 99% of the time and have not had much of a chance to update my website, today we are getting some stormy weather associated with the remnants of Harvey so I can do it now. There are large schools of mullets moving around in the tidal creeks and around the rock jetties at the Little River Inlet where we have been catching Redfish, Speckeld Trout, Black Drum and Flounder. This past week the Black Drum have provided the most action, but we are still catching a few of the other species as well; and that may change next week with one of the other species providing more of the action... maybe it will be the Redfish or Trout, but you won't know if you don't go.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Texas, especially the ones who have had their lives turned upside down by Hurricane Harvey. I encourage everyone to support them with prayer, and also financially if you can by donating to reputable emergency relief agencies; my favorite one being Samaritan's Purse, here is a link to their website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey/
March 25, 2017
Although February was warmer than usual, the inshore bite was not very good; then March started off cooler than February ever was, but the fish have started to bite and after all of the up and down temperatures we have been experiencing that have probably been confusing the metabolism of the fish; the forecast is for temperatures just above and below 70F for the foreseeable future. Redfish, Black Drum and Speckled Trout are providing the most action in the salt marshes and areas along the Intracoastal waterway. I am starting to book up April, so if you are planning a trip down to the beach to shake off those winter blues and would like to include a fun fishing trip while you are here, give me a call or shoot me an email and let's Go Fish.
June 8, 2017
The Black Drum bite has slowed a bit in the past couple of weeks but the Flounder bite has picked up. We are still catching Redfish and Speckled Trout along with the Flounder in the creeks and marshes; additionally we are catching larger Redfish, Sharks and Stingrays at the mouth of the Little River Inlet. The weather has been rainy and windy yesterday and today, but tomorrow and the following week look great for taking time to Go Fish.
September 12, 2017
Black Drum are still providing most of the action in the marsh with a few Flounder and Speckled Trout in the mix. Big Redfish are biting in a few areas around the mouth of the Little River Inlet. The conditions at the Inlet have been rough for a few days in advance of some of the weather associated with Hurricane Irma that affected us with minimal conditions compared with what Southern and Western Florida experienced. My thoughts and prayers go out to them also as they start their clean up and reconstruction efforts.
Samaritan's Purse is now also on the ground in Florida with relief crews providing support to victims of Hurricane Irma. If you would like, you can help with support efforts by donating here: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-irma/
I hope and pray that we have seen the last of the Atlantic Basin Hurricanes making landfall for the rest of 2017 and look forward to some great fishing that we usually have during the Fall.
North Myrtle Beach Fishing Report
April 6, 2017
The bite has really improved in the past 2 weeks as the weather continues on its warming trend. We have been catching Redfish, Speckled Trout and Black Drum that are scattered around in areas along the Intracoastal Waterway, the salt marshes and the Little River inlet. Some of the Trout at the inlet are quite large, being over 2 feet long and put up a great fight on our light tackle. In some cases we think that there is a Redfish on the line because of how hard the fish is fighting and it turns out to be a big Trout. I still have some slots available during the next couple of weeks, so don't wait till it's too late to Go Fish.
July 29, 2017
It's been a while since I have been able to update my Go Fish report, but I have been busy guiding clients to where they can catch the fish that they are targeting. We are experiencing some thunderstorms today so it's a not safe to be out in a boat. The Speckled Trout bite has been great this week, so has the Black Drum bite, there are also a few nice sized Flounder around. The Redfish bite has slowed a bit but we are still catching a few in areas where I have been able to find them in the past, just not as high in numbers. I have a few slots left over the next couple of weeks to Go Fish.
April 27, 2017
The past couple of weeks we have had beautiful weather and the fishing was great most days with both air and water temperatures in the 70's F. Redfish and Black Drum have been providing majority of the action; some bigger than usual Bluefish have been showing up around the Little River Inlet and in the salt marshes along with some Flounder, most of which are on the shorter side of being keepers, but the big ones should be showing up any day now around the Inlet and along the Intracoastal Waterway. If you are planning your Summer vacation to the Myrtle Beach area and would like to do some Fun Inshore Fishing while you are here, then contact me for a reservation as soon as you know your travel dates as I am currently booking up June, July and August. I take reservations on a first come - first serve basis, so don't wait till it's too late to reserve your North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter on the Go Fish.
May 24, 2017
The first 3 weeks of May have been very similar to April with Black Drum providing most of the action along with Redfish near to docks and other man-made structures. There are a few big Speckled Trout around shell banks and marsh grass which we have been catching with live bait on floats; meanwhile the Flounder bite continues to improve, however most of them are slightly short of being legal. There are some small schools of finger mullet moving into the areas that I fish and those schools should get larger and more numerous as we move further into the Summer months. The presence of more bait usually leads to more of the predatory inshore species that I target and better fishing. Time to Go Fish!
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