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 NOTICE: Many of the little used inlets have

silted over .... use caution...


         Fishing Report...      

It has been crazy hot and not good weather to sit in a boat for hours and fish.

            The water has cleared up some and Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout are in the back waters and at the Little River Jetties and are some big ones there. Leadheads on plastic lures work well and use live bait. Live or fresh shrimp works best and fast water increases your chances. As usual, try Sunset Beach area to Tubbs Inlet and the crossroads of Little River, ICW and Calabash River. The entrance to Dunn Sound has produced a few as well.

            Anglers are catching Flounder here and there and in great numbers but they are undersized with few keepers. Please be aware that the regs in South Carolina have changed July 1st concerning Flounder. The size limit is now 15 inches TL and the creel limit is reduced to 10 fish per angler. Live bait works best and drifting until one hits is the way to go. Once you get one, stay there as Flounder tend to stay in groups (or as some call it: schools).

            Black Drum are in the creeks as well in pretty good numbers. They take most chunk bait but hit on frozen clams or mussels. Bonapartes Creek has produced quite a few lately.

            Catfish have been active around the cleaning tables along the ICW. Again, cut bait is what they like with stink-bait in the bucket what they really like! Many have been in the 4-8 pound range and good eating.

            Spadefish at the reefs are the fun fish to catch and the best eating as well. Use a Jelly Ball for a teaser, and cut up another Jelly Ball into 1-inch pieces for your hook. Drop your line and hang on!’ll think you hooked onto a freight train!

            Spanish Mackerel are everywhere you just have to find them. Troll with Clarkspoons works best in this neck o’ the woods.

            It has been rough offshore and the boats that make it out there are hitting King Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, and Dolphin. Sherman wreck, the 390/390 and the 410/510 are the places to start with along with Myrtle Beach Rock or any of the artificial reefs offshore.

            Also for the boats that brave the wind and waves way offshore are connecting with Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, White Grunt, Porgy, Amberjack, and Grouper.

            For offshore in any case you have to pick your days carefully and check the weather reports.

            Sharks, Red Drum, Black Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Whiting and Croaker are in the mix on the piers.


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