Myrtle Beach Fishing Report

Myrtle Beach Fishing Report
PIERS

Cherry Grove Pier | Three sheepshead (one at 7 pounds) caught. Whiting caught with cut bait. 16 inch flounder caught. Bluefish caught with cut mullet and blue rigs. Spadefish caught with cut bait, shrimp. Lookdown or horsehead also caught.

Apache Pier (Myrtle Beach North) | Some pompano. Spottail with bloodworms and synthetic bloodworms. Red drum and black drum also reported.

Springmaid Pier (Myrtle Beach) | Spottail caught with bloodworms. Trout and whiting caught with cut bait. Spanish mackerel caught with gold hooks. Also some flounder being caught.

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier (Myrtle Beach South) | A few spottails caught. Trout caught with shrimp and cut bait. Some whiting caught.

Surfside Pier | Spottail doing well. Whiting fishing very well with shrimp. Some trout being caught.

The Pier at Garden City | Spottail caught with bloodworms and synthetic bloodworms. Pompano caught with shrimp. Whiting also reported caught.

Winyah Bay Fishing and Observation Pier (Georgetown) | Open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, with free parking and fishing. Visitors also enjoy great bird watching. A Freshwater Fishing License is required due to brackish water. A second fishing pier on Winyah Bay now has opened called Hobcaw Point Observation and Fishing Pier. Slow fishing.

Folly Beach Pier | Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. April through October. Redfish caught with mullet. Black drum, whiting and sheepshead caught with shrimp.

Hunting Island State Park Fishing Pier | Pier is open 24 hours a day. The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday though Saturday. Sheepshead caught with fiddler crab and cast net. Some whiting, flounder and skate also caught. Redfish caught with mud minnows. Sea bass caught with shrimp.

FRESHWATER

SANTEE COOPER

Lake Marion | Largemouth Bass: Fair, using artificial worms, Carolina rigs and live shiners, fishing along drops and creek banks, especially in morning. Striped Bass: Good, schooling started. Fairly well with live bait in riverbed off dam or drifting along the dam with shiners or blueback herring. White Perch: Slow, try jigging off bottom with Hopkins spoons and with smaller nightcrawlers on sand points. Use nightcrawlers at sunrise and sunset. Crappie: Good, using small and medium minnows over deep brush piles, bridge pilings and piers. Best fishing in the morning and evening. Catfish: Good, once wind slows. Use cut shad, herring and live shiners off bottom in drifting deep water and at night in shallow water. Flatheads good with live bream or perch straight down on structures. Bream and Shellcrackers: Fair, using redworms, crickets and waxworms in 4 to 6 feet of water and fishing shallow and on the borrow pit.

Lake Moultrie | Largemouth Bass: Slow, casting spinnerbaits, plastic worms and lizards along docks and structure. Also, casting Rattletraps and Rapala lures around Pinopolis Point and Old Hatchery. Striped Bass: Poor, casting and trolling Stretch-25s early morning. Crappie: Good, try using crickets and small to medium minnows around fish attraction areas and brush piles. Some crappie being caught on the bed with minnows and jigs. Catfish: Good, 9- to 15-feet deep using cut herring, stink bait, chicken livers and shiners 9- to 20-feet deep near the bottom dike edges and around the dam. Bream: Good, try using crickets and redworms, nightcrawlers around fish attraction areas and banks. Shellcrackers: Poor, try using crickets and redworms along the banks in river runs and along points, possibly in canals.

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