Fishing Report for Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown: Lots of great fishing to be had out there right now with options for every type of angler. Flounder fishing has been exceptional the last few weeks. We’ve been targeting flounder in the creeks and bottom structure around Winyah Bay and nearby inlets. Live bait like finger mullet and mud minnows have been most productive fishing them in a carolina rig off the bottom.
Speckled trout are being very cooperative on the right tides using artificial baits like the Vudo Shrimp under a popping corks, as well as saltwater assassin grubs on a 1/4oz jig head.
Redfish have been hit or miss in the shallow creeks due to the hot weather which often pushes them into deeper water on the lower tides. We are still finding them regularly in Winyah Bay, particularly early morning and late evening when things begin to cool down.
We’re still catching Bull Redfish in 15-25ft of water using fresh mullet on a bottom rig.
Tarpon have made a good showing the last few weeks, particularly along the beaches around Pawleys Island. Locate the menhaden and there is a good chance tarpon will be closeby. The peak of tarpon fishing is right around the corner and we are already starting to fill up tarpon charters on the best tides so if you want the best chance to catch a fish of a lifetime, please contact me for more details.
-Capt. Jordan Pate