We are seeing a wide range of good fishing at the moment and with Summer right around the corner there are a lot of options fishing out of Georgetown and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The Spring trout spawn appears to be underway and while we are not catching the numbers of trout we typically see in the Fall, the size of the trout are making up the difference. Artificial lures like the Matrix Shad and DOA Shrimp have been working really well for me lately. Flounder are also showing up in good numbers which we are catching in the inlets and creeks on a consistent basis. Casting live minnows or Gulp Shrimp on Jigheads are very productive for flounder. We’ve had some good weather lately which has allowed us to slip out to the nearshore reefs to target flounder, cobia, and spanish mackerel which are a lot of fun on light tackle.

Back in the shallow water, redfishing has been fantastic for my fly fishing clients as redfish begin to feed up on the abundance of grass shrimp and glass minnows. Good sight-fishing for redfish should continue for the next few weeks before Summer heat push redfish to deeper water.

Inshore fishing will continue to be productive for the next few weeks as baitfish become more plentiful. While speckled trout fishing will begin to taper off, some of the best flounder fishing will come in the next few weeks. Tarpon and sharks will begin showing up towards the end of the month and will be a great options for fishing this Summer.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

-Capt. Jordan Pate


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