Little River/ North Myrtle Beach (SC) Fishing Report – Updated July 12
Inshore: Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports that trout fishing has been good on topwaters as well as live shrimp fished under a popping cork. Tons of small black drum as well as some good-sized sheepshead have been falling prey to live shrimp, and nice flounder have been caught on live minnows, menhaden and Gulp! baits. Slot-sized reds have been a little hard to locate but big fish over the slot are being caught on large menhaden in the channels.
Cherry Grove Pier (843-249-1625) reports that catches off the pier have been pretty good. In addition to lots of whiting, croaker and a few spots, some very nice flounder in the 24-inch range were caught last week and a bunch in the 16-inch range have been caught this week. There has been a decent run of bluefish, a few Spanish mackerel caught, and about an hour ago a huge tarpon was jumped!
Nearshore: Smiley reports that they are catching Spanish mackerel out by the jetties as well as lots of Atlantic sharpnose sharks, blacktip sharps and some king mackerel at the reefs. Red drum can also be found just beyond the breakers on menhaden balls.
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