Little River/ North Myrtle Beach (SC) Fishing Report – Updated May 24
Inshore: Captain Patrick Smiley (843-361-7445) reports that lots of 12-15 inch flounder are being caught on mud minnows and Gulp! baits. Some nice trout are also being caught on imitation shrimp as well as live shrimp fished under a popping cork. Good numbers of black drum are being caught on fresh dead shrimp, and while slot-sized redfish are few and far between some bigger red drum are being caught around menhaden schools on live and cut menhaden fished on the bottom.
Cherry Grove Pier (843-249-1625) reports that bluefish, including some nice-sized fish, are being caught. There have been pretty good numbers of Spanish including some keepers, as well as whiting, croaker, small perch and a couple of small black drum. A few small flounder are being caught but king mackerel have not yet showed up.
Nearshore: Captain Patrick Smiley reports that cobia, Spanish mackerel and bluefish are all being caught. With water temperatures rising there are also some big blacktip sharks over 100 pounds around, and there are also plenty of spiny dogfish. Black sea bass and flounder are also being caught.