September 28 2016 ‘Grand Strand Fishing Report”

Little River/ North Myrtle Beach (SC) Fishing Report – Updated September 28
Inshore: Captain Patrick “Smiley” Kelly (843-361-7445) reports that bull red drum in the 30-40 inch range continue to be caught on live menhaden and finger mullet in the Inlet. Inshore there continues to be a pretty consistent bite for trout, smaller and slot-sized redfish, and flounder, with all three species eating finger mullet, shrimp and Gulp! baits. Black drum are feeding well on crabs and shrimp, and Spanish mackerel and bluefish are also being caught on mullet fished in the inlets and off the beaches.
Cherry Grove Pier (843-249-1625) reports that fishing has been excellent off the pier, and the first king mackerel caught since last May have been landed in the past week… In fact, 31 ½ (after a shark bite) of them have been landed off the pier since last Thursday! Fish caught off Cherry Grove Pier took 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in last weekend’s Grand Strand king mackerel tournament. Additionally, bull red drum, some nice bluefish and Spanish, whiting, croaker and small black drum have been caught.

Jay A’Hern
Angler’s Headquarters (
P.O. Box 50225
Columbia, SC 29250

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