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Grand Strand Fishing News and Report (Updated July 9)

  • by Jay

Georgetown Landing Marina (843-546-1776) reports that they have had some special catches offshore. This week the Landing Lady fished close to the beach and Ford McClary caught his first king mackerel! The fish weighed 25 pounds even.

Ford McClary with his first king mackerel
Ford McClary with his first king mackerel

The Christy II crew also had a great day trolling earlier in the week, and they caught two wahoo, four dolphin, four tuna and a king mackerel – and released a sailfish!

Catch of the day off the Christy II
Catch of the day off the Christy II

Closer in there are also fish biting:

Inshore: Perry’s Bait and Tackle (843-651-2895) reports that anglers are catching some spottail bass way back in the smaller parts of the Inlet with reports coming near the oyster shell recycling landing, around Parsonage, and behind Huntington Beach State Park. Flounder are also being caught, but they are mostly smaller fish with some 15-17 inchers mixed in. With the heat flounder fishing is unfortunately on the decline. There have been some decent catches of black drum in Murrells Inlet, and some random spotted sea trout as well as some big ones have been caught.

Surf and pier: Perry’s reports that on the beaches pretty good numbers of bluefish are being caught, particularly on bluefish rigs. Spot are also being caught on bloodworms and croaker are around in good numbers. Whiting and some hand-sized pompano are also being caught and around the jetties sheepshead are biting pretty well. At the North Jetty weakfish are feeding.

Nearshore: In addition to king mackerel, which can also be found at the 3-Mile Reef, 10-Mile Reef and Belke Bear, there are some cobia being picked up at the 3-Mile.