What’s shakin – what’s biting in Murrells Inlet?
The thunder of Harley’s is all about us in Murrells Inlet for the annual spring motorcycle rally with record attendance expected this beautiful week in May. But fishing is what draws residents and visitors alike to our beautiful waters all year round! What’s biting??? I stopped by and asked Jessica for an update and here is her report:
Keeper Flounder, slot sized Redfish and Black drum reports are coming in. Blues and Whitings are running the beaches as well as Spanish Mackerel and a few nice sized Pompano. Sheepshead and bull Redfish reports are coming in from the jetties in Murrells Inlet and Georgetown, especially.
The three mile reef has reports with summer trout, small King Mackerel and Weakfish in addition to Spanish and a few Cobia. A lot of guys bait ball fishing for them on the days the Menhaden are there (running the beaches). It’s the only time of year guys with smaller boats have access to these fish. Guys are ripping lures or bulk tails with live eels (now available at Perry’s)/squid or eel type simulators. Larger King Mackerel out at Belkie Bear (a reef about 12 miles out). A large number of Mahi, with Wahoo, and Blackfin mixed in for guys fishing the Gulf Stream.
Boy if that does not get you excited…..
If you are not fishing or riding your Harley, there is plenty more to do on our famous Marshwalk … but bring an appetite for great seafood and plenty of entertainment.
Be sure to call Jessica at Perry’s Bait and Tackle -(843) 651-2895 with any questions you have and to get that fresh bait that will make your fishing trip a fun and successful journey