Have you seen it? Sightings have been coming in from Mt. Gilead and all along the canals in Murrells Inlet. Is it a Sailfish? No, a Dolphin? NO!!!… its a SHARK!!!
Right after our last big storm the end of May, it has been spotted by a lot of different people. It seems like it has found a great place to munch on a lot of mullet and it is sticking around. So keep your eyes open!
Speaking of Sharks….
You are not allowed to target sharks when fishing off the pier, but be warned, they are swarming around. If you want to fish for sharks, it is legal in Georgetown County ( 2 blocks south of Garden City Pier). Reports of 5 to 6 ft. Spinners, Black Tips, and Atlantic Sharpnose have been caught.
A young man caught a good sized Hammerhead this week with Perry’s shrimp.
If shark fishing is not on your radar, here is what is happening in this weeks Fishing Report:
The Pier– We have had a lot of Whiting after the rain, random Founder, Croakers, Weakfish, Blues, and Spanish.
The Inlet– Some Flounder on the falling tide, but the vast majority are being caught on the rising tide. A 4 pounder came in yesterday. Also reports of Red Drum within and slightly above slot limit on the north end of Garden City Canal as well as the causeway at GC. Also some reports of Black Drum in deeper holes and Blues and Whiting out near the mouth of the Inlet.
Surf Fishing– Good reports of Pompano, Blues, and Whiting mainly and some Weakfish and Speckled Trout mixed in with best reports coming from The South end of Georgetown County, in and around the sea walls, and the length of Huntington Beach State Park., as well as the stretch from Surfside Pier to Springmaid Pier:
Veteran Pier– Random Black Drum, Flounder, Croakers, Pinfish, Skates.
The Jetties– Producing some Sheepshead caught with fiddler crabs and live sand fleas and even dead shrimp by surprise.
As far as the closer offshore reefs, larger Gulf Flounder being caught at 3 mile along with Cobia and Weakfish, Spanish some days, other days trolling south of the 1 mile bouy has been effective.
Kings starting to push out a little deeper from Belkie Bear with red skirts and live bait rigs working best at the moment. Spade Fish at 10 Mile. Squid can be used in lieu of jelly balls. Parking Lot and Bill Perry would be a good starting point for Mahi.
Remember, you can access Perry’s by water -pull right up to the dock!
Would love to hear some of your fishing tales, so send photos and comments!