Saltwater Fishing Trends - Oct. 30
Fishing trends courtesy www.SCFishingReport.com. Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.
- Cherry Grove Pier reports that mullet and menhaden are pretty thick in the surf and with them have come strong numbers of bluefish. A few black drum, flounder and good numbers of whiting have also been caught.
- Flounder: Very good. Big flounder are being caught. Drifting/ trolling and holding two rods each set up with a double mud minnow tandem rig is a popular technique, and flounder can also be caught anchoring, casting and reeling the same rig or a plain Carolina rigged minnow.
- Spottail bass: Very good. Bull red drum are definitely here. Big drum are being caught at the north Murrell’s Inlet jetty for an hour each side of tide changes, off the ledges at Surfside Beach, and at the Georgetown jetties. Cut fresh menhaden, cut fresh mullet, and 6-8 inch live mullet will all work.
- The afternoon fish are on a rising tide right after dead low. A bunch of trout have been stacked up on a shelf in the middle of the river so use live shrimp, mud minnows and DOA shrimp under popping corks. Target redfish around the docks as they are still huddled together before the water gets up into the grass.
- Spottail Bass: Good. The inshore redfish bite is almost as good as it gets, with fish feeding very well on both finger mullet and shrimp. As usual redfish are holding in places where they don’t have to work as hard, and eddies and small creeks have both been very productive. Cut mullet or menhaden fished on the bottom with a 15/0 circle hook will produce plenty of big pulls.