In the beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina we are excited to share our experience in starting the 2023 Spring and Summer fishing season.
Commencement of the 2023 Fishing Season in Myrtle Beach
As we move forward into the end of June, Myrtle Beach fishing has kicked off splendidly this year. We will be discussing our recent adventures on fishing charters close to Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet. Reach out to us if you’re planning a fishing trip; our calendar is quickly filling up for June. Look forward to making memories while doubling up on Redfish!
Embracing the Early Summer Inshore Species: Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder
Redfish: The Active Predators
Redfish have been quite active, and they can be caught using a variety of live baits and artificial lures. Though small pogies are available, we’ve found that mud minnows and shrimp are more effective.
Live bait, whether used under corks or on the bottom, has shown great results. If you’re up for an exhilarating experience, try targeting redfish with topwater baits before sunrise – it’s an excellent choice for skilled anglers and smaller groups. This technique might require us to leave the dock half an hour before dawn, but the rewarding experience is well worth it!
As we move into the summer and the water temperatures rise, topwater fishing will likely be your best bet for a successful day of fishing.
An Early Arrival for the Gator Season in South Carolina
The Gator Trout has made an early appearance this year. June is an excellent month to head from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet – the spring fishing in this region often yields large speckled sea trout that have been mostly dormant during the winter. To prepare for spawning, these fish offer aggressive strikes, making for an exciting fishing experience.
Interestingly, most of our large trout catches have been on live menhaden, obtained using a cast net. Ensuring the best bait sometimes requires extra effort, like dealing with a dirty boat, investing additional time, or overcoming a lack of confidence. But the results are undeniably worthwhile.
The Flounder Are Biting Nearshore and in the Creeks
Good numbers of Flounder have been biting in the creeks and nearshore, and we have been catching some impressive specimens, particularly while targeting Redfish. The occasional keeper also shows up when we’re after flounder, usually between 16 and 20 inches.
The nearshore wrecks are promising spots for catching Flounder, but the weather can sometimes be a hindrance. For larger groups of up to four passengers, targeting Flounder at the reefs can be quite ideal. Our best results have been with palm-sized menhaden used either under corks or on the bottom.
Myrtle Beach’s King Mackerel is Making a Splash
With water temperatures hovering in the mid-70s, King Mackerel have begun showing up off the piers of Myrtle Beach. We have been catching them on our 3/4 and full day charters. These fish are known for their fast, drag-screaming runs, making them a fantastic choice for large groups. In our upcoming nearshore fishing trips, these King Mackerel will be a primary target.
Anticipating Myrtle Beach Tarpon Sightings
We hooked our first Tarpon of the 2023 season which means we’re eager to kick off the 2023 Tarpon season soon. We have already spotted a few early arrivals, and we plan to conduct a scouting trip in the upcoming week if we find an open day.
This year had an incredible heat wave in March, which led us to anticipate that the waters around Myrtle Beach would be teeming with Tarpon by now. However, following the brief heat wave, the weather turned unexpectedly mild. The northeastern winds have kept the water temperatures below 70 degrees until recently, delaying the typical Tarpon activity.
But don’t worry, we are just days away from the action. It’s always a thrill to see who lands the first one of the season. If you’re ready to seize the opportunity to catch a lifetime trophy fish, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Book Your Fishing Charter in Myrtle Beach Today
When you’re ready to venture into the waters of Myrtle Beach, contact us at North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters. We have spent our lives learning how to fish these waters, and we’re eager to share the thrilling experience with you. Call us today or conveniently book your trip online.
For those craving the unforgettable excitement of angling in Myrtle Beach, every trip we offer provides the same level of anticipation and thrill as our own personal excursions. So, seize the day, and let’s set out for a fishing adventure unlike any other!