Myrtle Beach Fishing Report for April 2023

Embark on a thrilling fishing adventure with North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter’s knowledgeable Local captain during the exciting Spring Transition in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Spring Fishing in Myrtle Beach: A Delightful Experience

Welcome to North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter’s Spring fishing report for the Myrtle Beach area. The arrival of Spring brings comfortable temperatures, the enchanting fragrance of wild honeysuckles, and a rise in water temperatures. Bait becomes plentiful, making it an ideal time for fishing enthusiasts to visit the Grand Strand.

Inshore Species Caught in April

Redfish: Adapting to the Spring Transition

As the water warms, Redfish begin to disperse from their Winter schools. The Spring transition, combined with the peeler crab season, can be challenging. With peeler crab season ending in late April, we are starting to locate smaller groups of Redfish.

The size of the fish varies, but they often group with others of similar size. On half-day trips, we’ve been catching Redfish using mud minnows and paddle tail grubs. We float mud minnows down grasslines around mid-tide, and add scent to the paddle tails, with Fin Essence Shedder Crab being the top performer.

When fishing with artificial bait, use minimal action and set the hook when the fish picks it up.

Flounder: Returning to the Creeks

Flounder fishing has improved in areas like Little River and Cherry Grove, with some trophy-sized catches! We are catching flounder using mud minnows on Carolina rigs and artificial gulp baits. Slow trolling has produced great results in Cherry Grove, and some of the largest fish were caught on artificial baits near creek mouths during the falling tide. We are catching 20 to 30 flounder per trip with 3 to 5 keepers. This will only get better as it gets into May and the water warms up more.

Speckled Trout: Emerging from Winter Hibernation

After a middle winter, Speckled Trout are starting to appear. We’re finding schools of trout in deeper waters and larger fish in shallow water. Live shrimp under a cork and gulp paddle tails have been effective for catching speckled sea trout. As they seem to be eating lightly, slowly working smaller baits is the best approach.

Nearshore Species Caught in April

  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel

Sheepshead: Spring Spawn Fishing

Sheepshead fishing along the Myrtle Beach coast is a reliable option during Spring. They become more aggressive as they prepare to spawn. Sheepshead is a delicious catch, offering a lobster-like flavor with the texture of fish.

Two main factors for successful Sheepshead fishing are Fiddler Crabs as bait and calm weather with clear water. We use owner number 1 hook on drop shot rigs and Sheepshead jig heads for an optimal experience.

Spanish Mackerel: Feeding Frenzy Off Myrtle Beach

We’ve encountered large schools of Spanish Mackerel that are voraciously feeding. These fast fish provide thrilling action and will bite almost anything. The key is to cast into the school and retrieve your lure quickly. We are also catching the trolling with a number 1 planner and 00 Clark spoons! Spanish Mackerel offers both a fun catch and a tasty meal.

Nearshore Charters

Our nearshore charters have been incredibly successful lately, with catches including Bluefish and Bonito. These fish are both highly sought after by anglers due to their thrilling fighting abilities and delicious taste.

Bluefish are known for their aggressive behavior and are often referred to as “choppers” due to their sharp teeth. They can grow up to 20 pounds and are a popular catch in the Atlantic Ocean. Bonito, on the other hand, are smaller in size, averaging around 2-6 pounds. However, they are incredibly fast and provide an exciting challenge for any angler.

Both Bluefish and Bonito are best caught using light tackle and live bait such as minnows or squid. Our experienced guides know the best spots to find these fish and will provide all the necessary equipment and instruction for a successful and enjoyable fishing experience.

Gulf Stream and Deep Sea Charters

The Myrtle Beach area in South Carolina offers fantastic deep-sea fishing opportunities, and April is no exception. With the water warming up, many species are starting to migrate back to the area, making it a great time to book a fishing charter.

During April, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish, including black sea bass, snapper, triggerfish, king mackerel, and Spanish mackerel. Offshore, there may be opportunities to target larger species such as tuna, wahoo, and mahi-mahi.

The weather in April can be unpredictable, but it typically offers mild temperatures and calm seas, making for a comfortable day on the water. It’s important to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

If you’re interested in booking a deep sea fishing charter in Myrtle Beach during April, it’s best to do so well in advance as many charter boats book up quickly. Be sure to choose a reputable charter company with experienced captains and well-maintained boats for the best experience possible. With some luck and a skilled guide, you’re sure to come back with a great catch and unforgettable memories.

Book Your Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter Today

Experience the excitement of a Fishing Myrtle Beach Charter with us! Our Local captains, are North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina area natives, will guide you to the best fishing spots. Contact us today, Call 843-907-0064, or take advantage of our convenient online booking to secure your unforgettable fishing adventure.

North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters

2201 Little River Neck Road
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
Phone: 8439070064