FISHING NORTH MYRTLE BEACH


Captain Chris Inshore Charters 
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April 15,2014
We have had varying success the past week with some people catching more than others, but everyone caught fish and had a great time. We are going to have some stormy weather today ahead of a cold front that will make it unseasonably cold for the next two days. However the weather next week looks awesome for fishing with temperatures in the 70's and light winds; the perfect weather for Fishing North Myrtle Beach on the Go Fish!

Capt. Chris


April 2, 2014
Spring has sprung finally! We are experiencing warmer temperatures and the fishing is heating up along with the water temps. We are catching Redfish and Trout along the Intracoastal Waterway; we also caught our first Flounder of the year a few days ago. The fishing should only get better from here on out, so contact me for your next North Myrtle Beach fishing charter on the  Go Fish.

Capt. Chris


March 11, 2014
I haven't been doing much fishing until recently, due to the extended, colder than normal temperatures that we have been experiencing fishing North Myrtle Beach. We have had great weather the past few days with high temperatures near 70 degrees. We fished today and caught a few Redfish. The water temperature today was 52 F; if it continues to stay above 52 the inshore fish bite should get progressively better. There are still black sea bass and dog-sharks biting on the nearshore reefs for anyone that would like to try that. If you want to get rid of those Winter Blues, I've got the best remedy for that: a North Myrtle Beach fishing charter with me on the "Go Fish".

Capt. Chris
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December 24, 2013
The Speckled Trout action has slowed a bit but there are still some scattered schools around. We are also catching a few Redfish and Black Drum. The water temperature is hovering in the low fifties; the fish should continue to bite as long as it doesn't get below 50 degrees. Well it's that time of year when I take a break and spend some time with my family. I will be available for charters again after January 2014.  I was glad to be able to go fishing with my son Tyler last Friday when it was a beautiful 70 degree day; we had fun catching a few Redfish and Black Drum. I want to thank all of my clients for fishing with me and wish you all a Wonderful Christmas and a Great New Year. I look forward to fishing with you all again next year.          

Capt. Chris



November 19, 2013

The Speckled Trout are here!! We have been catching some nice Trout from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Little River Inlet. The biggest one we caught this past week was 25 1/2 inches. We have also been catching "slot sized" Redfish in the same areas. The water has cooled down and that is usually a good indication that the Speckled Trout action will increase. Let me know if you would like to Go Fish for Speckled Trout and slot Reds.

Capt. Chris



October 25, 2013

The "Bull" Redfish run was great this year! We caught many as usual at the mouth of the Little River Inlet, but we also caught many in shallow water just behind the breakers along the beaches to the North and South of the inlet. We caught most of them in 5 to 10 feet of water fishing alongside large schools of bait fish called Menhaden, or known locally as "Pogies". It was a great alternative to fishing the crowded inlet. The "Bull Reds" will have gone back offshore  by the end of October, then it will be time to shift gears to target Speckled Trout that usually start running in November.

Capt. Chris  


September 2013
The Big Reds are here!! The big Redfish that normally come to the Little River Inlet to spawn this time of year are here, hopefully through the end of October. We are still catching a few Speckled Trout, Flounder and slot sized Redfish in the marshes with live finger mullet, the big reds at the inlet are best caught with the biggest mullet that can be found. If you would like to fight one of those big reds on some light tackle, give me a call.

Capt. Chris


August 2013
We had less rain and much better success in August, the large schools of finger mullet showed up and so did the larger fish all looking for a  bite of some fresh, live mullet. We caught a variety of species that normally are found around the inshore waters during August: Redfish (Drum), Speckled Trout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. One afternoon I was fortunate to take Charlie Zombro, his teenage daughter and her best friend fishing; we had a blast! The girls out-fished  Charlie who wanted to make sure that they had the most fun and caught as many fish as they could, and they did! We landed 25 big Speckled Trout ranging from 3 to 6 pounds each in addition to a few Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish. I was a bit worn out from landing and releasing fish as they released all except for a trout and mackerel that were both gut-hooked and of legal size. That afternoon trip and others like are testament to the fact that fishing can be as good as or better than morning trips; as many people say that they must go fishing in the morning, because "mornings are always better"; not so. Trips like the one I took Charlie, his daughter and her friend on are the reason why I love what I do for a living.

Capt. Chris


  



July 27 2013
We've had a July of fluctuating success as a result of the excessive rainfall that we had around the first part of the month which I believe was responsible for forcing majority of the baitfish usually found in the marshes and waterway out into the ocean with the larger predators in tow. The rainfall at the coast has been negligible the past couple of weeks and the baitfish have moved back into the inlet, marshes and waterway resulting in more successful catches of Flounder, Redfish (drum) and Speckled Trout. The big Bull Reds have arrived at the Little River Inlet along with Bonnet Head Sharks and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks. The fishing is getting better and should continue to get even better as we get into August. Time to Go Fish.

Capt. Chris
 

June 27, 2013
We are catching more and bigger Flounder in the marshes and along the Intracoastal Waterway, we were catching some big Redfish at the Little River Inlet but the ocean has been pretty rough the past week and a half and we have not been able to fish where the big Reds have been biting at the inlet. The smaller Reds are biting in the marshes and along the Intracoastal Waterway. July is booking up fast so contact me if you want to Go Fish for Flounder and Reds.

Capt. Chris


June 1, 2013
The fishing this past week has been great! The Flounder bite has gotten better as has the Speckled Trout. Redfish are still biting good in the marshes and at the Little River Inlet. The Black Sea Bass season opened today and there are many of them on the nearshore reefs along with Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks; which are a lot of fun on the light tackle that we use. I still have a few open slots in June to Go Fish.

Check out the photos below from the past couple of weeks. There are many more that were taken and can be found at my "View and Download Photos" page.

Capt. Chris

 
May 13, 2013
The Black Drum action has slowed a bit, but the Redfish are still biting good, just scattered over a number of different areas instead of being concentrated into one area near to the Sunset Beach Bridge. The Flounder catches remain on the smaller side, but I did see one caught yesterday on another boat that was 20+ inches. Schools of Bluefish have showed up at the inlet and are fun to catch. The Speckled Trout bite continues to be sporadic, and will hopefully get better as shrimp start to show up in the marshes. Looks like great weather this week for a change. Time to Go Fish!

Capt. Chris



April 4, 2013
The Redfish and Black Drum continue to provide the best action inshore. We did catch a 13 1/2 inch Flounder a few days ago, so I'm hoping that his larger friends and relatives will be showing up for some spring dining soon. We got rained out today, but I plan to target the Reds and Black Drum again tomorrow when the weather clears up. Who knows, maybe we'll catch a couple more Flounder. There's only one way to find out; Go Fish.

Capt. Chris



March 16, 2013
Well it happened just as I had predicted, the water temperature rose to 53 degrees this past week and that was the switch that turned on the bite, my clients caught some nice Redfish and Black Drum this week including 9 year old Ethan who caught his biggest Redfish at almost 26 inches long. The Spring bite has sprung, so stop wishin and give me a call to Go Fishin.

Capt. Chris


March 6, 2013
I haven't been doing a lot fishing the past couple of months so there wasn't much to report. I had been catching a few Speckled Trout earlier in February before the water temps went below 50 degrees.  We had a warmer day yesterday (around 60) and was able to go out and catch a few Redfish in the waterway, there are also a few Black Drum to be found in the waterway; they are not affected by cold water as much as the Trout. The water temps in the areas that I fished yesterday were between 48 and 50 degrees. Today and tomorrow are cold and windy, thankfully not as bad as the north and northeastern states. Next week the forecast is calling for lows in the 50's and highs near 70! That is going to be great and I expect that the fish bite will improve as the water gets warmer. If you're tired of hiding from the cold indoors and want to get out and enjoy some nice weather next week and catch some fish at the same time, give me a call and lets Go Fish.

Capt. Chris


December 13, 2012
During the past month we have had some great weather and some great fishing to go along with it. We have caught fish from near to the Little River Swing Bridge to the rock jetties at the mouth of the Little River Inlet and areas in between, mostly along oyster shell banks and around boat docks. Live shrimp was the best bait to have and they are hard to find after October, but live mud minnows will also work in addition to DOA type shrimp baits and Berkley Gulp new penny shrimp. It's going to be cool for the next couple of days, but is forecasted to be back into the 70's again by this weekend. However it's the time of year when I take a break from guiding to enjoy some time with my family; I will be available for guiding again after January 14.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who went fishing with me this year and look forward to fishing with you again next year. I hope that you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and great 2013.

Capt. Chris



November 18, 2012
The big Redfish are definitely gone for now but the Speckled Trout and "slot sized" Redfish bite has been pretty good along the Intracoastal Waterway, we are also catching a few Black Drum and Flounder. We had great weather for the first part of November, but this past week we have had some rainy and windy days that were too tough  for an enjoyable fishing trip, however the weather prediction for the Thanksgiving weekend looks good. I still have a couple of slots open so give me a call if you would like to Go Fish. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!

Capt. Chris
 



October 24, 2012
As I had hoped, the big "Bull" Redfish bite has been good for the couple of weeks since my last report with fish in the 30" to 40"+ range being caught on every trip. However the number of big Reds per trip has been steadily decreasing over the past few days. Yesterday we caught 8 Reds and only one of them was over 30", the others were between 24" and 27". I have heard from other captains who take charters offshore, that they are catching "Bull" Redfish 15 to 20 miles out in the ocean while fishing for King Mackerel. I believe that is an indication that the spawn of big Redfish at the Little River Inlet is starting to wind down and those fish are headed back out to deep water until next year when they will return to spawn at the Inlet again. There is still plenty of action to be had targeting the smaller Reds in the 15" to 25" range that frequent the rocks at the Little River Inlet and docks along the Intracoastal Waterway. We have caught a few nice Flounder in the past few days also, the biggest being 24". Next week it looks like the weather is going to be a bit cooler with highs predicted to be in the 60's, that may turn on the Speckled Trout bite. There's one way to find out; give me a call and let's Go Fish!

Capt. Chris


October 8, 2012
The big Redfish bite at the Little River Inlet last week was pretty good; hopefully it will continue to be so for the next couple of weeks. Most fish were 30" + with some being over 40". The weather today was not good for fishing with another cold front coming through bringing strong winds and some rain with it. The front will be gone by tomorrow and I'll be on the hunt for big Reds again. The rest of the week and especially the coming weekend looks like fantastic weather for fishing: low 80's and light winds, give me a call, I still some slots available to Go Fish.

Capt. Chris
 


September 21, 2012
The weather here today is fantastic! The air temps are in the low 80's and the water temp is right around 80 also. We are still catching big Redfish (Drum) at the inlet; the biggest one so far this week was 45"' quite a battle on 15lb test gear. The weather is supposed to get cooler next week and I'm hoping that it will be the trigger for the big reds that usually come to spawn at the Little River Inlet this time of year. It's not uncommon to catch 10+ of those big reds in a 1/2 day trip when they are feeding at the inlet. We are still catching a few Flounder, Trout and Bluefish from the intracoastal waterway, through the marshes to the inlet. If you are thinking about getting outside and enjoying this great weather while catching some nice fish, go ahead and contact me before it's too late. 

Capt. Chris

August 8, 2012
I have been very busy fishing the past couple of months and am now able to update the Go Fish report during the evening as the past couple afternoon trips have been cancelled due to bad weather. We are still catching big Red Drum at the inlet in addition to Flounder, Speckled Trout and Grey Trout (Weakfish) using finger mullet. There is a lot more bait moving around and the bite  should get better as we head into September and October; two of the best months to fish in our area. I still have slots open during the next few weeks if you are looking for an opportunity to Go Fish.

Capt. Chris




June 10, 2012
I have finally found the time to update my Go Fish report. The past couple of months has produced mixed results of fishing; some days were slow and other days wore me out. This past week I had the opportunity to take out two of the most die-hard, hardcore fishermen that I have ever met: Josh Bell and Jeff Taylor; they booked me for a couple of days. On the first day it was forecasted to rain all day and I gave them the option to cancel if they wanted to......well they decided to fish all day in the rain and they caught some of the biggest Black Drum I've seen, all were over 24"; Josh caught one that was 30" long in addition to Redfish 20" to 28" long. The next day we had beautiful weather and they hammered the Reds and Black Drum again; then topped it off with Jeff catching a 49" Cobia near to the end of the day on 12 lb test line. I often get calls from people asking me what can they expect to catch, how many, how big, etc. My response is to name the species of fish that are biting at the time and to let them know that I will take them to where I believe the fish to be. I will also share my knowledge of what the bite feels like and what they should do after the fish has taken the bait. The better fishermen having more experience with the types of fish we have here will always catch more fish than the others. We are currently catching Black Drum, Redfish (Drum), Flounder, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Black Sea Bass. I am looking forward to another great week on the Go Fish.

Capt. Chris     



April 23, 2012

The beautiful weather continued into April for the most part. We had a great run of Redfish for the first couple weeks of April in area I nicknamed "Redfish Alley", fishing there most days at the right tide would result in 15 to 20 Reds being landed. It wasn't long before word got around and Redfish Alley was soon packed with boats wearing out the Reds. After a few days of pressure, the schools of fish moving through that area have dispersed to other areas.........the ones that didn't end up in someone's cooler. The Flounder are starting to be more active in the waterway and at the Little River Inlet along with some Black Drum in the same areas. I'm only seeing a few Trout and am not hearing of many being caught; I don't think that they have recovered from the cold water temperature that we experienced in February 2011 which killed many of them. Bluefish are also showing up at the inlet and providing some action on the light tackle we use. I still have some availability for May to Go Fish.

Capt. Chris





March 26, 2012

We have been have some beautiful weather.....for March! The fishing also has been great most days; I find that the fish have been in areas where I would usually find them in April & May. The water temperature is fluctuating around 70 degrees which is also normal for the latter part of April. All that being said, it looks like we are in store for an extended spring fishing season  or an  early summer. We have been catching Red Drum (Redfish), and a few Flounder along the Intracoastal Waterway and the marshes in addition to Black Sea Bass (which cannot be kept until June 1st) and small sharks on the nearshore reefs. Spring has sprung and the bite is on! Time to Go Fish!

Capt. Chris



November 30, 2011
Well the weather is cooling down as it does this time of year, so is the fishing. We have been catching some nice sized flounder along the Intracoastal Waterway and at the Jim Caudle Reef, but not many of them. There are still a few Red Drum and Black Drum biting also. The juvenile Speckled Trout population seems to be doing well as many trout are being caught by other boats trolling in the waterway, however very few are big enough to keep. Hopefully we will have a mild winter as has been predicted and those juvenile trout should be big enough in the spring to provide us with some good action.

Capt. Chris


October 11, 2011
We have been catching big Red Drum at the mouth of the Little River Inlet in addition to a few Flounder and Bluefish. The Spots have been biting pretty good too; we fished for them during the last 30 minutes of my last trip and caught 22. Spots are really good to eat and are fun to catch also. It's been rainy the past couple of days, but the weather seems to be clearing out tomorrow and the forecast for the next 10 days looks great to Go Fish.

Capt. Chris


July 16, 2011
I have been very busy this past month and have not been able to post an update. We had a lot of action with the Reds along the Intracoastal Waterway near to where the old Sunset Beach Bridge used to be during the last couple weeks of June. It was not uncommon to catch between 10 and 20 Red Drum there some days. Word got out and that area has been fished hard. One day I was there, and there were 17 boats squeezed in to a small area fishing for them. Most of the action has now shifted to the rock jetties at the Little River Inlet. We have started to catch Spanish Mackerel at the inlet by casting live bait to them, we are also catching Red Drum, Flounder and Black Drum at the rock jetties along with the occasional Bonnet Head Shark. The marshes and waterway action is mostly limited to Flounder that will not refuse a live finger mullet or shrimp. My availability is limited for the next 2 weeks, so if you are thinking about going fishing with me you need call a.s.a.p. to reserve the date that you want. I do not have anything available until July 26th.

Capt. Chris
 

June 12, 2011
Flounder have taken over from the Red Drum in providing the most action inshore. The Reds have spread out even more and we have to move around quite a bit to find individuals or groups of 2 or 3. The nearshore reef action is getting better; one day we landed over 20 Spade Fish, we are also catching Black Sea Bass and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks. One of my teenaged clients recently caught a juvenile 55 inch Tiger Shark which put up a good fight on 12lb test line; he made me smile when he told me at the end of the trip: "That's the best fishing trip I've ever been on!" I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love my job! Time to Go Fish again tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to it.

Capt. Chris