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#1 chuck'n bait

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Posted August 10 2007 - 5:44 PM

Will be in Myrtle beach this week and was wondering if anyone had any advise for Surf Fishing.......Spiecies, Bait, Things like that.........

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Posted August 11 2007 - 11:07 AM

It all depends what your fishing for Chuck out a nice mullet cut behind the pectoral fins w/ a circle weight-----Or you can live line it. Mullet is the most popular bait in Florida....However, when you see a giant school of fish do nottry to catch the mullet w/ a lure. snaggin does work with a weighted treble.
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Posted August 11 2007 - 11:09 AM

I forgot, a strong surf rod is benificial-as you may(and will) encounter black tip and spinner sharks.


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Posted August 11 2007 - 9:31 PM

if you are going within this week cancel your plans. (the weather has been up to 98 and places inland of the grand strand have been as hot as 106)

if you are going surf fishing get some mullet and shrimp on bottom 2 hook rigs iwth no. 2 hooks. for lures, a 3/4 ounce kroc/ kastmaster/sting silver/ or hopkins, 1/4 oz flats bucktail/ or pompano jigs,52 mr mirrolure, jighead and grub(1/4 to 1/2 jighead) will work. leave any surf rods over 8 foot long at home. they will only make you have a hard time detecting the bite. 6 to 7 foot rods meant for fresh or salt water work best with 12 pound test line.
all of the above info are useless if you are shark fishing(i believe is illegal at most if not all beaches, there are plenty of big 100 pound blacktips and spinners out there stealing your catch.)

with small hook rig you can catch pompano, kingfish(aka sea mullet, and locally whiting) small red drum(i have seen big 34 inch plus red drum in 10 inches of water, but it is usually the 15 to 23 inch(new regulation) slot- sized ones, and snapper blues(possibly a tailor, or if you are really lucky a mini 5 pound chopper .(no stripers in SC surf, but in coastal rivers stripers can be caught according to the season near the fres/salt water dividing lines in ICW, winyah bay, and the rivers around. cuktails and grubs are the best bet , cast under the bridge.)

if you are a golfer, using night crawler imitation owmrs(zoom trickworm in green pumpkin, junebug, and black) and crankbaits will catch you plenty of LM bass in golf course ponds. these places are underfished and does not usually take more than 10 cast to get a strike if there are anyfish in there. check to make sure fishing is allowed in the golf course though.