Fishing Report: September 8, 2005
SOUTH CAROLINA SALTWATER FISHING TRENDS:
Cherry Grove Pier: Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, 7 am to 2 am on Friday and Saturday. King Mackerel caught (15.13 pounds and 20.8 pounds). Spadefish (2.8 pounds). Spanish mackerel, bluefish are abundant. Also, flounder and whiting.
Apache Pier (Myrtle Beach North): Pier and bait Shop open 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. seven days a week. Flounder, whiting, bluefish and pinfish.
Springmaid Pier (Myrtle Beach): Pier is open 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, year-round. Tackle shop open 6 a.m. to 11 pm. Flounder caught with minnows and croaker with cut bait and shrimp. Bluefish also being caught.
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier (Myrtle Beach South): Open 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Slow fishing this week. Surfside Pier: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Spanish Mackerel and bluefish.
The Pier at Garden City: Open 24 hours a day for fishing. A few Spanish mackerel reported caught along with whiting and flounder.
Winyah Bay Fishing and Observation Pier (Georgetown): Open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, with free parking and fishing. Visitors also enjoy great bird watching. A Freshwater Fishing License is required due to brackish water. A second fishing pier on Winyah Bay has now opened called Hobcaw Point Observation and Fishing Pier. Slow fishing with heat keeping many anglers away.
Folly Beach Pier: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. April through October. Spotted sea trout caught with live shrimp. Pompano, whiting and silver perch caught with cut shrimp.
Hunting Island State Park Fishing Pier: Pier is open 24 hours a day. The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. though Sat. Flounder with mud minnows. Sheepshead caught with fiddler crabs. Whiting also reported caught.