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Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are seeing the wide-open trout bite around Little River crank up, and limit catches of the pretty fish have been common over the past week (with plenty of keepers and some fish to 4-5 lbs.). Most of the action has been around oyster bars and grass edges in the creeks and ICW and around larger structure like docks and the Sunset Beach Bridge.
The bite is firing up around Little River Inlet as well, but it’s been a bit better inshore in recent days.
Live shrimp fished on float rigs are fooling the majority of the trout right now, but anglers have also been hooking up while working paddletail Bass Assassin soft plastics and curlytail Gulp baits on light jigheads.
Good numbers of red drum are feeding alongside the specks (with fish to 26” hooked at the Little River jetties recently) and in the area’s marsh and creek backwaters. Live shrimp under floats are also fooling the reds, but they’ll take an interest in finger mullet and other live baits or a wide variety of artificial lures.
Flounder fishing has also been solid lately (although many of the fish are on the small side). Anglers are hooking the flatfish in spots like Tubbs Inlet on live shrimp and finger mullet or Gulp baits pinned to 1/4 oz. jigheads.
Anglers can expect the speckled trout and red drum action to hold up for a while, as November and December are typically some of the best fishing months of the year in the area. The speck action should improve at the jetties as the water cools a bit further, and anglers can find the reds feeding in shallow water up area creeks and on the flats as fall fades into winter.
Matt, of Cherry Grove Pier, reports that anglers are seeing intermittent spot runs from the pier and hooking big numbers on bloodworms and shrimp pinned to bottom rigs when the bite is on.
Sea mullet and black and red drum are also falling for shrimp and cut baits on bottom rigs.
A few flounder are coming over the rails, but most are undersized.
The water is 67 degrees.
Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers have seen some phenomenal fishing for trophy red drum in the area over the past few weeks. Anglers are still hooking some of the big reds while drifting in Little River Inlet with live and cut baits, but bigger numbers have been feeding around menhaden […]
Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are still connecting with some large red drum (some over 40”) in Little River Inlet. Drifting during the rising tides has been the most productive strategy for the big reds, and live and cut menhaden seem to be producing the most bites. Flounder are also […]
Patrick, of Capt. Smiley’s Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are finding big numbers of red drum schooled up in the shallow backwaters between Little River and Sunset Beach (with most 22-26”). Most of the action has been around oyster bars, potholes, and grass banks in the creeks, with both tides producing recently. There have been […]
Mark, of Shallow Minded Inshore Fishing Charters, reports that anglers are still hooking some large red drum in Little River Inlet. Live or cut menhaden and mullet are fooling the reds, and drifting through the inlet has been the best bet. Some flounder are falling for the live baits in the inlet, and anglers are […]« Previous Entries