Spring has finally sprung here in Myrtle Beach and the fishing has really heated up.
March plagued us with cold temps and windy conditions, but April has brought in some great weather! Trees and flowers are in full bloom and so is the marsh . Southern flounder and Speckled Sea Trout are steady moving into our inlets, creeks and bays to take up residence for the season.Redfish schools are moving out of their cold water patterns and have begun to feed more aggressively on the shallow water flats, looking primarily for soft shell crabs and shrimp. Every spring when the water temps reach mid 60’s to low 70’s our local blue crab populations molt or shed so they can grow. The soft shell crab is not only a delicacy for us but also to the Redfish.We have seen a few Redfish Tailing on the spartina flats which is a great sign of things to come. Fishing should only get better with the rising temps and as finger mullet and menhaden begin to fill our waters.
– Captain Jeff Lattig-