Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by Eric Bonneman
The Spring season from Myrtle Beach to Pawley’s Island brings with it plenty of things to enjoy about coastal South Carolina. Warm weather prompts visits to the beach, outdoor activities, and changes in fishing patterns. As fish begin to break up in to smaller schools and come out of their hiding places, the increase in activity provides anglers with an increase in options. My favorite, this time of year, is topwater fishing for redfish and trout.
It takes a certain skill level along with the ambition to get up early, but everything about topwater fishing is extraordinary. Our guests from Colorado had the ambition to share this experience with me, today. Tim and Cody have been on several fishing excursions over the past year, ranging from salmon fishing to the herring spawn. After learning a little about them prior to the trip, I decided they may have what it takes to get on some topwater trout!
It took a little time for the guys to pick up the rhythm and cadence, but with a little encouragement (seeing the captain hook a trout on a big blowup!), they each got to experience catching trout on topwater.
We have been having success in Murrell’s Inlet by targeting different landscapes depending on the tide. The trout have been joining the redfish to feed in the grass, and we’ve been able to get hook ups this way. Believe it or not, the topwater plugs navigate through the grass pretty well. When the tide begins to fall, the trout have been staging along rips from underwater structure. Some of the flats in the inlet have been holding some drag screaming redfish.
Harvest Moon Fishing Charters offers advanced fishing excursions such as topwater fishing and tarpon charters. We also enjoy introducing beginners to fishing. Being able to custom tailor a fishing experience based on clients’ skill levels is something we feel separates us from other operators. Call us to book your custom trip today 843-485-7424