Last Updated on March 15, 2024 by Capt. R.C.

Myrtle Beach Fishing Report for March


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is getting warmer as we make it through March, and Harvest Moon Fishing Charters has your up-to-date fishing report for the Grand Strand. Now that Spring is here, we begin to see some transitions with local fishing patterns.


man holding red drum in myrtle beach, south carolina

Redfish can be a challenging Spring target


Myrtle Beach’s Primary Targets for March

  • Flounder
  • Sheepshead
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Trout


fisherman holding flounder in myrtle beach, sc

Spring season means consistent Flounder fishing in Myrtle Beach.


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Myrtle Beach Spring Flounder Fishing

The Flounder fishing is on-time for a great early Spring bite! We are already seeing steady action in the creeks of Little River, Murrell’s Inlet, and Pawley’s Island. Our report, so far, consists of good numbers with a keeper here and there.

Flounder fishing should continue to improve along Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand. Warming water temperatures will begin to break up that pesky grass on the bottom, and fishing will become easier. While the month of March can present challenges to inshore fishing, the Flounder bite can be your best bet!



fisherman with sheepshead in myrtle beach

Sheepshead are another consistent species for Spring fishing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Myrtle Beach Sheepshead Report

Sheepshead are prepping for their Spring spawning season in Myrtle Beach, and this is an excellent time for targeting them. These fish are known for their subtle bite, but they become a little more aggressive this time of year. This helps make Sheepshead one of the most dependable species for the months of March and April.

If you can get good bait, and a nice calm day, you can make a great fishing trip out of targeting Sheepshead this time of year. This is one of the few instances where I will call some of my regular clients to make a special trip. If I see that the weather is going to be nice, I’m pretty confident that the fishing will be worth the trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Fishing for Black Drum in March

Black Drum continue to provide fairly dependable action coming in to this month. We have been catching some while Sheepshead fishing off the beach, and there has also been some action at the jetties. Cut shrimp under a cork, or on the bottom, continues to be the bait of choice.


Targeting Redfish in the Spring

Spring is a season of transition for Myrtle Beach, and this transition affects the fishing for Red Drum. As these fish break up from their Winter schooling pattern, they can be challenging to locate. The fact that they have a smorgasbord of soft-shell crabs can add to the challenge.

With that said, there are still some schooling fish out there; and we are landing on some good bites. These bites can be short, and it’s important to make the most out of every bite. Both live and artificial bait are still working for the Reds.


Myrtle Beach’s Spring Trout Bite

The Spotted Sea Trout are beginning to come out of their Winter hiding. We have caught a handful of Speckled Trout on live mud minnows and DOA shrimp under popping corks. It’s refreshing to see these guys showing back up!

Myrtle Beach, SC had a mild winter for 2023/2024, which bodes well for our local Trout population. As we move toward April, these fish will have worked up a pretty hefty appetite. There may not be big numbers of schooled fish, but you can plan on getting some aggressive bites out of larger fish.


Thank you for reading, and as always, give us a call if we can help you out!