Last Updated on October 21, 2022 by

Inshore saltwater fishing can be some of the most fun and challenging fishing you’ll ever do. In October and November in Myrtle Beach, one of the best ways to catch trout and redfish is on topwater lures. These baits – plugs, poppers, etc. – create a lot of noise and commotion on the water’s surface, attracting fish looking for an easy meal. If you’re looking to catch some fall seatrout and redfish, here are a few tips on how to do it using topwaters.

Top Water Fishing

You should always ensure you have a good selection of topwater lures before heading out onto the water. There are many different types available on the market these days, so it’s essential to have a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from when targeting fish. As we transition from summer to fall, we need to increase the size of our topwater lures. Game fish will dial in on a specific bait size profile depending on the time of year. In the fall, baitfish will be the largest of the year! So my topwater lures need to increase in size and make a ton of noise. The big predator fish will look for high-calorie meals like big baitfish. So don’t be afraid to go big when choosing your topwater lures this time of year.

a picture of Topwater Fishing for Fall Seatrout and Redfish with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

Target Species

The thrill of watching a trout or redfish break the surface of the water as it hits your bait is one that every angler should experience. Topwater fishing is an exciting and effective way to target these fish. This method is the best time to fish from now until late November, depending on water temperatures.

  • Redfish: When fishing for redfish, keeping your lure moving is essential. If you get a blowup and they don’t get hooked, keep the pace or even speed it up. Redfish like it when you keep the lure moving, so they’re more likely to hit it if it’s in constant motion.
  • Seatrout: When fishing for trout, it’s important to remember that they don’t always go for the bait that’s moving the fastest. It can be helpful to give your lure a little pause. This gives the trout a chance to notice the bait and decide whether or not they want to go for it. The key is to find the right balance of twitches and pauses. You can try 5-6 twitches and a one or two-second pause before you continue that cycle.

a picture of Topwater Fishing for Fall Seatrout and Redfish with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

Good Topwater Lure to Start With

The Heddon Super Spook Jr. is one of the market’s most versatile and effective topwater lures. It can be used in a variety of conditions and locations, and it consistently produces results. The side-to-side action and clicking noise attract fish from all around, and the smaller size makes it ideal for areas where baitfish are prevalent. If you’re looking for a topwater lure that will help you put more fish in the boat, this is an excellent place to start.

Fish With Captain Richard Ferdon

If you’re looking for an unforgettable fishing experience while visiting Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, look no further than Captain R.C. Ferdon. A native of Pawleys Island and Georgetown, Captain Ferdon knows the waters of Winyah Bay like the back of his hand. He offers safe, family-friendly fishing adventures that are sure to please everyone in your group. Fall is the perfect time to visit the Grand Strand for outstanding fishing action. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today with Capt. Richard at Harvest Moon. You won’t be disappointed!