you mean veterans pier? or is their another public pier i have not known about?A guy called crabbindave on the bluecrab.info forums swears this is THE spot in the area for crabbing. I've had some mildly active days but caught a total of 1 keeper in the times I've been there. I've fished from the shore down there, also, but caught nothing. The fish are definitely there, though. Others were gettin' them and they were jumping all over. I couldn't cast as close to the grass as I wanted, though. Its a great spot for bait, though.
Another place on this same inlet that not many folks know about (not to spot burn) is the public pier. Its free and essentially, instead of turning on Atlantic Ave coming from MB, turn at the main intersection just before there (I think its called Pine Ave) across from the GC connector. Its down on the end of that road. Low tide's a bit of a waste, but at high there's a lot of potential for decent fish and tons of crab. There are steps down into the marsh area that you can handline for crabs from during high tide. Don't try stepping on the marsh at low tide without waders on, though. Very deep mud... lol.
We did get a decent amount of shrimp with a cast net off the end of the pier, though. So at the very least, its good for bait and blue crab so it wouldn't hurt to take a rod with you. Its a beautiful place, also.
I think he has a boat, but on the forum on the other site, discussion was about crabbing spots without a boat.crabbindave must not have access to a boat, I have a few crab holes that are probably the best in the entire inlet, usually a limit ever time I put a trap down there.There is usually a month or two when the crabbing is good of the GC bridge, but not that often, there are a whole lot of under size crabs caught there, DNR would have a field day if they ever went there to "CHECK" people's catches.
Hey theprynce,Another place on this same inlet that not many folks know about (not to spot burn) is the public pier. Its free and essentially, instead of turning on Atlantic Ave coming from MB, turn at the main intersection just before there (I think its called Pine Ave) across from the GC connector. Its down on the end of that road.
I'll be keeping an eye out for you, then. If you see the 6'4" guy with long hair, a piercing, and a wrestling t-shirt, know I'm on to you. lol.logically anywhere at least 6 inches of water will hold decent sized fish, but you may have to cover lots of water. according to Donald Millus (i think thats his name) book, ppl used to wade anywhere you can access the marsh in murells inlet and cast lures for trout. as for my crabbing spots, you have to find me. i am the person you probably least suspected(14 years old, 5 foot 7.5 inches, Asian). and i fish in a variety of places.