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I have fished it a few times in the last few weeks with no luck at all. Anyone know if the water is still dirty there? I stayed about 5 hours each time I went. Bait I used was mud minnows, finger mullet, and live shrimp. I was watching and on one was doing much of anything .
 

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My least favorite Grand Strand pier. I've been there 3 times this year and have had no luck.

They also seem pretty uptight. There's an old lady in the shop who can be a pain in the ass. I went with the GF one time and accidentally brought 5 rods. She examined everything we brought and made me put one back in the car. Also, hide your beer or you're toast.
 

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I see people on the pier with three poles all the time, and not "King fishing" must be luck of the draw on who's working in the store. Went to the pier today just to check thing out and the water is still dirty. No one was having any luck.
 

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Thanks Metalhead, I'll give them a try. May try the jetties at Murrells Inlet this weekend if weather allows. I just hate that walk. May be time to buy a small skiff.
 

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Fished the state park today, thing are very slow. Water is still dirty, lots of bait fish, finger mullet and menhaden so bring your nets.
 

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Never had an issue with the ranges. I pay my 5 bucks and go fishing. That's not to say I won't have an issue. Hope I don't! I do know some people that have had issues, as far as the fishermen go, they are a great group of folks. Always willing to help each other and people that have never pier fished before.

I'am ready for some good old spot fishing...
 

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Did the MBSP today, very slow. Water is dirty, beach was dirty and the pier was dirty. Not what I would expect from a state park. I know they can't do anything about the water but, the pier and the beach. Somebody is not earning their pay check.
 

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Whiting everywhere, even the kids on the pier had a good day fishing. Had a few blue fish and sharks bite on small finger mullet. Sharks were about 22"- 25" long. I hate sharks. Can't wait for September / October.
 

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Fished from 8 am to 1 pm today, before the rain. I used shrimp, live finger mullet, fishbites, and hooked into a 2 foot shark, cut the line and let him go. I hate sharks! The MBSP has let me down this year. For that fact, most of the Grand Stand has let me down. I have read some of the reports on the SCDNR page and think the reports are BS. Most of the reports come from folks that sale bait and charters. I would be happy to give SCDNR a true Pier and Surf report. I think I'll contact then. I could get some input from all the other natives and give a report that is not so bias.
 

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Fished from 8 am to 1 pm today, before the rain. I used shrimp, live finger mullet, fishbites, and hooked into a 2 foot shark, cut the line and let him go. I hate sharks! The MBSP has let me down this year. For that fact, most of the Grand Stand has let me down. I have read some of the reports on the SCDNR page and think the reports are BS. Most of the reports come from folks that sale bait and charters. I would be happy to give SCDNR a true Pier and Surf report. I think I'll contact then. I could get some input from all the other natives and give a report that is not so bias.
Congrats on developing a healthy sense of skepticism, Shark Fighter. I've long been of the opinion that pier and bait shop reports are suspect at best, and that developing a strong community of sportsmen who are willing to contribute reports is the best way to find out what's happening. That's why I report on virtually every trip I make when I'm home at the beach. Unfortunately, when I talk to fishermen I meet about coming to this board and getting active, a lot of them admit that they aren't interested in helping other fishermen find the good spots that they know about. I'll admit that I don't reveal absolutely everything about my trips, but I definitely share a LOT of info in order to encourage other guys and help them have success too.
 

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Yes, ChefRobb your reports are great keep them coming. I have some hot spots I won't give up. I have some great numbers but, even those areas are not doing that well this year. Oh well, good luck to all that fish this week.

ChefRobb, hope you hook a big fat shark...LOL... good luck to you too!
 
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