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thanks to SCSpanishJigger for upgrading my original post. I did some last bit editing and I think we got a pretty good sticky for the top of the page.


Newbies should get some questions answered here. Once again...I didn't go into artificial baits because the list would be too long.


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Thanks, SmoothLures for that link later in the thread.
I am going to put it here in the first post.

2012-13 SCDNR Regulations. Those are the most recent regulations, rather than the ones in the images below (from 2009).
 

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lures to catch certain species of fish

Bluefish- spoons, got-cha plug, sting silvers, kastmasters, hopkins, krocodile spoons. they will attack most lures. plugs like mirrolures, yo-zuri crystal minnows, zara spooks, and poppers don't get ignored either. bluefish are alos known for ruining soft plastics like jighead with shad tail or grub.

Trout- mirrolures, soft plastic grubs, shad tails, paddle tail, with jighead, 4 inch swimbait, and topwater plugs, and yo-zuri crystal minnows. depending on situation trout mostly ambush and feed on slower moving prey than bluefish. they will sometimes chase down baitfish like a bluefish would but also pick up scapes after bluefish have chomped baitfish in half.

Red drum- lures mentioned for trout along with gold spoons, saltwater spinnerbaits, and crab imitating soft plastics. red drum and trout are really attracted to the exact same lures. liek a trout, am ambush hunter thats also really fond of crabs.

flounder- jighead and soft plastic(like the ones mentioned before), 3 inch storm or tsunami swimbaits. any regular sized slow moving lure dragged across the bottom can entice a flounder most of the time. use live bait whenever possible. flounder are often taken while targeting red drum and trout.

Spanish mackerel- most metal lures mentioned above for bluefish and got-cha plug but in smaller sizes. for most situations spoons beyond an oz is rarely needed. metal jigs like sting silvers are perfect in 2oz size as the lures are small in profile. 3/4 oz hopkin is also popular. spanish mackerel like to chase on lures being burned across the water. nothing being reeled can be too slow for Spanish as they burst well over 35mph to chase down prey. a 4 pound Spanish and strip off 10 to 20 yards of line set at 7 pounds of drag pressure with little trouble.
 

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Thanks!!

It was Skink's original idea, I just added onto it a little. Hopefully we can continue adding awesome information to it. Maybe we can add some of the places to fish (surf, pier, creeks...etc.) and how to get to them. I know a lot of people don't know the area really well so directions would most certainly help.


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I don't know if it would be worthy to add, but when we're staying in Cherry Grove, if the finger mullet are just too far out in the surf to net, there is a little bridge on 53'rd street over one of the channels that leads to a boat landing. If you can get there a little bit after tide starts coming in, you can usually net some there as they enter the inlets. This saved my fishing last year, as I couldn't find any mullet anywhere else.

Also, if you have a little one (like my 4 year old daughter) you can pretty much guarantee that they can pull up more pinfish than their little arms can reel in. She had a blast doing that last year!
 

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A reliable setup for catching fish on a cork. Is 17lb test line on your reel with a popping cork. I like the corks with a weight on the end of the rod. Tie on about a 3ft section of florocarbon line(20 to 30lb test). attatch the hook on the end and a 1/4oz. split shot about 3 to 4inches above the hook. hook a LIVE shrimp through the horn somewhere inbetween the dark spots on the head of the shrimp 'cause the dark spots are its vitals OR a mudminnow, hook it through the bottom of its mouth and bring it out through the top. far enough back to keep the minnow from being ripped off on casting.
Good post SKINK. Can you show us how to attatch a sandflea?
 

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Can you show us how to attatch a sandflea?
http://www.pierandsurf.com/fishing-forum/showthread.php?t=42976&highlight=hook+sandflea

theres a pic in this post that shows a good way to hook them. i normally use this approach. just hook them from the underside until the hook just pokes through the top of the flea, the point of the hook should be facing the back of the flea. this usually keeps them from digging down in the sand when your line is out, or so i am told.
 

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Great post, I would like to add, for safety reasons, your shock leader needs to be 10lb test or better for every ounce of lead. So if you are throwing 4 ounces with bait you need at least 40lb. test. Throwing 8 and bait with a 50lb test shock could cause some serious injury to someone if it breaks.
 

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Maps of Murrells Inlet

I put together some google earth images and listed some creek names and points of interest for those of you who aren't too familiar with the Inlet.

I hope this helps y'all get around and find some fishin holes

Skink
 

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I just moved to Greenville SC for a job and I'm living down here for work. The family is in St. Louis and I am an avid fisherman. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a day trip to do some surf or pier fishing. I know very little about the methods of this kind of fishing so I could use some help. Is this time of year productive for catching fish? What is the best universal bait? etc. I went to Sportsmans Warehouse and bought a low end
9' spinning rod equipped with 30lb test. HELP?
 
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