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I'm planning on fishing next fall instead of that loooong ride to OBX take the 5 hour ride to Ocean Lakes. I'm thinking sometime mid October hoping to catch a red or two would be great, some keeper flounder would be just as good. A decent size Spanish, trout or bluefish will work too :).

My question is what rods to bring? It's a lot of difference in the beach between OBX throwing 6 - 8 ounces&bait and the Grand Strand. I've got a 12' conventional 4 - 10 ounce, 11' casting 2 - 6 ounce, two 10' spinning 1 - 4 ounce, 7 ft spinning MH, several 7' casting MH. I don't want to bring them all but just what I need. My wife needs a place to ride, lol

I'd like to fish the surf some and also fish the north and south jetty area. I do have a homemade beach cart :eek:. I'm not much of a pier guy, I like a little room to maneuver :redface:

Lastly what weight jigs are you guys throwing with gulp or bait?

I fish upstate lakes (with a boat) but when my feet are on the sand I'm lost.... thanks for any help/info. I have read the sticky (several times) on newbie info....good info. I do know how to tie a double drop rig without any hardware (a golf pro showed me when I fished Cherry Grove pier 25 years ago. He was out catching me while spot fishing 3 to 1, lol)
 

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Is bring the 12,one 10ft, and the 7ft mMh.And you have near to far covered, and good luck
And where in the upstate are you, im in Anderson county
 

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I'm planning on fishing next fall instead of that loooong ride to OBX take the 5 hour ride to Ocean Lakes. I'm thinking sometime mid October hoping to catch a red or two would be great, some keeper flounder would be just as good. A decent size Spanish, trout or bluefish will work too :).

My question is what rods to bring? It's a lot of difference in the beach between OBX throwing 6 - 8 ounces&bait and the Grand Strand. I've got a 12' conventional 4 - 10 ounce, 11' casting 2 - 6 ounce, two 10' spinning 1 - 4 ounce, 7 ft spinning MH, several 7' casting MH. I don't want to bring them all but just what I need. My wife needs a place to ride, lol

I'd like to fish the surf some and also fish the north and south jetty area. I do have a homemade beach cart :eek:. I'm not much of a pier guy, I like a little room to maneuver :redface:

Lastly what weight jigs are you guys throwing with gulp or bait?

I fish upstate lakes (with a boat) but when my feet are on the sand I'm lost.... thanks for any help/info. I have read the sticky (several times) on newbie info....good info. I do know how to tie a double drop rig without any hardware (a golf pro showed me when I fished Cherry Grove pier 25 years ago. He was out catching me while spot fishing 3 to 1, lol)
You don't need the heavers unless it's stormy/windy. Usually 3 will hold just fine. I have a few 4s, 5s, and a couple 6s just in case but if you need 5 or 6 it's time to go to the pier...
Bring something you can catch a 40" drum on and 6-7' sharks if you want to land them outside of Horry county... Light 7' fiberglass rods with a cheap reel are great for pompano and whiting with fleas. A rod or two for throwing small chunks and live finger mullet for bluefish. They'll run 3 lbs or less usually. Add a heavy freshwater bass rod spinning or casting for throwing the bucktails and you're good to go.

I make 3/4 oz sparkie bucktail jigs. 10-12" up tie a dropper or surgeon's loop and loop on a plain sharp J hook. 20-30 lb fluorocarbon.

Fish from the last wave to 10 feet off the beach.
 

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Thanks guys that helps tremendously!!

lawless I'm in upper Greenwood County (about 10 - 15 miles from Casey Ashley's home, lol)
 
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