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Old 04-07-2004, 10:33 PM
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Is anyone familiar with what's biting in/near Murrels' Inlet? I'll be spending a week down there starting Saturday and wanted to try my luck.

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Old 04-07-2004, 11:12 PM
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not sure about Murrells, but in Charleston there is more charter boats, and good tackle shops than you can shake a stick at.
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:43 AM
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Check out WWW.CHARLESTONFISHING.COM

Covers the area from Charleston to the Grand Strand.
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:41 AM
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Try Capt. Dick's marina for info on what's biting. I think they have a website too.
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:18 PM
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I haven't been to Murrells yet this year, and am not sure what's biting at the moment. Ditto the comment about Charlestonfishing.com - good Georgetown forum, which should mostly apply to Murrells. General comments: the boat ramp by Cpn. Dicks is real nice and real easy to get out of. Parking is tricky - not directly across the street but BEHIND the lot that is directly across the street. Also, several reefs and live bottom areas are real close by, and the inlet is pretty easy to get in and out of. As always, have a chart and watch the jetties, though. Check a Mapsunique if you have one for the live bottoms and reefs. Hard to go wrong with fiddlers on a reef this time of year I hear. Good luck.
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Old 04-09-2004, 12:33 PM
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Thanks! I'll definately take the advice and wish me some luck!

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:52 AM
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lowcountryboating.com is another good site for that area. I fish the MI /Gtown area often. Let me know if you are going inshore or offshore (how far offshore) and I can give you some pointers on where to fish.
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:01 PM
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Seconds to lowcountryboating.com... doesn't seem to be working today. I know they may be changing their format soon, maybe that's today. Charlestonfishing.com is a good site to find out information that's already posted. If you ask a question, don't expect much help as an outsider. That's where lowcountryboating.com comes in. If you need boat advice, you come to hulltruth... if you need fishing information in SC, you go to lowcountryboating. But then again, I am an advertiser there, so it only stands to reason I like that site better
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:01 PM
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Thanks again! I'm down here now and took my 220 LTS bay boat out of Murrels Inlet today just to "test" the waters. NOTE TO SELF: Triton 220 LTS Bay handles 3 footer's very well. It's owner on the other hand.....well, lets not embarass the owner....LOL.

Really, though, anyone want to show me around a bit?

Thanks again!

Rich!

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Old 04-11-2004, 07:15 PM
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Sounds like you are not going to run offshore. The jetty is always a good place to start. I know they have been catching some big Spottails at the tip of the north jetty. Also, when you are coming in from the pass, you will notice that the channel goes to the right, but there is a nice sized creek ahead. You have to ease through some shallow water, but once you get into the creek it runs for a while. Go up into the creek and fish the mouths of the smaller creeks with grubs, shrimp, or mud minnows. There are a number of these and you may have to work a number of them to find fish. Also, there are oysters around many of these areas, so be careful both running your boat as well as fishing in these areas. Of course, the oysters attract the fish so that's a good thing. We ususally use Cujun rattler type bobbers this time of year to keep the bait just off the bottom. You can expect to catch Spottails and some flounders around there as well as cat fish and pinfish which are not a good thing.... Some guys catch trout around there in some deep holes and dropoffs, but I rarely target them. If you want to pull the boat @ 30 mi down to Georgetown, I can give some more info for down there.....
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