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Old 07-11-2006, 09:37 AM
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Smile Myrtle Beach Surf Fishing in July

I am going to Myrtle Beach for a baseball tournament with my son on 7/22 for a week. We are bringing the poles.

What kind of action is there in the surf tis time of year? Local B&T shops? Preferred bait? License requirements if any?

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Old 07-17-2006, 01:30 PM
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hope someone responds, I'd like to know what works down there as well.

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Old 07-30-2006, 10:28 AM
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Chris:

Just returned at 5:15AM yesterday. Didn't even wet a line. Too busy with the baseball tournament and dodging rain and lightning!

The beach slopes into the ocean forever...no drop offs to harbor fish, no structure but sand.

Talked to a few diehearts from Minnesota fishing for whiting in the surf. Somehow my 8' surf rod seemed a tad excessive! The water was in the low 80's ...gorgeous for swimming. Off to Wisconsin on business. When I return I may play hooky for a day and hit the Jersey shore.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:27 AM
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all that sand in Myrtle Beach is what I grew up on. Summer vacations 16 out of the first 18 years of my life.

Also, all that sand and no structure or drop off is exactly what I get in Sea Bright since they replenished the beach. But, the kids swim there and I fish there - not a bad combo.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:55 PM
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Sharks probe the sand there. Put out a bloody mullet
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Sharks probe the sand there. Put out a bloody mullet
I have read that it is illegal to fish for sharks there. If you are using a bloody mullet, I think that would be enough to fine. Look it up!!!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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the "whiting" down there are similar to our kingfish. Light rods, a small high/low rig with floats, pieces of shrimp, clam or bloodworm (or even fishbites blood worm) and they are fun on light tackle.

I was told there is a pier down there. You might want to look it up and check in with guys on pier and surf if no more detailed response here.

As to sharks, I've never heard of it being illegal to fish for sharks from shore... perhaps there is a permit needed and that most shore anglers don't have one? maybe you're right?
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:20 PM
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Rob,
In Horry County it is illegal to fish for sharks. They think it will scare the tourist away. You are suppose to cut them loose as soon as you know what you have hooked.
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ah so it's local... that makes sense from a PR standpoint.

just catching a kingfish (whiting or mullet) in the nj surf gets a lot of reactions from folks, no less a sand shark or other more bizarre looking fish
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:45 PM
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The thing is, you should see the people flock around you when you have one on so they can see how big it is. It doen't bother the people to much until they see they are swimming with them.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:56 PM
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I had just pulled up a little fish and a woman walked up with her (oldish actually) daughter in a beach stroller. She looked at it, shuddered and said "oh my, makes me think twice about swimming in the ocean".

I busted a gut laughing right there on the spot.

She asked 'why?'

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