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Hot Weather Boating and Summer Fishing Tips


fishingThe heat, blue skies and sudden thunderstorms can make fishing in the summer months difficult. The weather is usually beautiful, which makes it ideal for relaxing on the beach or getting a tan.

If you don’t have the right knowledge, you might not be able to fish in these conditions. Although July and August have been the hottest months in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach fishing can still be excellent if you plan your trips well.

When Is The Best Time To Go Fishing?

The best time to deep sea fishing is in the morning and the evening. Fish won’t bite as well due to the higher water temperatures at midday.

Low oxygen levels. Throwing artificial baits at the first light is one of the many things I like to do with our customers. We cover ground for approximately an hour, then stop to switch to live or cut bait. You can find a lot of Snook on beaches, passes and coastal docks. They should stay there until the water temperatures drop.

Redfish prefer live or cut pinfish as their bait of choice. Trout can still be caught, but it can be difficult to find them. Use a free-lined greenback to find a mixture of grass and sand bottom. If you need to go deeper, add a pinch weight. An area with plenty of fry bait is a good option.

What Is The Best Fishing Method?

Myrtle Beach deep sea fishingDeep sea fishing in Myrtle Beach is the best and most enjoyable way to fish. The targeted species include:

  • Cobia
  • Sharks
  • Mangrove snapper
  • Mackerel
  • Grouper

They can all be found throughout the bay. For the next few weeks, late-season Tarpon would be in the artificial reefs, and shipping channels as a refuge to feed and then seek shelter. If the fish are active during stronger tides, you can use a live Threadfin Herring and large Pilchard.

To fool picky eaters, we use dead baits and then small cut and live baits. The Spanish Mackerel is a common sight, often pushing the Snappers back to the bottom. A healthy bottom is indicated by a lot of Mackerel and Snappers. There may also be some groupers.

Even though it can get very hot, we still catch plenty of fish especially when we go on a fishing trip. We also keep our rods bent by changing when, where and for what purpose we fish. You should always bring water and sun protection, especially if you are not accustom to being in the sun. As always, be aware of the weather. Summer thunderstorms can be quite severe!

Voyager charter fishing provides all the bait and a rod if needed, however, feel free to bring your own fishing equipment. Our captains know where the fish are biting at any time of the year.

Call Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises now if you are planning to go on a fishing trip in Myrtle Beach.

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Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(910) 575-0111
(843) 626-9500