Myrtle Beach Fishing Report: August 2021

Below is the current Myrtle Beach fishing report and forecast for August 2021. We’d love to hear from you! Ask questions and share your own fishing reports in the comments below. You can also sign up to receive an email when we publish updates for Myrtle Beach.

Water Temperature:

Current water temperatures are around 85 degrees. Throughout August, water temps in Myrtle Beach should remain at their peaks of the season, averaging 83 degrees. Peak water temperatures will keep certain native fish such as Red Drum more sluggish throughout the hottest parts of the day while bringing in less native fish from warmer locations to the south such as Tarpon.

Best Time of Day:

With water temperatures being at their peak, the best time of day to fish will be early morning with dusk being the second best time. Fishing as the sun rises or sets should prove much more productive than mid-day fishing, especially when timed with a rising or falling tide.

What Fish Are Biting Right Now in the Marsh Creeks?

  1. Red Drum
  2. Black Drum
  3. Speckled Sea Trout
  4. Flounder
  5. Croaker
  6. Whiting
  7. Pinfish
  8. Smaller Sharks

What Fish Are Biting Right Now in the Inlets?

  1. Red Drum
  2. Black Drum
  3. Speckled Sea Trout
  4. Flounder
  5. Croaker
  6. Whiting
  7. Pinfish
  8. Sharks
  9. Some Tarpon
  10. Possible Spanish Mackerel
  11. Possible Pompano

What Fish Are Biting Right Now in the Surf?

  1. Some Red Drum
  2. Some Black Drum
  3. Some Speckled Sea Trout
  4. Flounder
  5. Croaker
  6. Whiting
  7. Lots of Sharks
  8. Tarpon
  9. Possible Spanish Mackerel
  10. Pompano

Which Bait and Rigs to Use?

Red Drum: Coming Soon Black Drum: Coming Soon Speckled Sea Trout: Coming Soon Flounder: Coming Soon Croaker: Coming Soon Whiting: Coming Soon Pinfish: Coming Soon 2-3′ Sharks: Coming Soon 3-5′ Sharks: Coming Soon 5’+ Sharks: Coming Soon Tarpon: Coming Soon Spanish Mackerel: Coming Soon Pompano: Coming Soon

What are the Best Fishing Spots?

In general, you want to go where the bait is positioned and us that same bait, whether naturally or artificially. If using naturally, you will want to use live or cut. Don’t use whole and dead. When you use cut mullet or other bait fish, you can chunk or filet. I prefer to use filets so plenty of meet is showing with scales on the other side to attract predators. In the March Creeks: In the Inlet: In the Surf:

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