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Plenty of big speckled trout have been biting around Murrells Inlet since the cold weather arrived. Cold weather kicks off great speckled trout bite at Murrells Inlet
275 Views - Posted: November 21 at 6:56 am

Bone-chilling temperatures and fall-like conditions have transformed Murrells Inlet into the speckled trout paradise it is historically-known for being. And big, gator trout are leading the pack, with many fish showing up stretching the scales to more than 5 pounds. 


Plenty of newer lures on the market will catch speckled trout, but maybe not as well as Don't forget the "old reliable" lures when it comes to targeting speckled trout
394 Views - Posted: November 20 at 5:17 pm

Ever since James Heddon first debuted his fishing lures to the public, the way people catch their finned fare will never be the same. For the avid inshore saltwater angler,  fall means speckled trout, and despite massive collections of artificial lures that have hit the market over the past 50 years, are the newest baits the best way to fool specks, or are do those “old reliables” need to take over the driver’s seat?


Smoking can be a great way to preserve trout when you catch too many for a single meal and don’t want them to go to waste. Smoke trout on the water and afterwards, too
26 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

Most guides and fishermen discourage killing more fish than you can reasonably eat, but in November, there is a real possibility of landing a 10-fish limit of trout and they are delicious.


Kahle-style hooks (above left) are better for fishing live baits than standard J-hooks (above right). What’s a Kahle hook?
39 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

Some very good guides and other fishermen use Kahle-style hooks when targeting speckled trout with live bait.


Guide Danny Rourk likes to fish big topwater plugs for speckled trout on overcast or rainy days. Trout on topwater
36 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

Ask a freshwater bass fisherman about the most-exciting way to catch black bass, and most will revel over the exciting explosions of bass on topwater plugs.


A baitwell filled with lively shrimp is as close to a guarantee of speckled trout action as a fisherman can have. Catch shrimp easily
49 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

During the fall, the speckled trout bite shifts into high gear, and every fish is happy to find a feisty shrimp back-peddling as fast as possible. Basically, everything eats shrimp. During the fall, redfish, black drum and speckled trout eat shrimp every chance they can get, and shrimp are undeniably the best live bait, especially during the fall trout frenzy.


Size up for ICW gators Size up for ICW gators
28 Views - Posted: November 15 at 6:00 am

During the fall run, inshore waters fill up with big schools of speckled trout. Most of the fish that come into the Little River section of the ICW are of the smaller variety, often slightly on either side of the legal size minimum. However, plenty of sizable trout occupy the same waters, including some gator-sized specks. Anglers who can adjust their tactics can increase their chances of hooking into one of these beasts on a consistent basis.


Could your fishing club members stand each other for a week-long road trip? The Upstate Kayak Fishing Club recently took a trip to Florida’s Gulf coast. ROAD TRIP!!!
54 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:00 am

Kayak fishing clubs are becoming increasingly popular across the country, and South Carolina has several that are about as active as clubs get. Many clubs realize that anglers fishing together for fun or competing in tournaments is a great way to enjoy fellowship, introduce new anglers to the joys of paddling and catch fish.


Speckled trout have finally made a big showing along the Grand Strand, thanks to recent cold fronts. Speckled trout finally make a big showing along Grand Strand
645 Views - Posted: November 06 at 10:21 am

Over the past few weeks, most Grand Strand anglers have pointed their vessels towards places rich with king mackerel or bull reds and of course, the ever-so-famous spot that makes places like Murrell’s Inlet and Little River a permanent attraction for visitors to the Grand Strand. Finally, they’re paying attention to speckled trout.


Steve Chanilo of Murrells Inlet usually ties on a MirrOlure when he’s on foot, casting in creeks and targeting likely spots in the surf for speckled trout. Forget about the boat
334 Views - Posted: November 06 at 9:00 am

The remnants of hot weather have played out, and even though plenty of good fishing remains, many anglers have winterized their boats and stowed their fishing gear until spring. But for many others, like Steve Chanilo of Murrells Inlet Outpost, the trout bite is too hot to keep them away. A growing trend for this month is to pursue trout on foot, focusing on areas that a boat is little to no help anyway. 


Fall specks around Beaufort will spend a lot of time feeding over oyster rocks that are visible on the low end of the tide. Lowcountry speck party - Fishing for speckled trout around Beaufort peaks this month, a real cause for thanksgiving
194 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am

Speckled sea trout fed all summer on the plentiful prey, but they were hard to find because they don’t like hot weather and hide in deeper water during the day, foraging early and late. That changed in September, and by this month, some urgency has been added to their feeding patterns as winter approaches. They are schooled and feeding throughout the day. They move around as the tide changes, but if you find a school in November, you will likely have a banner day.


The influx of baitfish and shrimp into the ICW as fall progresses is a magnet for hungry speckled trout. Little River ditch diggers - The Intracoastal Waterway in the Little River area is a magnet for November speckled trout
135 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway stretches 3,000 miles from New Jersey to Texas, built primarily as a safe haven for military and commercial transport along the eastern seaboard.


The influx of baitfish and shrimp into the ICW as fall progresses is a magnet for hungry speckled trout. Little River ditch diggers - Testing
74 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am

The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway stretches 3,000 miles from New Jersey to Texas, built primarily as a safe haven for military and commercial transport along the eastern seaboard.


Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T
41 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am

With plenty of space for standing, casting and fly fishing in comfort, the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T kayak offers traditional in-line tandem seating, face-to-face social seating or solo seating. New features include the H-Rail System for customizing accessories, a tracking skeg for covering long distances and a battery platform for an optional trolling motor, crate or small cooler. Hobie’s patented MirageDrive with Glide Technology pedal system and Vantage XT seating are also included.


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