What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina for the first time?

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Julie Strohm
Murrells Inlet, SC
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Went fishing with Y-Knot Fishing Charters on August 21, 2019
August if you want to catch fish you can keep, go deep water if possible. They encouraged us to do 3/4 day, but we really were looking for 1/2 day nearshore as our first experience. Will return for the deep water next time.

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Clayton Wern
Calcutta, OH
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Went fishing with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady on August 7, 2019
The water was a little ruff getting to where we went but that was the weather and nothing to do with the boat or captain. the captain did a great job. The crew was always right there to help. All the guys had a great time and want to go again in the spring. Can't wait.

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Ed Fickey
Clayton, Georgia
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Went fishing with Wild Thang Fishing Charters on June 18, 2019
#1. Find this Captain. #2. Don't have too high of expectations of landing a boatload of 20# redfish or 10# flounder. #3. Slow down, enjoy the time with your family. #4. Either go inshore - or plan a full 16 hour deep off-shore. Don't waste time and money on 6-8 hour boat rides just off shore.. #5. Tip your Mate - or if your Captain does it all, appropriately tip him/her as well.

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Darryl Woodhurst
United States
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Went fishing with Carolina Hook & Line - F/V Uno Mas on June 18, 2019
Try to select a trip that has an in coming or out going tide. You can catch fish during a slack tide, but it's much more difficult. I would definitely recommend captain Caleb from Hook and Line fishing. Great guy and terrific guide.

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Steve Blencoe
Haysville, KS
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Went fishing with Fishn' Freshwater Charters on June 4, 2019
First time visitors who want a fresh water adventure and catch fish need to book with Captain Todd. You will learn a great deal and have fun at the same time. We saw alligators, crabs, Osprey, and caught fish too.

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Everett Truman
Nitro, WV
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Went fishing with Wicked Hooker Charters on June 6, 2019
Like all salt water fishing species target should be anything that bites while you can target certain fish depending on a lot of factors what actually bites if anything is subject to many variables. Tides, weather fronts, and many other variables affect the bite. Crews work hard to put you on the fish but can't guarantee results.

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Ayesha Cassimjee
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Went fishing with Why Knot Charters on May 6, 2019
Be prepared for choppy water and strong winds. Weather can change on a dime, must be flexible and patient to have a good experience. Wide variety of delicious fish. People friendly and always willing to help.

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Dann Lay
Winnetka, Illinois
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Went fishing with Carolina Hook & Line - F/V Long Run on October 13, 2018
Listen to the captain's recommendations first. They know what is currently biting. Then tell the captain exactly what you would like to catch. A good captain will let you know the score and try to satisfy the customer if at all possible.

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Joey Washington
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Went fishing with O-Fish-Al Expeditions on April 17, 2018
Fishing followed a big storm & then a cold front behind it with 15 mph wind & 27 mph gust. Water temperature dropped to 59 degrees F. Temperature was at best 59 degrees F. I did not have a good feeling about fishing considering what the conditions were expected to be, but I remained optimistic about catching some fish after having attempted to surf fish in the harsh wind conditions the day before. Couldn't keep a 6 oz. pyramid sinker from coming back to shore. This is not normal conditions for April so I hope to try it again here April 2019.

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Kerry Poinier
United States
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Went fishing with O-Fish-Al Expeditions on December 31, 2017
We actually did not fish out of Murrells Inlet--we were in Pawley's Island. Dec is not an ideal time to go on a fishing excursion, but our time in SC was not flexible. It was VERY COLD and VERY WINDY, but we were prepared for the weather knowing it was going to be as such! Capt. Dan did a good job trying to place us out of the wind, but it impacted where we could fish and the how many lines we could have out at once due to the current. Overall a good experience....we caught 7 fish on a 4 hr trip: red fish, black drum, and flounder.

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Ricky Messer
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Wicked Hooker Charters on August 11, 2018
Go with no expectations and let captain Jim take you on the trip he thinks is right for you and your family. He will give you options that work best for your group. Awesome trip. Messer racing family.

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Marlin Schreffler
Dornsife, PA
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Went fishing with O-Fish-Al Expeditions on July 2, 2018
Appropriate for children old enough to enjoy a day of fishing. Would not recommend for younger children. Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Thank you Captain Dan for a great day. Her smile speaks volumes.

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Serena Carver
Lexington, South Carolina
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Went fishing with YAK - Kayak Fishing & Charters on June 20, 2018
Make sure you have motion sickness medicine! My wife and daughter were sick about a hour into the trip. However we still had a good time. Be prepared for the sun as well we went out like we were dressing for the beach and we probably should have covered ourselves a little more

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Cortland Allen
Charlotte, NC
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Went fishing with Catch 1 Sport Fishing Charters - 26 on April 3, 2018
This was a great experience just do not go in April. Great captain, good boat, good gear. April is just not the time to go. Later or warmer months are much better in terms of fish being active and biting. Fishing was bad but fun day on the water.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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Went fishing with Crazy Girl Fishing Charters on August 26, 2017
Contact the captains to see what the best target species are at the particular time of year you plan to be fishing or plan your trip based on the best time of year to pursue your favorite catch! They are always willing to help and want you to have the best possible experience.

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Steven Burkhardt
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady on June 20, 2017
Get the patch so you don't get sea sick and have it ruin your trip. It helped me some, but I and two others still got sick. I was not as sick as the previous trip without the patch so I guess it did help.

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David Prince
Florence, South Carolina
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Went fishing with YAK - Kayak Fishing & Charters on February 16, 2017
Book Mike Eady. Murrell's inlet is a heavily pressured area, but Mike knows how to overcome that by boat positioning, using his electronics, and taking all environmental factors into consideration so as to know where to fish.

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James Oneill
Spring City, PA
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Went fishing with Why Knot Charters on July 30, 2019
Outside of fishing it is a beautiful area with numerous restaurants and bars right at dockside. Take advantage of the opportunities.

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Aaron Wood
Sanford, NC
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Went fishing with Y-Knot Fishing Charters on July 30, 2019
Just show up and enjoy your stay! “Marlin Quay” Marina & “Y-Knot” fishing charter are a guarantee if you’re a firs timer or old-hatter.

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Charles Weaver
Batavia, NY
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Went fishing with Murrells Inlet Outpost Charters on September 7, 2019
Don't fish after a major storm. We fished after Hurricane Dorian hit and did not catch a thing

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M. Shawn Stewart
Winder, GA
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Went fishing with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady on July 18, 2019
If using fishing Booker, make sure you call ahead to avoid double booking problems... We would have liked to fish the morning and for 7 instead of 4 hrs

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Debbie Elliott
Littleton, CO
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Went fishing with Wacca Wache Marina on July 2, 2019
We booked the 6AM half day trip. My kids and I were really happy with the fish that we caught. So much fun!

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Jim Gallenstein
Detroit, MI
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Went fishing with Carolina Hook & Line - F/V Uno Mas on July 2, 2019
July is tough fishing but we got put on fish! My niece went with us, her first time ever fishing, and had a great experience!

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Tiffany Smolik
Fayetteville, NC
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Went fishing with Palmetto Fishing Charters on July 2, 2019
July was super busy and lots of people on the water.. when we come back next year it will be not on a holiday...other than that go with these guys!!! They're the best!

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John Schwartz
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Murrells Inlet Outpost Charters on June 26, 2019
If fishing from land go to Hamilton Beach Park, and walk out to the jetty to fish. For bait use squid, shrimp, and mud minnows.

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Kenneth Brooks
Limestone, TN
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Went fishing with Y-Knot Fishing Charters on June 3, 2019
Bottom fishing is the best if you like to eat the fish if not go out in trolling trip for king fish or mahi great captain

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Randy Arnold
Murrells Inlet, SC
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Went fishing with Fishn' Freshwater Charters on May 26, 2019
Late May...be prepared to be hot. Go early. Have fun. If you chose a Guide, 100% recommend Fishn' Freshwater Charter

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Daniel Willis
Corinth, NY
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Went fishing with Careyon Charters on April 23, 2019
If fishing this area for the first time, find a local fisherman who is trustworthy and knows the area. That will be key to ensuring a positive experience that maximizes the potential to catch fish.

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Jeffrey Kramer
Lugoff, SC
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Went fishing with Southern Saltwater Charters on April 23, 2019
Support the locals. Charters Dining (many excellent choices) Fish mongers (we like Harrelson's) Have fun!

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Douglas Riccobono
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Went fishing with Why Knot Charters on April 23, 2019
Book a charter. They know where the fish are and how to catch them. Do your homework and make sure the captain is licensed and boat is safe.

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