Family fishing fun in Myrtle Beach
Even in snowbird season, there are plenty of fish in the sea
Here’s the basic, but deadly effective rig we used in the creeks: just a hefty live shrimp and a small weight. We lobbed the bait as close as possible to dock pilings, where the falling tide was creating currents that stirred up the forage, and put the bigger fish on the hunt. Because the bait is big, you need to let the fish mouth it for five or 10 seconds before setting the hook. This went against my natural reflexes, and I frustratingly failed to hook three or four fish. Simone, by basically not paying attention, got the best hook-ups since she didn’t even react until fish practically yanked the rod out of her hands. Kids.