Flounder are also biting in big numbers
The king mackerel have finally shown up for South Carolina’s pier anglers. Nine different anglers caught king mackerel off Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach over the weekend.
After a quiet spring from king mackerel, Ron Hayes got things started this past Saturday with a 10.3-pounder. It was his first king ever, and the first one of 2019 for Apache Pier. The pier awarded Hayes with a one-year free fishing pass for completing the feat.
A little later on Saturday, David Smith pulled a 17.95-pound king mackerel onto the planks. And shortly after that, Jon Trull decked a 17.30-pounder for the third of the day.
Sunday picked up right where they left off Saturday. Then, Ashley Shue pulled a 6.95-pound king aboard the pier, followed by Sybrandt Baccas, who hooked up with and landed the biggest of 2019 so far, a 32.55-pounder.
Later on Sunday, Ron Lovelace caught a 22.4-pound king mackerel for Apache Pier’s sixth of the year. Then it was Steve Osbourne’s turn. He landed his first ever king with a 6.21 pounder. Chris Ott’s 12.7-pound king was number eight off Apache Pier. Next, Jade Trull reeled in a 31.05 pounder for the ninth. It’s safe to say the king mackerel are here in force!
Anglers from the pier are catching much more than king mackerel. Lot of good-sized Spanish mackerel are also biting. Quality flounder have been plentiful, and anglers have been catching them in huge numbers. And pompano, spadefish, whiting, and sheepshead are also biting.
Apache Pier has a fully-stocked tackle shop and they sell bait, including live minnows, which are a big hit for the flounder and other fish.
Click here to see the big tarpon caught recently off Apache Pier.