4 Best Fish to Catch in the Spring

mytle beach fishingThe birds are chirping, the sun is shining bright, and the you’ve got a catch, if you are lucky. Myrtle Beach fishing during spring is an excellent escape from the hustle and bustle in the city. Plus, it’s easy for anglers to observe social distancing.

If you plan to set out with your fly rod or bait and look for a tasty dinner or just for sport, it’s crucial to understand how fish behaviours will change during the spring season. The differences in clarity and temperature can help make catching specific species much easier than others. Listed below are four of the best fish to catch if you would like to have a successful charter fishing trip.

Small Mouth Bass

Perhaps it’s North America’s famous sportfish, smallmouth bass is a best known fighter that tastes really good when cooked on the grill or fried. The foil wrap method is highly suggested and add in some thyme, lemongrass, and some butter together with salt and pepper.

Compared to the larger walleye, these fish are not that particular to the color of your bait. Instead, this kind of fish respond to vibration. You can use a weighted bait to get that vibrating behaviour bass love. A strong rod will help in jerking the bait off at the bottom in some instances, which will make get the attention of the bass.

Rainbow Trout

Trout is a popular sport fish but you may have to change techniques when trying to catch it. If you want to get the best results, you should consider fishing when the sun is high later in the day. It is also highly recommended to use a 4-inch yard fly and bounce it  through slow currents.

Trouts are delicious and it’s no wonder a lot of anglers love to cook it. Smoked trout is a famous dish that you can make at the comfort of your home.


Catfish are hungry during the early spring, at a time when other fish are persnickety. This makes them easier to catch. Plus, catfish is the perfect fish for new fishermen to improve their skills on. They also offer a lot of fun for all seasoned anglers, plus their strike could be much more subtle compared to other fish. Finding where to fish is one of the most difficult part about catching them. But once you find it, you’ll surely enjoy your whole fishing experience.

Largemouth Bass

The other more popular bass varieties have a tendency to move to clearer water during the spring season. You can use a weighted bait that is fished off bottom in spots of much greater visibility when trying to catch largemouth bass. You can try to scrape the bait against structures and rocks to lure the largemouth bass. Just be sure that it doesn’t get snagged.

Charter a Boat

When you are ready to go fishing in Myrtle Beach, don’t forget to charter a boat. When chartering a boat, choose one that that has a guide who can help you find the best spots for inshore fishing. Enjoy your fishing experience with Fish-On Outfitters.

Call Fish-On Outfitters if you are interested in going on a Myrtle Beach fishing trip.

Fish-On Outfitters
800 Sea Mountain Hwy
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249-2600