Charleston is a historic city and the largest city of Charleston County. Situated on the Charleston Harbor fishermen and boaters have easy access to the harbor and offshore charters can head out to the Atlantic Ocean from here. For the freshwater anglers, you have the Santee Cooper Lakes a short drive down the road. This is a very unique fishing destination with great freshwater and saltwater fishing in one place.
The Santee Cooper Lakes anglers will target bass, catfish and panfish. For those of you looking to go saltwater fishing, there are so many species of fish to catch inshore or offshore. Fishing charters target redfish, sea trout, flounder, jack crevalle, spanish mackerel, spadefish, barracuda, ladyfish, cobia, tarpon, sharks, marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna and others. The jetties are very popular here for a variety of fish. For more fishing information, take a look at our Charleston, SC fishing tips page.
See How It Ranks
|Charleston, SC||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.75||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.75||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|