Welcome to our Myrtle Beach, SC Fishing Home Page
Myrtle Beach is an extremely popular beach vacation destination on the coast of South Carolina. Millions of visitors head to Myrtle Beach every year. There are plenty of activities to keep the entire family busy here. You can find t-shirt and souvenir shops, go cart tracks, mini golf, boat rentals, fishing charters, golf courses, plenty of shops and restaurants to go along with the beautiful, warm beaches.
The beaches can get crowded here and you don’t have a bunch of inshore fishing options here like you would in many of the other featured saltwater destinations that you will find on our site. However, you can fish the Intracoastal Waterway (basically a river) for freshwater and saltwater fish. Murrells Inlet is a popular inshore spot to fish inshore as well. Other than that, it’s going to be the beaches, piers and from a boat nearshore or offshore. If you want to fish the beaches, you will most likely have to get up early in the morning or fish late evening and at night. Be smart about fishing around the crowds. This is a very popular beach vacation destination, so you will see plenty of people on the beaches here. You can fish inshore, but most anglers will choose to go offshore or run the beaches for a variety of different fish. There are numerous fishing charters throughout the area that can make help to make your trip a memorable one.
You don’t have a ton of inshore water to fish here. In Murrells Inlet, there are some good reports there depending on the season. Redfish and trout are what most anglers will be targeting, but you may end up catching some sheepshead, sharks, flounder, jack crevalle and others too. In the Intercoastal Waterway, you can target freshwater and saltwater fish. It’s basically just a brackish water that gives anglers some more options here. It’s not real wide, but you can get your boat in here and find plenty of spots that will hold some fish.
You can also run the beaches here to target a variety of fish nearshore. Most charters are going to go offshore here, but there are times when fish are running the beaches in large numbers and you can find some boats chasing them. The type of fish can vary depending on the season, but some fish you may target nearshore are kingfish, cobia, sharks, Spanish Mackerel, tarpon and others.
Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing
The Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing is what most people will do if they are looking to get into some serious fishing while in Myrtle Beach. The target species will vary depending on the seasons. Fishing charters will target the hard, rocky bottom or wrecks to bottom fish for grouper, snapper, cobia, king mackerel, permit, amberjack and more. Some other fish that are targeted offshore are barracuda, bonito, sharks and others. Offshore trolling is also done in this area, especially for king mackerel.
Surf & Pier Fishing
There are so many fishing piers here and plenty of beach to fish as long as you fish non-peak times and away from the people. Finding a spot to stay out of the way from people wading in the ocean may be a little tricky, so most people that fish here will do so early in the morning, in the evening and at night when it’s not as crowded. Some of the fish you may catch are whiting, redfish, trout, flounder, cobia, tarpon, shark, jack crevalle and others depending on how far out you are fishing and the time of the year. The piers will give you access to some deeper water, which gives you more options for catching bigger fish.