Folly Beach Fishing

Pretty much the entire stretch of the historic Charleston County is famous for its sportfishing potential, and the brazen waterways of Folly Beach are certainly no exception. The profuse marsh estuaries of the surrounding waters, including Folly River, Kiawah River and Stono River are brimming with aquatic life throughout the calendar year, whether you're sight fishing, working the abundant oyster mounds, or exploring the area's vast expanse of flats and tidal creeks. Depending on the season, some of the local favorites include the elusive Redfish, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Florida pompano and a plethora of other trophy catches. Past the inlet and into the renowned fishing grounds of the Atlantic Ocean, the artificial reefs spanning from 2 to 10 miles out provide a burgeoning habitat for a brand new catalog of line-melting bruisers. These nearshore hotspots are dominated by the likes of Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Cobia and Spadefish,while shark fishermen may also be interested in a wide variety of species frequently on display, most prominent being Blacktip shark, Atlantic Sharpnose shark, Bonnethead and Sandbar sharks. And for those that decide to venture further past the nearshore reefs and as far as 25 nautical miles offshore, some of the common bluewater targets include Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Bonita, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper and much more!

Known For

“The Edge of America”, Center Street Beach, Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, Water sports paradise, The Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach County Park, Lighthouse Inlet Beach

Rules & Regulations

Individuals age 16 and older must purchase a saltwater recreational fishing license, unless fishing on a licensed public fishing pier or on a licensed charter vessel while under hire.

Folly Beach Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.