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Fishing in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet is often described by the locals as a small drinking town with a big fishing problem, and the city's proverbial hardships should not be undervalued. From the Inlet's prolific estuary, Wacamaw River and the Intracoastal Waterway, all the way to the pelagic-riddled blue waters of the Gulf, South Carolina's coastline seems determined to stay equally inviting to anglers of all types and denominations. The various bays, rivers, and salt marsh creeks provide an ideal nursery for Redfish, Tarpon, Flounder and Sea Trout, with regular season spanning from April to October, and the rest of the year proving there's no such thing as a 'regular season'. Nearshore fishing is dominated by the likes of Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Cobia prowling the artificial reefs, with Sea Bass, Spadefish and Porgy keeping the bottom fishermen busy all throughout the year.

Known For

Brookgreen Gardens, The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Huntington Beach State Park, Oaks Plantation, Drop-basket crabbing, Bike Week, Pirate Adventure Tours, Goat Island, Atalaya, Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, Morse Park Landing

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.