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Looking to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and catch some fish while you’re at it? Then visit Murrells Inlet – a beautiful village that has fishing running through its veins. The area features some of the finest inshore fishing on the East Coast, as well as incredible deep sea opportunities. Thanks to this, Murrells Inlet fishing charters offer endless adventures.

This stretch of the Grand Strand features numerous creeks, shallow waters, and jetties, all teeming with fish. Fishing inshore, you’ll be hooking into beautiful Red Drum, delicious Flounder, as well as Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more.

If you head a few miles out from the coast, you can do some reef fishing. These waters are a habitat for tasty species such as Black Seabass and Sheepshead. During summer, you’ll also find King and Spanish Mackerel prowling fairly close to shore.

For hardcore anglers, the Gulf Stream is where deep sea fishing dreams come true. During winter, giant Bluefin Tuna make their way through these waters. Once summer hits, you’ll have the chance to fish for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and other pelagics. Just make sure you’re ready for the ride, as you’ll have to travel around 60 miles offshore.

Many charter captains like to pick up their clients at the public boat ramp in Murrells Inlet, with Marlin Quay Marina being another popular meetup spot. Half day trips will give you plenty of inshore and nearshore action, while offshore trips will require more time.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard a charter, you won’t need to worry about getting a license. Otherwise, anglers over the age of 16 will need a permit, unless you’re fishing from a licensed pier. You’ll need a freshwater license if you plan on fishing the Waccamaw River.

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January

New Year's fishing kicks off in Murrells Inlet with what is usually a steady inshore bite. Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum are the name of the game. Offshore, the Bluefin Tuna bite is on fire.

February

This is the coldest month in Murrells Inlet, but what better way to warm up than fighting with a Redfish or Speckled Trout? Black Drum and Sheepshead are caught on the reefs, and Wahoo is going strong 60 miles out.

March

Redfish are feeding as bait becomes more abundant. Sight fish for them in shallow water. Offshore fishing can be windy but Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna are great targets when conditions allow.

April

Springtime marks the season to target delicious Flounder. With more baitfish close to shore, you’ll also find schooling Redfish, as well as Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.

May

The Shark bite gets serious, making this a good time to catch a big fish in shallow waters. Look for Spanish Mackerel nearshore or make the most of the excellent Flounder bite inshore.

June

During summer, the fishing is excellent inshore, nearshore, and offshore. The warm waters attract a large number of species, including Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Spadefish, and more.

July

This is the month to catch pretty much every game fish that calls the waters of Murrells Inlet home. Look for Tripletail hiding under structure. Or fish for King Mackerel just a few miles offshore.

August

The excellent summer bite continues, with Amberjack and King Mackerel lurking around the reefs. This is the peak time to get out on the water, with warm temperatures and favorable conditions.

September

With crowds thinning out, this is a great time to check out the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Temperatures remain warm and the Redfish bite starts to get serious inshore.

October

If you’re a fan of panfish, now is the time to fish in Murrells Inlet. This is the peak of the area's famous Spot fishery. Inshore, Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout are on fire.

November

As the waters cool, the fishing also changes. Bull Redfish and Trout are feeding up for winter and devouring shrimp, as well as artificial bait. Black Drum are also bottom feeding.

December

Gear up for the holiday season by seeking out Redfish near oyster bars and creeks, as well as over seagrass beds. Look for Trout around creek mouths or head out to the Gulf Stream to fish for Tuna!

Murrells Inlet Fishing Calendar

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Fishing with Jason
Teresa S. fished with Wild Thang Fishing Charters on October 12, 2021
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Call the actual company you're going out with
Half day trip
Mike S. fished with The Salty Hooker Fishing Charters on August 28, 2021
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Plenty of motion sickness medicine. Make sure that they already have the bait . There was a wasted hour catching bait fish . But all and all a great time for me
Half day offshore with Captain Nick
James H. fished with Wild Thang Fishing Charters on August 23, 2021
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The Captains here are really a great bunch. All were very professional and knowledgeable. If your having trouble finding a charter you will not be disappointed with These Captain.
Low Country
Jeffrey S. fished with Lowcountry Experience on August 13, 2021
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Low country was gear and Captain Lee took care of the kids
Half day trip with CPT John
Paul G. fished with All Hooked Up Fishing Charters on August 5, 2021
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Communicate with your Captain. All of the CPTs want you to have a great trip and will do their best for you. They just need to know your expectations.
Half Day with owner's son. Good time fishing and took some fish home too!
Richard R. fished with Reel Salty Fishing Charters on August 4, 2021
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Wear proper clothing, good shoes/sneakers that can be wet or dirtied.Sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring water and drinks. Have fun.
June fishing trip
Samuel H. fished with Fishn' Freshwater Charters on June 24, 2021
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Capt Todd is a great guide with knowledge to help you catch fish . He is great with younger inexperienced fishing individuals.
Half Day shark fishing w/ Capt Lucas
Randy H. fished with Saltwater Assassin on June 15, 2021
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Bring sun glasses and a 2nd shirt to change in to, Your gonna get wet...lol

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Murrells Inlet

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Murrells Inlet costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $487, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,010. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Murrells Inlet is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Palmetto Fishing Charters, All Hooked Up Fishing Charters, and Reel Assalt Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Murrells Inlet.

Palmetto Fishing Charters, All Hooked Up Fishing Charters, and Reel Assalt Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Murrells Inlet.

The best way to experience fishing in Murrells Inlet is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re a fan of panfish, now is the time to fish in Murrells Inlet. This is the peak of the area's famous Spot fishery. Inshore, Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout are on fire. Check availability for local fishing charters in Murrells Inlet.

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