Murrells Inlet

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Reel Assault Fishing Charters

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Palmetto Fishing Charters

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trips from $450

Salty Hooker Fishing Charters

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All Hooked Up Fishing Charters

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Wicked Hooker Charters

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C&C Sportfishing Charters

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Captain Robby's Guide Service

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Tide Chaser

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Saltwater Assassin

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Reel Fly Girlz Fishing Charters

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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.

Murrells Inlet
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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!

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It was extremely cold but we learned a lot and will get another chance when the weather warms up. Trip was great. Chuck was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will book again.
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It was extremely cold but we learned a lot and will get another chance when the weather warms up. Trip was great. Chuck was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will book again.
Ashely  H.
Ashely H. Conway, South Carolina
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
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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
Mike  S.
Mike S. Evansville, IN
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.
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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.
James  H.
James H. Hedgesville, WV
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.
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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.
Paul  G.
Paul G. S ABINGTN Township, PA
Wear proper clothing, good shoes/sneakers that can be wet or dirtied.Sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring water and drinks. Have fun.
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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.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Charlotte, NC
Capt Todd is a great guide with knowledge to help you catch fish . He is great with younger inexperienced fishing individuals.
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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.
Samuel  H.
Samuel H. Lexington, KY
Bring sun glasses and a 2nd shirt to change in to, Your gonna get wet...lol
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sun glasses and a 2nd shirt to change in to, Your gonna get wet...lol
Randy  H.
Randy H. CHESAPEAK BCH, MD
Book with catch 1 sport fishing. This experience was not what we was expecting it was a lot better.
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Book with catch 1 sport fishing. This experience was not what we was expecting it was a lot better.
Mitch  C.
Mitch C. Rushsylvania, OH
Captain Jimmy and our first mate Collin took care of everything. Always remember to wear sensible shoes, bring a windbreaker and prepare to have loads of fun.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain Jimmy and our first mate Collin took care of everything. Always remember to wear sensible shoes, bring a windbreaker and prepare to have loads of fun.
Amy  A.
Amy A. Maggie Valley, NC
Go in the early morning or late evening with a captain who knows the tides.
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Go in the early morning or late evening with a captain who knows the tides.
George  H.
George H. Kannapolis, NC
Just listen to the guide he’s very knowledgeable about fishing this area.
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Just listen to the guide he’s very knowledgeable about fishing this area.
Heather  G.
Heather G. Leland, North Carolina
Check the tide tables for your planned trip and book accordingly. I did not but I had a good captain and I got lucky
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Check the tide tables for your planned trip and book accordingly. I did not but I had a good captain and I got lucky
Gary  S.
Gary S. Greer, SC
Great family friendly experience. Would definitely rebook future trips with this outfit.
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Great family friendly experience. Would definitely rebook future trips with this outfit.
Brian  R.
Brian R. Pawleys Island, South Carolina
July is tough fishing but we got put on fish! My niece went with us, her first time ever fishing, and had a great experience!
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July is tough fishing but we got put on fish! My niece went with us, her first time ever fishing, and had a great experience!
Jim  G.
Jim G. Detroit, MI
#1. Find this Captain. #2. Don't have too high of expectations of landing a boatload of 20# redfish or 10# flounder. #3. Slow down, enjoy the time with your family. #4. Either go inshore - or plan a full 16 hour deep off-shore. Don't waste time and money on 6-8 hour boat rides just off shore.. #5. Tip your Mate - or if your Captain does it all, appropriately tip him/her as well.
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#1. Find this Captain. #2. Don't have too high of expectations of landing a boatload of 20# redfish or 10# flounder. #3. Slow down, enjoy the time with your family. #4. Either go inshore - or plan a full 16 hour deep off-shore. Don't waste time and money on 6-8 hour boat rides just off shore.. #5. Tip your Mate - or if your Captain does it all, appropriately tip him/her as well.
Ed  F.
Ed F. Clayton, Georgia
Try to select a trip that has an in coming or out going tide. You can catch fish during a slack tide, but it's much more difficult. I would definitely recommend captain Caleb from Hook and Line fishing. Great guy and terrific guide.
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Try to select a trip that has an in coming or out going tide. You can catch fish during a slack tide, but it's much more difficult. I would definitely recommend captain Caleb from Hook and Line fishing. Great guy and terrific guide.
Darryl  W.
Darryl W. United States
Look to catch fish, not monster fish. Be aware of the tides, and fish with an expert like Jason
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Look to catch fish, not monster fish. Be aware of the tides, and fish with an expert like Jason
Greg  W.
Greg W. Fayetteville, NC
Like all salt water fishing species target should be anything that bites while you can target certain fish depending on a lot of factors what actually bites if anything is subject to many variables. Tides, weather fronts, and many other variables affect the bite. Crews work hard to put you on the fish but can't guarantee results.
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Like all salt water fishing species target should be anything that bites while you can target certain fish depending on a lot of factors what actually bites if anything is subject to many variables. Tides, weather fronts, and many other variables affect the bite. Crews work hard to put you on the fish but can't guarantee results.
Everett  T.
Everett T. Nitro, WV
Late May...be prepared to be hot. Go early. Have fun. If you chose a Guide, 100% recommend Fishn' Freshwater Charter
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Late May...be prepared to be hot. Go early. Have fun. If you chose a Guide, 100% recommend Fishn' Freshwater Charter
Randy  A.
Randy A. Murrells Inlet, SC
If fishing this area for the first time, find a local fisherman who is trustworthy and knows the area. That will be key to ensuring a positive experience that maximizes the potential to catch fish.
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If fishing this area for the first time, find a local fisherman who is trustworthy and knows the area. That will be key to ensuring a positive experience that maximizes the potential to catch fish.
Daniel  W.
Daniel W. Corinth, NY

C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
We had the best time with Captain Chuck!!! He is very experienced, knowledgeable, funny and might I add handsome! I am from out of state visiting but can’t wait to come back and hook up with Captain Chuck again! By the way, we DID catch 🐟 🐠🎣 . Let me add this:folks, if Captain Chuck cancels your trip, I guarantee it’s for your OWN safety! If you didn’t take the trip, don’t leave a bad review because YOU don’t know!
Brenda  R.
Brenda R. Dewey, OK
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
What a great charter. My boys and I had a very good time. Captain Robby put us on good sized Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Skip Jacks and White Perch. We noticed that all the other fishermen were looking for the bite, whilst he put us on it! Definitely going to use Captain Robby in the future.
Mark  K.
Mark K. North Smithfield, RI
C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Great experience. I went with my wife and two boys. Our initial reservation had to get rescheduled due to weather, but they were able to get us in the next day, last minute. Super great experience and we caught a ton of fish. My boys loved every bit of it. I was highly impressed by Captain Chucks knowledge and skill. He’s great with kids too
Michael  P.
Michael P. Avon Lake, OH
C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Captain chuck is a good dude!!! He has experience under his belt which makes you feel safe and reassuring in every situation. We caught fish when other people were saying it was a tough bite. I will be back for sure and would recommend him to anyone
David  L.
David L. United States
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Captain Robby is first class, put me on my first red fish ever. Would highly recommend Captain Robby
Thomas  J.
Thomas J. Lexington, NC
Crazy Girl Fishing Charters
Crazy Girl Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Beautiful day. Great captain Nick. Great instructor. To be helpful before the trip it would be nice to speak to someone before scheduling to know what type of trip to plan. Ex fishing in ocean vs fishing in the bay
David  T.
David T. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
One of the best charters we’ve been on. Captain Robby knows what he is doing. He put us on some monster Redfish. My sons and I had a great time. We highly recommend this charter and we will certainly use this Captain again.
Grover  L.
Grover L. Hickory, NC
Wild Thang Fishing Charters
Wild Thang Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 101 reviews
10/10 would recommend. Had a great trip today with Capt. Nick. We caught enough keepers for dinner and released 3 times that many. Capt. Nick tried all afternoon to keep us on a good bite. My son and I were so happy at the end of the day. Good times all around!!
Malcolm  E.
Malcolm E. Okeechobee, FL
C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Captain Chuck was the best captain my grandfather and I could have asked for. He did everything he could to make sure we had a great time with lots of memories. He also made himself available on Christmas Eve of all days. Thanks you so much for your hard work and dedication
Austin  B.
Austin B. Cayce, South Carolina
Sand and Sea Boat Tours
Sand and Sea Boat Tours
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
Captain. Jason is a fantastic Captain and person in general. The weather was bad, but my husband had flown in to fish and get away from things, and thankfully, Captain Jason was willing to go with the flow. Everything was fantastic, and fishing in the rain spectacular. Thanks Captain Jason!! You rock.
Bryan  J.
Bryan J. Canyon Lake, TX
Aces Up Fishing Charters – 34'
Aces Up Fishing Charters – 34'
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
Epic day fishing with my son and brother with Captain Jay! He put us on the fish immediately. It was nonstop action. We caught all types of fish lost count how many after the first hour. By the second hour we had our limit of sea bass, caught a bunch of beautiful red snapper and catch of the day was a huge gag grouper. We had a blast laughed and caught fish the entire day. Great boat, great crew and equipment. Highly recommend booking I certainly will be booking again.
Antwain  H.
Antwain H. Marion, SC
C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
We went out at the end of November for a 3 hour quick trip. We were able to take some fish home and had a great time with captain chuck, he was super helpful and knowledgeable about what to fish for and what spots were good. We would definitely go again!
Deanna  B.
Deanna B. Roseville, CA
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Ca. Robbie worked the Jetty & inland waterways to put us on fish. We were able to catch a multitude of fish. Kept some, released the rest for another Day!
Kelly  M.
Kelly M. Travelers Rest, SC
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Amazing trip! Captain Bob was great. He took extra time with the 2 ladies that have never fished before. We caught 25-30 fish, 4 of which were keepers. Will most definitely book again with Reel Salty Fishing Charters.
Philip  H.
Philip H. Dahlonega, GA
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
Captain Jimmy made a dream day of fishing. Knowing the sweet spots made all the difference. We caught fish the whole trip. He took the time had the right bait. Boat was top notch. Thanks again for super time
David  B.
David B. Charlotte, North Carolina
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Started out cold and rain, Nick took us to some great spots and started catching fish, day turned out great, got a 7.61 lbs trout today, my dad made board, we turn her back loss because she was full of eggs. Nick's great captain and worked with my grandson all morning, Thanks again Nick, see everyone soon.
Jackie  H.
Jackie H. Laurinburg, NC
Palmetto Fishing Charters
Palmetto Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 245 reviews
Cpt. Ryan provided my family of four a wonderful afternoon! The weather was fantastic, his boat was immaculate and comfortable, and he delivers on attentiveness and a nice fishing experience. We WILL be contacting Cpt. Ryan for our next fishing trip when we visit Myrtle Beach again.
Kevin  E.
Kevin E. Springfield, MA
C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
We really enjoyed our fishing trip with Chuck. He made us feel so comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and knows a lot about catching fish. We will definitely book with Captain Chuck for our next trip.
Sandra  D.
Sandra D. Pelion, SC
C&C Sportfishing Charters
C&C Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
We really enjoyed our experience with Captain Chuck. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very friendly and assisted us with anything we needed and answered all our questions. There were 4 of us and between us we caught over 10 fish from seabass to flounder as pictured. One of us even caught a grouper and an eel. Fun times and I would definitely recommend this experience.
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. El Paso, TX
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Captain Robby's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Such a great time. Robbie was such a good guide and put us on top of many trout and multiple red drum. Sweeeeet day of catching fish. Will go again for sure.
Sandy  C.
Sandy C. Matthews, NC

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 $484, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,004. 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, Reel Assault Fishing Charters, Palmetto Fishing Charters, and Salty Hooker Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Murrells Inlet.

Reel Assault Fishing Charters, Palmetto Fishing Charters, and Salty Hooker 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.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Murrells Inlet.

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