Myrtle Beach Fishing

With so many unique sportfishing venues and a diverse roster of some of South Carolina's finest game, basic fisherman's assets such as luck, experience and even skill can often become peripheral on the waterways of Myrtle Beach. You just have to show up! A staple trifecta of the local hotspots - Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout and Flounder - can be found permanently rummaging the coastal marshes and backwater creeks, often joined by a wide variety of seasonal companions, such as Black Drum, Stingray, Sea Bass, Bluefish, Pinfish and several species of shark. Upon escaping the Little River Inlet and heading into the Atlantic, you're quickly greeted by a long list of popular drag-stripping bruisers, including Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Sea Bass and many more, dominating the nearshore reefs. In charge of your on-the-water entertainment are going to be the area's playful dolphin pods, as they can often be seen breaching the ocean waters or scavenging behind resident shrimp boats. For the bluewater adventurer, the offshore honey holes of Gulf Stream are a prolific habitat for many notorious pelagics, such as the likes of Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Sailfish, Marlin and many others!

Known For

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach State Park, Golfer’s paradise, Ripley’s Aquarium, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Broadway at the Beach, Pirates Voyage Adventure, Myrtle Waves Water Park, Brookgreen Gardens, Alabama Theater, Huntington Beach State Park

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.

Myrtle Beach Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.