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Anglers aboard North Myrtle Beach fishing charters are among the luckiest on the East Coast. As a top tourist destination on the Grand Strand, North Myrtle Beach gives you access to excellent sportfishing. Whether you’re in the market for some inshore family fun, or a high-speed chase through the Gulf Stream, chances are you’ll catch your fill around here.
 
The backwater creeks and inlets of North Myrtle Beach host a variety of inshore fish. Here you can target Black and Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. Even in winter, you can have great success casting in these shallows.
 
Out in the ocean, you can find yourself fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and Sharks. Such nearshore trips normally stay within 10 miles of shore, and last up to six hours.
 
If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, North Myrtle Beach boasts a range of offshore fishing charters. These outings will take you 30– 50 miles out, to the bountiful waters of the Gulf Stream. These trips last  anywhere from 8–12 hours at sea, but the effort can pay off big time. You’ll have everything from Snappers and Jacks, to Cobia and Mahi, to Kingfish, Sailfish, and Wahoo, right at the tip of your rod.
 
North Myrtle Beach is home to some of the best inshore fishing charters on the Grand Strand. However, if you happen to strike out on available captains, check out the nearby town of Little River.

Rules & Regulations

Anglers age 16 and older must purchase a recreational fishing license, unless they’re fishing on a licensed public pier or on a licensed charter vessel. For most species, the fishing season is open year-round. However, the Red Drum season is only open from December through February.

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January

Inshore fishing is excellent at this time of year. You can fish with light tackle for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and more. You might land a tasty meal while bottom fishing near shore.

February

Close to shore you can continue fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Seabass. You might find a captain or two who is ready to help you try your luck offshore. 

March

Deep sea fishing is starting to reach its peak season. You can head offshore and target large bottom fish or feisty pelagic trophies. Inshore fishing is picking up momentum, as well. 

April

Your chances of catching a Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, or Tuna will keep getting better from here. You can also enjoy great inshore for a variety of species such as Flounder, Black Drum, and Sharks. 

May

May is a great time to be on the water in North Myrtle Beach! Whether you fish inshore for Redfish and Speckled Trout or venture out to the Blue Water, you are likely to bring home a great catch.

June

The fishing keeps on getting better! You might land anything from Spanish Mackerel to Tuna, depending on where you cast lines. Inshore Shark fishing is at its height.

July

Head offshore and enjoy great fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. Or make the most of your time inshore, targeting Redfish and all the usual suspects.

August

The fishing is still great no matter where you go, from the backwaters to the Blue Water and everywhere in between. Just be sure to keep an eye out for hurricane season.

September

Offshore fishing continues to thrive in autumn, with Tuna, Wahoo, and many others still biting vigorously. Inshore fishing is spectacular, as large Redfish start to move into the backwaters.

October

Inshore fishing at this time of year will bring you Redfish, Stripers, Speckled Trout, and much more. You can continue reaping the rewards of offshore fishing, as well.

November

As the peak season for offshore fishing comes to a close toward the end of the month, you can set your sights on some great light tackle action inshore.

December

Winter weather is no problem—gather your family and fish the calm inshore waters for Bluefish, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Or try your luck in the freshwater sources nearby.

North Myrtle Beach Fishing Calendar

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Great day on the water
Brandt J. fished with Fish Hook III Charters on September 14, 2021
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The water was glassy, winds fairly calm. By noon the temperature started to climb so I suggest you head out early to avoid the high heat.
Half-day trip with Cap Richard
Theresa M. fished with Fish Hook III Charters on June 30, 2021
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If you are wanting bigger catches, book the all day trip.
Crew was Great!
Dana L. fished with Fish Hook II Charters on May 29, 2021
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Plan for weather issue and rough seas some days and great the next.
Anson and josh were the best.
Kathleen F. fished with Fish Hook II Charters on May 18, 2021
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Captain Anson is a great very patient instructor.
Fishing with Ronnie
Robert T. fished with Fish Hook II Charters on May 7, 2021
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Caught our limit of Spanish mackerel and a huge shark
Half day trip with Captain Brad
Helen J. fished with Flying Fish Charters SC on April 13, 2021
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Had a great time. Caught a lot of sea bass unfortunately not large enough to keep.
Half day
Kyle P. fished with Fish Hook III Charters on April 4, 2021
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The crew was amazing and be sure to ask questions they’ll be willing to work with you
Birthday trip
John P. fished with Fish Hook II Charters on March 13, 2021
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Short trips can't go out as far. Spending a little more to go on the 1/2 day even the full day trips are better for the more experienced fisherman. Short trips are great for the kids to learn and get used to the boating experience.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in North Myrtle Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in North Myrtle Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $507, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $912. 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 North Myrtle Beach is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Saltwater fishing.

According to customer reviews, Fishin' Adventures Little River, Chilly Water Fishing, and BFM Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in North Myrtle Beach.

Fishin' Adventures Little River and BFM Fishing Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in North Myrtle Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in North Myrtle Beach 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 North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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

As the peak season for offshore fishing comes to a close toward the end of the month, you can set your sights on some great light tackle action inshore. Check availability for local fishing charters in North Myrtle Beach.

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