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Top Fishing Charters in North Myrtle Beach

Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

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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North Myrtle Beach Fishing Seasons

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.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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What People Are Saying About North Myrtle Beach

"Fishing with Ronnie"

Chris C. fished with Fish Hook II Charters on May 2, 2020

Caught a ton of fish a d son caught a shark. Had a great time!

"Family fishing trip"

Christopher B. fished with Get Hooked Fishing Charter on October 25, 2019

Come during the fall when it's not so hot and the bigger fish are moving closer to shore as the water cools down.

"Half day trip on Fish Hook 3"

Leslie S. fished with Fish Hook II Charters on October 16, 2019

I would take the full day trip next time for the chance to catch the bigger fish.

"Fishing with Ronnie"

Angel M. fished with Fish Hook I Charters on August 17, 2019

Don't hesitate just do it. You won't regret it.

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Top Types of Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

  1. Inshore Fishing

Top Fishing Techniques in North Myrtle Beach

  1. Deep Sea Fishing

Top Targeted Species in North Myrtle Beach

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel

Barracuda (Great)

Barracuda (Great)





Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Seabass (Black)

Seabass (Black)

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