Edisto Island

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Fishing in Edisto Island

Fishing on Edisto Island isn’t just casting a line and waiting for the bite. It’s much more exciting! With incredible scenery, rich saltwater marshes, and some stunning nature, you’ll find everything you need for an incredible vacation. Edisto Beach is one of the most beautiful and uncommercialized ocean-front locations, and is sure to leave amazing memories.

Edisto Island and its surrounding areas will provide you with some amazing fishing opportunities. The inshore waters are brimming with the likes of Spotted Seatrout, Ladyfish, Cobia, Bull and Blacktip Shark, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, and Sheepshead. Sight fishing for Redfish is a great chance for you to try out something more challenging.

Depending on how much time you want to spend fishing, you can choose between a variety of trips. Half day trips will take you exploring the shallow waters, while a full day trip means you can try out fly fishing, or visit some of the reefs in the area. There’s a lot of other activities you can enjoy, so you can split your time between fishing and swimming, surfing, tasting the local seafood, or just enjoying the untouched beaches.

There are charters in every major town in the area, so you can explore the South Carolina coastline and have an adventure of a lifetime. Visit Beaufort for its historic character and scenic location, or Folly Beach for white sandy beaches and rich wildlife. Sullivan’s Island has a rich history that you can feel as soon as you arrive, while Kiawah Island is a golf paradise. No matter where you go, you’re sure to have fun!

Rules & Regulations

Booking a saltwater charter in the area will provide you with a South Carolina fishing license. Note that gigging for Redfish and Trout is illegal December through February, while fishing for saltwater Catfish species is closed year-round.

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Edisto Island Fishing Seasons

Explore the saltwater flats in the winter, and experience a productive fishing trip. Fishing inshore for large schools of Redfish will yield some great results!

With temperatures slowly increasing, and rain becoming rarer, this is a great time to head out on the water and try a bit of fly fishing.

With spring steadily approaching, the fish are becoming more active. You can target Cobia, and Redfish are biting hot!

Cobia fishing is very productive this time of year, and as the temperatures rise, a day on the water is a great option to escape the heat.

Exploring the inshore flats will provide you with great opportunities to target Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Expect to reel in some big Sharks as well!

This is when the fishing gets really exciting! You can have a lot of fun reeling in big Redfish and Trout, as well as some monster Shark specimens.

In July, huge Redfish are lurking everywhere, so you can expect to catch some big creatures inshore. This is when tourism heats up, so expect to have a great time on water and land.

This is the best time of year to target Tarpon, as they are in peak season. You can have a great adventure trying to catch a big “Silver King” on the fly.

As summer is slowly coming to an end, the temperature and the storms cool down. Fishing the flats is still productive when it comes to Tarpon, Redfish, and many more.

With temperatures slowly dropping, inshore fishing is very enjoyable. This is a great time to target Trout, as well as Sheepshead, Red Drum, and Flounder.

With tourism dropping, this is a great time to just relax and enjoy spending some time in nature. Trout is biting around underwater structures, and Red Drum is still a great target.

There’s a lot of inshore species you can target in December, so don’t hesitate to head out on an adventure in the flats. Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and much more are biting hot.

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Top Targeted Species in Edisto Island

Redfish

Redfish

Spotted Seatrout

Spotted Seatrout

Flounder

Flounder

Cobia

Cobia

Black Drum

Black Drum

Sheepshead

Sheepshead

Seabass (Black)

Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Blacktip)