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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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January

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!

February

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.

March

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

April

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.

May

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!

June

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.

July

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.

August

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.

September

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.

October

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.

November

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.

December

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.

Edisto Island Fishing Calendar

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Happy Fisherman
Sam W. fished with Marsh View Fishing Charters - 32' on April 21, 2021
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Bring a big cooler and plan on a Sore Arm from Reeling in Fish.
4 hour night trip with captain Mike.
Wayne R. fished with Simon Says Private Charters on October 8, 2020
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For the first time angler, I do recommend going with a fishing charter in order to lessen the likelyhood of having a disappointment.
Shark Fishing
Joy B. fished with Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore on October 5, 2020
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Hard to predict temps which will impact fishing
September fishing trip
Greg G. fished with Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore on September 22, 2020
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Had a great trip with Dustin very knowledgeable of area .Got us on quality fish. Had a blast with him. Recommend his services to anyone who is willing to take him as a guide.
Half Day with Capt. Jeremy
Jim H. fished with Shallow Thoughts on September 6, 2020
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I would recommend inshore half day. Contact Capt. Jeremy for recommendation on which time would be best. He is dedicated to you catching fish.
Fishing with Gene
Matthew B. fished with Charlestowne Charters on July 3, 2020
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Go out on a charter and go bottom fishing on the reefs off shore, fish were biting like crazy.
Great
Thomas G. fished with All In One Charters on July 1, 2020
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Most definitely! Especially with captain Cody.
June fishing trip
Susie S. fished with Atlantic Breeze Charters – Inshore on June 3, 2020
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Go for the experience, not the catch! It's an awesome trip!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Edisto Island

According to customer reviews, Flood Tide Charters, Captain J Hook Fishing Charters, and Brown Dog Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Edisto Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Edisto Island.

Flood Tide Charters, Captain J Hook Fishing Charters, and Brown Dog Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Edisto Island.

The best way to experience fishing in Edisto Island 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 Edisto Island.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Edisto Island are:

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! Check availability for local fishing charters in Edisto Island.