Waccamaw River Fishing Charters

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Waccamaw River: 62 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(203 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(161 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $445
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(206 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $445
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(189 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $475
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(297 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $375
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $395
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(149 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $445
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(308 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $445
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(206 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from US $325

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Waccamaw River

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Waccamaw River are: Full list of top fishing charters in Waccamaw River

The average price for a private 4 hour Waccamaw River fishing trip is US $529, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,025 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Waccamaw River that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Waccamaw River are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Waccamaw River are:

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Many fishing charters in Waccamaw River provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Waccamaw River are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Waccamaw River?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Waccamaw River are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $325
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $461
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $695
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $675
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,103
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,450
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,750

Fishing in Waccamaw River

We already know that South Carolina offers incredible deep sea fishing, but the state’s freshwater potential should also be acknowledged. The Waccamaw River fishing scene is one of the main reasons why both South Carolina and parts of North Carolina have a lot to offer to passionate river anglers.
 
The Waccamaw is about 140 miles long, and as it flows from north to the south, the current increases in speed and plays home to many freshwater species. Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bream, Bowfin, and Catfish (Blue, Channel, and Flathead) are the most common catches, but the scenery changes as you approach Winyah Bay. Here, you can find anything from Bull Redfish and Flounder to Speckled Trout, and even Tarpon.
 
Because the river has an incredible number of side channels and shallow creeks that are teeming with fish, navigating it can be intimidating. Local guides know all the best hotspots and have well-equipped boats that allow you to reach the skinniest of waters with ease. You can book a private trip for your group, and spend anywhere from 4–8 hours on the water.
 
Conway and Georgetown are the towns where you’ll easily find a charter to take you out, and one of the best fishing spots is definitely the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. If fishing the Waccamaw River is on your bucket list, either of these is a great place to start!
 

Rules & Regulations

Since the Waccamaw runs through North and South Carolina, fishing regulations will depend on where you cast your line. The best practice is to talk to your guide before your trip to know what to bring. You’ll usually need to buy a fishing license and dress for the weather, and make sure your target species is in season.

Waccamaw River Fishing Seasons

January

In January, waters on the river are usually high, which makes fishing a bit more difficult than usual and discourages anglers. However, if you know where to go and which setups to use, Crappie, Bass, Bream, and Catfish are out there, hungry.

February

Fishing conditions are improving in February, and you’ll notice there are more fishermen out. You can target Catfish and Crappie, and Bream fishing is also very good.

March

With spring comes Crappie ready for spawning, which in turn usually means a lot of good action. Bring live bait and hit deep waters and holes where Crappie like to hang out as they prepare to spawn.

April
Fishing on the Waccamaw River is excellent in spring! Whether you’re in the mood for some exciting Bass action or you’d prefer to attract Catfish to your line, you’re going to have a great time.
May

The weather is an important factor in May, but even if there’s some rain it will only make a difference between good and even better fishing. Bream are biting all over the river, along with Catfish, Bass, and Redfish in the Winyah Bay.

June

Crappie fishing is slowly taking the back seat, but Bream are still out there in good numbers. If you need more good news, Largemouth Bass fishing is getting hot, and the Catfish bite isn’t far behind.

July

In July, Bream are just about everywhere, and if you use the right setup around drop-offs, you’ll be awarded. Bass prefer to stick to the deep waters where there’s plenty of cover from the heat.

August

According to some local anglers, August is the month to go after Largemouth Bass on the Waccamaw River. Topwater lures are the thing to use to get the attention of some good-sized fish.

September

As the days are slowly getting colder, Crappie are making their big comeback to the Waccamaw. Bass fishing is still superb, and if you’d like to catch yourself a nice Cat, cut eel is the bait you want to use.

October
Whatever you’d like to target on the river, October is the time to do it. Fall fishing is in full swing, and Crappie are taking center stage. Largemouth Bass, Bream, and Catfish are also biting, and some of them are lunkers.
November

Colder water means that fish will be congregating in large groups all over the river, but that’s just the beginning in November. Catfishing is really good this month, and there are many anglers out there on a Crappie hunt.

December

Winter is one of the best periods to target Black Crappie on the Waccamaw – where you find one, you’ll find many more. Bream are also biting, and Bass are trying to stay warm in the shallow waters.

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What anglers said about fishing in Waccamaw River

Listen to your captain, they know how to help you hook them and get them in without loosing them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain, they know how to help you hook them and get them in without loosing them.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Relax, enjoy the ride, listen to your guide, be patient and let the entire experience become a great and lasting memory!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax, enjoy the ride, listen to your guide, be patient and let the entire experience become a great and lasting memory!
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Learn about the effects of lunar phases and the tides schedule to select the best fishing days and times within their trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Learn about the effects of lunar phases and the tides schedule to select the best fishing days and times within their trip.
O-Fish-Al Expeditions
O-Fish-Al Expeditions
Be patient. I had doubts about catching anything due to the weather, very windy. Sometimes nothing can be caught. Lucky we hit a couple. Not the charter boat captains fault if nothing is biting!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. I had doubts about catching anything due to the weather, very windy. Sometimes nothing can be caught. Lucky we hit a couple. Not the charter boat captains fault if nothing is biting!
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
This is surf fishing and that takes a lot of work to get the lines far enough out for quality catches. The captain used a kayak to drop the lines at a great spot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is surf fishing and that takes a lot of work to get the lines far enough out for quality catches. The captain used a kayak to drop the lines at a great spot.
Catching With Greg
Catching With Greg
We were supposed to fish inshore and near shore. But the conditions wouldn't allow the inshore. Captain Nick put us on a lot of fish. Great time!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were supposed to fish inshore and near shore. But the conditions wouldn't allow the inshore. Captain Nick put us on a lot of fish. Great time!!!
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Carolina Girl Fishing Charters
Yes, I would recommend this as a first time experience. Inlet is calm compared to many.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would recommend this as a first time experience. Inlet is calm compared to many.
Crazy Girl Fishing Charters
Crazy Girl Fishing Charters
Great for anglers of all levels of experience. Our family ranged from 12-82.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for anglers of all levels of experience. Our family ranged from 12-82.
Wild Thang Fishing Charters
Wild Thang Fishing Charters
We've taken numerous charters and have to say Capt Jack is great! He got us on flounder and redifsh ten minutes into the trip and stayed on them throughout, even through high winds and partial slack tide. He gave us some great info on rigging and where to get on the fish no matter what the tide was doing. I recommend him highly. We'll be in touch with him again next year. :-) Tim B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We've taken numerous charters and have to say Capt Jack is great! He got us on flounder and redifsh ten minutes into the trip and stayed on them throughout, even through high winds and partial slack tide. He gave us some great info on rigging and where to get on the fish no matter what the tide was doing. I recommend him highly. We'll be in touch with him again next year. :-) Tim B.
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing Parkersburg, WV
Just be patient. We didn’t catch much until the second half of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just be patient. We didn’t catch much until the second half of the trip.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Get in touch with Next LvL Fishing and book your trip today you won't regret it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with Next LvL Fishing and book your trip today you won't regret it.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore Nebo, KY
great time with lots of fish. everywhere we looked people were pulling in fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
great time with lots of fish. everywhere we looked people were pulling in fish.
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing Social Circle, GA
Just enjoy yourself no matter what. A day fishing is better than a day at work!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy yourself no matter what. A day fishing is better than a day at work!
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing was good, but again we went two days after a hurricane so the water was a little rough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was good, but again we went two days after a hurricane so the water was a little rough.
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing
Black Diamond Inlet Backwater Fishing York, SC
Great and fun experience, i recommend this location the charters know where to bring you for a ultimate time of non stop fish action
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great and fun experience, i recommend this location the charters know where to bring you for a ultimate time of non stop fish action
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing United States
I will, definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to go fishing. However, I would say if you have small children, tell the Captain you want to stay in calmer waters.
Very good
4.0 / 5
I will, definitely recommend this trip for anyone who wants to go fishing. However, I would say if you have small children, tell the Captain you want to stay in calmer waters.
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26'
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26' Clayton, NC
The weather can be hit and miss from one day to the next and the temperatures can slow the bite, a longer trip will allow time to get out further and get to cooler waters which will increase the bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can be hit and miss from one day to the next and the temperatures can slow the bite, a longer trip will allow time to get out further and get to cooler waters which will increase the bite.
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26'
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters – 26' Hurricane, WV
Murrells Inlet is a great location for fishing. The inlet is so close and easy to travel to the waters. Many experienced fisherman available.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Murrells Inlet is a great location for fishing. The inlet is so close and easy to travel to the waters. Many experienced fisherman available.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Offshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Offshore Pleasant Garden, NC
Do not book with fishbookers go right to charter itself. Lon story on them better not told.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not book with fishbookers go right to charter itself. Lon story on them better not told.
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser Mansfield, PA
It was my first time and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Murrells Inlet. Beautiful scenery and expert guide!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first time and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend Murrells Inlet. Beautiful scenery and expert guide!
Fish Finder Fishing Charters
Fish Finder Fishing Charters Dayton, OH

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Waccamaw River?

On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Caleb was very helpful and supportive. If you want clean and enjoyable humor, with some fun mixed in, Caleb is your best friend on the water.
John  B.
John B.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Hunter was knowledgeable and put us on fish in the two spots we stopped. He got us off the ocean before it became to rough and took us to another spot where fish were again plentiful. Would go again without hesitation.
Tom  I.
Tom I.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Thanks to Captain Caleb for such a wonderful day! We had so much fun and made great memories! We will be back, for sure!!! Thanks again!
Barbara  H.
Barbara H.
Careyon Charters
Careyon Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
My wife nikki and I had a blast with captian Dan! Well worth the price! He was a huge help and put us on fish quickly, and kept us on the fish!
Nichol  A.
Nichol A. Montoursville, PA
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
My two boys (5 and 7) and my wife and I went out and had a great time. Caught sea trout, red drum, sheap head, black drum. What a great day capt Jim did an excellent job keeping my boys lines tight and got my wife and I some big fish on our lines to! Highly recommend
Joe  C.
Joe C.
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
This was a wonderful experience. The captain was great and everyone had an excellent time!
Dianne  D.
Dianne D.
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Captin Jerry was great! We had a slow start but Jerry came through and out us on the fish. Had a great time and just finished eating all we caught!
William  Z.
William Z.
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Captain was very knowledgeable and got us on fish! We had a great time and would highly recommend! It was our first time fishing somewhere other than the gulf, we will definitely be back!
Samantha  A.
Samantha A.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Although fish weren't caught on this trip I have NO doubt with better conditions the Captain would have put us right on the Fish. Winds were not cooperating this day and it was the only day we had available for the trip. We had Captain Tyler who was a great communicator. Captain Randy has already given us a 4hr trip (what we booked) credit. I didn't even ask. He called and was really a stand up guy to do so. Absolutely will book again and highly recommend. Can't wait...
Tracey  B.
Tracey B.
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(428 reviews)
Great weather! Boat ride was awesome! Wish we caught more fish, but still was a great experience!
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
If you want to have a good time and have a good trip definitely get a hold of Jason Burton great time, I was on the ocean with my son and brother-in-law couldn’t ask for a better Day caught lots of fish, and Jason was a great guide I have been on numerous other trips and I will definitely be back on this one. Best one by far
David  T.
David T.
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Took a late December afternoon charter. Captain Jimmy put us on the fish despite windy conditions. Caught a good variety and me, my brother, and dad came home with fresh fish. Couldn’t ask for more, thanks Jimmy!
Matthew  S.
Matthew S.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(161 reviews)
Only caught one fish this morning but the captain did his best to put us on fish weather and tide played a big part on us this this morning still a great time captain very friendly and. Had a lot of info about fishing well over 18 years experience will definitely book again in july when iam here hope i get the same captain i know the fishing will be better highly recommend great time
Arthur  H.
Arthur H.
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Reel Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
Went out with my son and father in law on a warm late Dec day. Jeff was responsive and friendly to our questions, was happy to share his knowledge, and helped us find enough fish for a couple of family dinners. Boat was in good shape. I highly recommend his charter.
Gavin  S.
Gavin S.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Exceptional day on the water; Captain Nick was great- caught a ton of fish, had a great time Highly recommend Will be back for sure
John  K.
John K.
Capt Cush Calmwater Charters
Capt Cush Calmwater Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Did a great job cleaning the fish and recommended a local restaurant to cook for dinner it was great thanks Tom
Jeff  L.
Jeff L.
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Next Lvl Sportfishing – Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Cought fish all day. Captain and mate were very knowledgeable of the waters. Will be using them again in t he future.
John  G.
John G.
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fly Girl Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Trip was great. Limited out on black drum,trout and red fish.captain was awesome and had a great time thanks again
George  G.
George G.
Reel Assault Fishing Charters
Reel Assault Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Jeff Maples was as hospitable as anyone could be. His boat, gear and plan to fish was right on target. We felt right at home fishing with him and shared many personal stories. Jeff definitely knows the inlet and understood our inshore fishing request for such. We will return to fish w Jeff again!
Henry  W.
Henry W.
FishZilla Fishing Charters
FishZilla Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Do not miss out!!! Great fun!!! You see the beauty of the Inlet and get to catch fish!!! The bonus is enjoying the freshest fish for dinner!!!
Anne  H.
Anne H.

Top Targeted Species in Waccamaw River