Waccamaw River

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Waccamaw River Fishing Charters

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Waccamaw River: 49 fishing charters available

Next Lvl Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $700

De La Nada Charter Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(50 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $450

Salty Hooker Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(131 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $650

Reel Salty Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(86 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $450

Palmetto Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(330 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $450

Reel Fly Girlz Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(136 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445

FishZilla Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445

All Hooked Up Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(122 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $450

Tide Chaser

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(229 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $565

Crazy Girl Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(200 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Waccamaw River

The average price for a private 4 hour Waccamaw River fishing trip is $516, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $958 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Next Lvl Sportfishing, De La Nada Charter Fishing, and Salty Hooker Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Waccamaw River. Full list of top fishing charters in Waccamaw River.

Next Lvl Sportfishing, De La Nada Charter Fishing, and Salty Hooker Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Waccamaw River.

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

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
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24798 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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.

Waccamaw River Fishing Calendar

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We didn’t fish in the inlet but just off the beach. I understand that November & December are best for inlet fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We didn’t fish in the inlet but just off the beach. I understand that November & December are best for inlet fishing.
Tiffany  W.
Tiffany W. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Had a blast and Captain Will worked hard to put us on fish, we filled the box
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a blast and Captain Will worked hard to put us on fish, we filled the box
Rick  D.
Rick D. Tioga, PA
It was extremely cold but we learned a lot and will get another chance when the weather warms up. Trip was great. Chuck was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will book again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was extremely cold but we learned a lot and will get another chance when the weather warms up. Trip was great. Chuck was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will book again.
Ashely  H.
Ashely H. Conway, South Carolina
Plenty of motion sickness medicine. Make sure that they already have the bait . There was a wasted hour catching bait fish . But all and all a great time for me
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of motion sickness medicine. Make sure that they already have the bait . There was a wasted hour catching bait fish . But all and all a great time for me
Mike  S.
Mike S. Evansville, IN
The Captains here are really a great bunch. All were very professional and knowledgeable. If your having trouble finding a charter you will not be disappointed with These Captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Captains here are really a great bunch. All were very professional and knowledgeable. If your having trouble finding a charter you will not be disappointed with These Captain.
James  H.
James H. Hedgesville, WV
Communicate with your Captain. All of the CPTs want you to have a great trip and will do their best for you. They just need to know your expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with your Captain. All of the CPTs want you to have a great trip and will do their best for you. They just need to know your expectations.
Paul  G.
Paul G. S ABINGTN Township, PA
Wear proper clothing, good shoes/sneakers that can be wet or dirtied.Sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring water and drinks. Have fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Wear proper clothing, good shoes/sneakers that can be wet or dirtied.Sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring water and drinks. Have fun.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Charlotte, NC
Capt Todd is a great guide with knowledge to help you catch fish . He is great with younger inexperienced fishing individuals.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Todd is a great guide with knowledge to help you catch fish . He is great with younger inexperienced fishing individuals.
Samuel  H.
Samuel H. Lexington, KY
Bring sun glasses and a 2nd shirt to change in to, Your gonna get wet...lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun glasses and a 2nd shirt to change in to, Your gonna get wet...lol
Randy  H.
Randy H. CHESAPEAK BCH, MD
Book with catch 1 sport fishing. This experience was not what we was expecting it was a lot better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with catch 1 sport fishing. This experience was not what we was expecting it was a lot better.
Mitch  C.
Mitch C. Rushsylvania, OH
Captain Jimmy and our first mate Collin took care of everything. Always remember to wear sensible shoes, bring a windbreaker and prepare to have loads of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jimmy and our first mate Collin took care of everything. Always remember to wear sensible shoes, bring a windbreaker and prepare to have loads of fun.
Amy  A.
Amy A. Maggie Valley, NC
Go in the early morning or late evening with a captain who knows the tides.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the early morning or late evening with a captain who knows the tides.
George  H.
George H. Kannapolis, NC
Just listen to the guide he’s very knowledgeable about fishing this area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just listen to the guide he’s very knowledgeable about fishing this area.
Heather  G.
Heather G. Leland, North Carolina
Read reviews and ask captain questions before you book to be sure you are on right trip. And in July, earlier the start the better to beat the heat lol.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read reviews and ask captain questions before you book to be sure you are on right trip. And in July, earlier the start the better to beat the heat lol.
Martin  C.
Martin C. Brunswick, OH
Check the tide tables for your planned trip and book accordingly. I did not but I had a good captain and I got lucky
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the tide tables for your planned trip and book accordingly. I did not but I had a good captain and I got lucky
Gary  S.
Gary S. Greer, SC
It was very great fishing. It was the first time I ever been saltwater fishing in I really enjoyed myself
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was very great fishing. It was the first time I ever been saltwater fishing in I really enjoyed myself
Dwayne  D.
Dwayne D. Ruby, SC
Call around and ask questions. The captains are more than happy to assist in getting you set up for what you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call around and ask questions. The captains are more than happy to assist in getting you set up for what you want.
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Fayetteville, NC
Great family friendly experience. Would definitely rebook future trips with this outfit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family friendly experience. Would definitely rebook future trips with this outfit.
Brian  R.
Brian R. Pawleys Island, South Carolina
July is tough fishing but we got put on fish! My niece went with us, her first time ever fishing, and had a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is tough fishing but we got put on fish! My niece went with us, her first time ever fishing, and had a great experience!
Jim  G.
Jim G. Detroit, MI
If fishing off the beach start early, watch the tides and check the local fishing reports, if ur heading off shore book a trip with Captain Crumb
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If fishing off the beach start early, watch the tides and check the local fishing reports, if ur heading off shore book a trip with Captain Crumb
Steve  K.
Steve K. Winchester, VA

De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
We had fun talking with Tyler and learned some new things about fishing. He also stayed out aittle longer so we could hook a bigger fish that got away. Thanks guys!!!! Sharon to booking lady is so awesome also!!!!
CHRIS  D.
CHRIS D. Chillicothe, OH
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(375 reviews)
We had a great time with captain Jerry! We did not know much about fishing going into the day and captain Jerry taught us a ton! We would definitely do it again.
Caylin  H.
Caylin H. Quincy, IL
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Thank you both so much for a great morning on the water. 3/5 of our group did not want to wake up at 5am to go fishing but 5/5 loved the experience!
Trent  G.
Trent G. Macungie, PA
Wicked Hooker Charters
Wicked Hooker Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
This was a great trip. Caught lots of fish til most of our party were exhausted. Definitely worth it. Great experience we will always remember together
Daryl  M.
Daryl M. Rock Hill, SC
On The Fly Outfitter
On The Fly Outfitter
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great morning with dad, grandma, cousin, and Captain Jimmy! Finally caught my first Red! Great time would highly recommend.
Leslie  C.
Leslie C. Tampa, FL
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Awesome time with Austin! Landing 2 Mahi was the highlight of the trip. Huge King wasn't too shabby either! Thanks again Austin, see you next year.
Dan  P.
Dan P. Youngstown, OH
Sea Blue Charters
Sea Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Our party of 6 had a great time drift fishing reefs this morning. Captain Pete was great and we caught plenty of fish!
Jesse  C.
Jesse C. Rockaway, NJ
Careyon Charters
Careyon Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
While other boats were hitting the same old spots that haven’t been producing in the late summer, Captain Dan put us on some Barracuda. By the time he got all of the rods out to troll he’d have to turn right back around to clear the way for a “fish on”. We had several newbies m the group and at the end of the day they were all talking about a trip next year. We’ll definitely be looking him up when we finalize our plans. Thanks Captain Dan!
Kevin  P.
Kevin P. Hookstown, PA
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(50 reviews)
Had a fun day with Captain Tyler and First mate Dalton, the bit was pretty slow to start the day but caught a bunch of Mackerel once we found them and even helped up close and personal with a small sharp nosed shark. Overall I would recommend a trip with DeLaNada and will likely return.
Sean  S.
Sean S. Allenstown, NH
Next Lvl Sportfishing
Next Lvl Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
I cant say anything but good things, my son caught his first fish out of the ocean and the rest was icing on the cake. Captain Hunter is a good dude, very knowledgeable, very hospitable. Equipment was super clean and user friendly. This young man is an example of great pride in his work and work ethic. Good fortune and best wishes to him and to all that use him in the future. 100% we will see you next vacation and so will anyone the uses Captain Hunter.
Adam  F.
Adam F. Charlotte, North Carolina
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Awesome trip!!!! Very knowledgeable and was on point with 150 million questions from my 10 year old son. Lol!!! Definitely recommend you book a trip. We had a blast!!!
Jake  G.
Jake G. Myrtle Beach, SC
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
We had an amazing trip. As soon as the lines went in the water the fish were biting non stop! Captain Tyler and his mate where very helpful and made the trip go very smooth. If your looking for a fun and enjoyable trip definitely book here you won’t be disappointed!
Oscar  H.
Oscar H. Hickory, NC
Palmetto Fishing Charters
Palmetto Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
Great guy/guide. If you want to catch some fish and learn new techniques you should go out with Ryan! He is the MAN!
JESSE  C.
JESSE C. Greer, SC
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
I can’t say enough awesome things about our trip. Tyler and Dalton made our day. We will be booking ALL our fishing trips with De La Nada from now on. THANK YOU! JD Howard Knoxville, TN.
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Knoxville, TN
Marlin Quay Marina – Grand Slam
Marlin Quay Marina – Grand Slam
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Friendly Captain. So helpful and very patient.Thomas Payne was a very knowledgeable young Captain. Had a great time catching fish in a bad month to fish
Dave  H.
Dave H. Huntingdon, PA
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Had a good time with my family catching a few fish. We will go again for sure
Danny  R.
Danny R. Fayetteville, PA
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Captain Lucas was amazing,, I told him the trip was all about my 7 Year old grandson,, and he did the rest,, he went out of his way to make sure my grandson had fun, Not only did my grandson have fun,,he caught a 33" red drum,a flounder and a Big blue crab..we made some great memories and Capt. Lucas was great!
Paul  B.
Paul B. Rock Hill, SC
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Water was rougher then normL so we could not go out as far..Captain kept us safe and we had a great time.
Len  B.
Len B. Middle River, MD
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Thanks to Captain Blake, our fishing trip was a great experience. VIP service, hassle free, he took care of everything !!! Next time, I may ask him to wear a wetsuit and dive in order to hook bigger fishes on our lines as it is the only thing he did not do. :) Jokes apart, we had lots of fun ! Will come again!
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, QC
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Great experience. Water was a little rough. Tyler and mate made the best of it and we had a great trip. All I have heard about from all the kids. You want be disappointed. Thanks again Tyler. Look forward for you to take us out again.
Jody  C.
Jody C. Apex, NC