Waccamaw River

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Waccamaw River Fishing Charters

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Waccamaw River: 47 fishing charters available

Next Lvl Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $549

De La Nada Charter Fishing

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

Salty Hooker Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(104 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $650

Palmetto Fishing Charters

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

Reel Fly Girlz Fishing Charters

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

All Hooked Up Fishing Charters

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

Captain Robby's Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $445

Crazy Girl Fishing Charters

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

Wicked Hooker Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(89 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
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trips from $850

FishZilla Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 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 $513, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $997 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, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Black Drum. 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 24785 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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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
Try to select a trip that has an in coming or out going tide. You can catch fish during a slack tide, but it's much more difficult. I would definitely recommend captain Caleb from Hook and Line fishing. Great guy and terrific guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to select a trip that has an in coming or out going tide. You can catch fish during a slack tide, but it's much more difficult. I would definitely recommend captain Caleb from Hook and Line fishing. Great guy and terrific guide.
Darryl  W.
Darryl W. United States

Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
My son and I went on a half day, afternoon fishing trip with Jerry. I would highly recommend him and if we ever have the opportunity to make it back to South Carolina we definitely be using him again!
Ryan  D.
Ryan D. Jasper, AR
Sea Blue Charters
Sea Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Pete is an amazing guide! The boat was great and Pete knew all of the right fishing spots. We caught a good bit of fish and exceeded my expectations for a 4 hour ride. Highly recommend taking a ride with Pete!!
John  S.
John S. Holly Springs, North Carolina
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
It was a great fishing trip he took us right to where big reds and flounder were bitting very in formitive
Darlene  J.
Darlene J. Greenville, SC
Saltwater Assassin
Saltwater Assassin
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Lucas was great. He made sure our young ones had fun and most importantly we all caught some fish
Bryan  B.
Bryan B. Concord, North Carolina
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Capt. Crumb's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Myrtle Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
We had a great day with Captain Jerry, he knows the waters and will keep you safe! You will catch a variety of fish. We caught Redfish, Flounder, Croaker, Lizard Fish, and sharks.
Matthew  G.
Matthew G. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Next Lvl Sportfishing
Next Lvl Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
My husband and boys went on their first ever ocean fishing trip with Captain Hunter. They had a blast and can't wait to go again.
Scarlet  H.
Scarlet H. Hartsville, South Carolina
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FIVE STARS Captain John was honestly the best person to take us out. Sharon, who booked us, was fantastic. She made us feel part of the family from the get go! Captain John knows his stuff! We will definitely come back!!!!
Samantha  D.
Samantha D. Beckley, WV
Next Lvl Sportfishing
Next Lvl Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had a great time!! The captain worked hard to make sure my 12 year old son had a great time!! Been several hours since the trip ended and he still talking about all that happened. Great time and great Captain. Thanks again
Jonathan  R.
Jonathan R. Yadkinville, NC
De La Nada Charter Fishing
De La Nada Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Tyler and the gang from beginning to end were awesome. Would go again without question. Thanks again.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. Mio, MI
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain was amazing. Put us on fish all day and was super professional. Was amazing with my younger son and older grandfather. When we were out we were one of the only boats catching fish that day. I highly recommend him if your looking for a great trip with a great captain.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Dublin, OH
Lyin' King Charters
Lyin' King Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(4 reviews)
We were told that the original plans were to go out and mackerel / shark fish but due to conditions we decided to fish the creeks. We made the best of it and really appreciate the effort of captain Bob. We were able to catch some flounder, a small sting ray, and a small black tip. Plenty of bites, just our inexperience. Thanks and we will be back again next summer!!! Would highly recommend. Two people plenty of room. Wouldn’t want to have four people
Greg  H.
Greg H. Dayton, Ohio
Palmetto Fishing Charters
Palmetto Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 reviews)
Great guide and real easy to talk to. Great experience!! Definitely come and fish with Ryan again.
Brad  M.
Brad M. Sussex, WI
First Response Fishing Charters
First Response Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Jay runs a clean boat with solid gear. The boat worked just fine for our family trip of 3 adults and 2 teens. Had a good mix of trolling and bottom fishing. The kids got to fight some mackerel and a bunch of grunts and black bass. Jay was willing to keep the boat moving to new locations when the biting would slow down. Jay and Chase worked hard to keep our lines wet and help with landing the fish. Overall a great experience for our trip to SC. Thanks gentlemen.
Caleb  T.
Caleb T. Avon Lake, OH
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters
Salty Hooker Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We had an amazing time!! Except for getting sea sick. The waves were BAD on this particular day!!! But the Captain was absolutely amazing. We would absolutely come back!!
Wendy  C.
Wendy C. Greenbrier, TN
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Silver Tuna Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Great trip. He found fish so everyone had a good time. Really enjoyed getting to know him. Would do it again.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Pembroke, North Carolina
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Great time with Capt JB! JB was friendly, knowledgeable, and great with the kids! He got us on to fish a we had a blast! I highly recommend booking with the Tide Chaser. Military discount is also offered too if booked directly on site.
Matthew  I.
Matthew I. CORNWALL Borough, PA
Saltwater Assassin
Saltwater Assassin
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Had a great time..it was just me and my wife and captain..wind was blowing hard but still overall well worth the trip
Allen  J.
Allen J. Gallatin, Tennessee
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
All Hooked Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
We were able to book with all hooked up. Captain John and Kenneth his first mate were excellent and very accommodating. We are no experts when it comes to fishing and they made it very easy on us.
Tom  C.
Tom C. Greenville, South Carolina
Southern Saltwater Charters
Southern Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(190 reviews)
For a relatively slow day they did an excellent job putting us on fish and making it an extremely enjoyable time. Couldn’t say enough about the expertise and great atmosphere.
Chad  L.
Chad L. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Careyon Charters
Careyon Charters
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Dan made our fishing trip memorable and put us on fish. King Mackerel weren't hitting, so we switched to plan B. We caught over 30 fish with a 3 person party and had a great time. Dan kept us laughing, fileted our fish and made sure we had a great trip. Thanks for everything! Highly recommended!!
Starr  M.
Starr M. Pleasant Plain, OH