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Top Fishing Charters in South Carolina

South Carolina: 323 fishing charters available

Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters

Mount Pleasant • 24 ft • 6 persons

Flood Tide Charters invites you to join the adventure on the inshore waters surrounding Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
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trips fromUS $500

Mount Pleasant • 22 ft • 4 persons

Join Captain Kaleb today for a great fishing experience. He has trips suited for everyone, of all experiences, so you are bound to find something to suit you.

"We booked this trip for an early Father’s Day present since my father in law was flying in from Texas and my husband and I just moved here from Texas." —⁠ Judy,
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trips fromUS $400
Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach
Drumroll Fishing Charters – Folly Beach

Folly Beach • 22 ft • 4 persons

If you're going to cast a line around Folly Beach, look no further than Drumroll Fishing Charters Folly.

"My husband, myself, and our 6 year old twins did a 4 hour shark fishing trip with Captain Jeffery." —⁠ Laura,
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trips fromUS $325
Tight Line Charters
Tight Line Charters

Mount Pleasant • 33 ft • 6 persons

Welcome to Tight Line Charters, a family-friendly all-inclusive fishing charter business.

"I recently had the pleasure of booking a fishing charter with tight line charters, and it exceeded all my expectations." —⁠ Henry,
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trips fromUS $475
Charlie's Charleston Charters
Charlie's Charleston Charters

Mount Pleasant • 22 ft • 6 persons

Mount Pleasant has a fish with your name on it, so let Charlie's Charleston Charters help you catch it!

"Charlie was amazing! Even being in the dead of summer he put us on a bunch of great fish." —⁠ Kenneth,
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trips fromUS $450
Sunshine Charters of Charleston
Sunshine Charters of Charleston

Charleston • 25 ft • 6 persons

Sunshine Charters of Charleston runs angling trips out of Charleston South Carolina and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"My wife and I wanted to do something different with our two girls(13 and 15) on vacation." —⁠ Brent,
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trips fromUS $450
Off Duty Charters
Off Duty Charters

Bluffton • 24 ft • 6 persons

Off Duty Charters offers a great time on the water for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or an expert angler.

"Captain Richard was awesome from start to finish. We weren’t sure how the weather was going to be for our evening outing but we chose to go out and didn’t regret it." —⁠ Shane, TX
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trips fromUS $300

Murrells Inlet • 22 ft • 6 persons

All Hooked Up Fishing Charters is the result of 30 Plus years of fishing experience.

"This trip was a family fishing trip. My girls were able see Captain Hunter net some of our bait fish used to catch bigger fish ." —⁠ Buck,
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trips fromUS $450
Reel McCoy Charters
Reel McCoy Charters

Hilton Head Island • 20 ft • 4 persons

Reel McCoy Charters runs out of Hilton Head Island and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"We were a little early but ne was ready. !  We left the boat ramp/dock and after a short run, My grandsons (age 10 in Sept and 11) began fishing with the Capt." —⁠ Kristin,
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trips fromUS $375
Aqua Excursions
Aqua Excursions

Hilton Head Island • 17 ft • 3 persons

Experience the best fishing the Lowcountry has to offer as you cruise through the beautiful waters of Hilton Head Island.

". Not only does Captain Kurt always know exactly where the fish are biting, but he also takes the time to teach my son and I valuable fishing techniques and tips." —⁠ Salvatore,
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trips fromUS $375
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in South Carolina

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Fishing in South Carolina

Home to some of the finest and most varied fishing on the East Coast, the Palmetto State’s waters are an angler's dream. From marshes and backwaters teeming with Redfish to the deep blue seas where big game fish roam, you'll find them all out here. All you need to do is hop on one of the many South Carolina fishing charters, and you'll be ready to start the adventure of a lifetime.

Besides year-round populations of Redfish, South Carolina's inshore waters house a range of other species. These include Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and even Tarpon in the lowcountry.

If you head a little into the ocean, you'll start seeing Spanish and King Mackerel, as well as Cobia. Along the reefs, there are also Grouper, Snapper, Spadefish, and tasty Triggerfish for you to reel in. Of course, the deeper you go, the bigger the fish. About 50 miles offshore, in the Gulf Stream, you can catch Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and big bottom dwellers.

Naturally, there are also plenty of freshwater fishing opportunities, too. Lakes such as Santee Cooper, Murray, and Hartwell offer epic Bass, Crappie, and Catfish angling. Lake Jocassee, on the other hand, has Brown and Rainbow Trout swimming in it. Another solid choice if you want to catch Gar, Bowfish, Bass, or Catfish is the Waccamaw River.

Some charter fishing hubs include Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Hilton Head Island. Half day outings will give you enough time to explore the inshore waters or lakes. For offshore fishing, you'll need 8 or more hours on the water.

Rules & Regulations

Anglers aged 16 and older need to have South Carolina fishing licenses to fish legally. There are separate freshwater and saltwater permits, so make sure to get the correct one. However, you won't need a license when fishing aboard saltwater charter boats.

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South Carolina Fishing Seasons

January

For Striped Bass fans, Lake Hartwell is a productive spot to go to in January. Striped Bass. Tidal Redfish are excellent targets inshore, while big Bluefins can be caught in the Gulf Stream.

February

It's still Bluefin season offshore! Along the coast, the waters should be clear, meaning sight fishing is an excellent option. If you’re a Catfish fan, you’ll want to target giant Blue Catfish that love this weather.

March

This is the month Crappie anglers have been waiting for in South Carolina. The water is still clear in the shallows so sneaking up on large schools of Redfish is very productive. Try poling for extra stealth!

April

Spanish Mackerel and Cobia start moving into the waters of South Carolina in force during April. For freshwater fishermen, Largemouth Bass action is all the rage during April.

May

Cobia action gets serious during May, especially in the area around Beaufort. They like structures, so keep an eye on things like bridge supports, buoys, or clusters of seaweed.

June

Redfish extravaganza! As the waters warm up, Redfish start hunting in earnest, so this is the perfect time to go after some Bulls in the lowcountry. Mahi Mahi start moving offshore, too, making for interesting targets.

July

The Silver Kings take court in July, especially in the lowcountry waters. Offshore, you'll get to chase after Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi, while bottom fishing is also as productive as always.

August

Offshore anglers can have a ton of fun going after Spanish and King Mackerel. They’ll be moving in schools, so if you’ve found one, you’ve found many. You can find them just a few miles off the coast.

September

On the mainland, freshwater anglers can look forward to some refreshing Redeye Bass action on the Chattooga River. In the Gulf Stream, you can expect the Yellowfin Tuna bite to start picking up.

October

The colder weather allows for inshore and backwater fishing to get intense during October. Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout are all great targets for sight fishing, as the waters are much clearer than in warmer months.

November

Redfish are still champions of the catch list during this month. The marshes and tidal creeks make for good fishing grounds. Freshwater is all about schools of Striped Bass at Lake Moultrie, creating major excitement.

December

Inshore, Spotted Seatrout fishing turns from the fall feeding frenzy into a precision procedure – the right choice of bait and presentation makes or breaks the attempt. Offshore, the Bluefin Tuna season kicks off.

South Carolina Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from South Carolina

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What anglers said about fishing in South Carolina

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Top Types of Fishing in South Carolina

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Top Fishing Techniques in South Carolina

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Top Targeted Species in South Carolina

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