Myrtle Beach Bull Shark Fishing Charters

Myrtle Beach Bull Shark Fishing Charters

Best Bull Shark Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach: 7 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Little River
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.1 / 5
(9 reviews)
Murrells Inlet
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Little River
trips from $500

Bull Shark Fishing in Myrtle Beach

Bull Shark
  • Size 100 to 300lbs
  • Food Value Average
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore

(Carcharhinus leucas)

Try shark fishing Myrtle Beach for some of the best inshore action you can find. This sport is one of the most popular among local anglers, and it’s easy to see why. With many species patrolling the area’s inlets and coastal estuaries, it won’t take long for you to hook into a hard-fighting catch.

What to Catch and When to Target it

While fishing along the Grand Strand you will find no shortage of sharks near Myrtle Beach, Little River Inlet, Murrells Inlet, and other nearby areas. Commonly caught species include Blacktip, Nurse, Spinner, Bonnethead, Hammerhead, Bull, and Sandbar Sharks. Many of these specimens range from two to four feet in length, but may be much larger depending on the time of year.

The majority of Myrtle Beach shark fishing charters are available during summer, when the waters rise and sharks follow baitfish inshore. Many captains run evening or nighttime trips so that you can take advantage of the best bite.

How to Fish for Sharks

You will see many anglers in Myrtle Beach fishing for sharks just a stone’s throw away from shore. They target all of these species in the inlets, near jetties, along the piers--and sometimes from the beach.

You can fish for sharks with medium to heavy tackle (your choice of spinning or conventional). Some anglers prefer using light tackle for a more challenging and entertaining experience.

In general, it’s recommended to have about six feet of 60 lb braided line. On top of that, local anglers add another six to seven feet of monofilament as a shock absorbent (this goes at the end, before the leader). Most importantly, be sure to use at least a foot of wire leader. These feisty foes are known to bite through a line or two!

To inflict the least amount of damage, you should use circle or J hooks. As for bait, fresh is always best. Start your journey by casting a net for Whiting, Bluefish, or other baitfish. You can fish with live bait or cut bait.

No Need for Sea Legs

Some of the most exciting shark fishing Myrtle Beach has to offer is accessible from shore. You can enjoy surf fishing for the largest specimens (6 feet or more) by casting lines where many beach goers like to swim. While this news is unnerving for some, it’s a window of opportunity for others to get in there and reel in a biggun!

Surf fishing for large sharks requires a 6,000-8,000 sized spinning reel and a 10-12’ surf rod. It’s best to place the bait just beyond the waves, where the shore drops. You can paddle out in a kayak, drop the bait, and then head back to shore. All that’s left to do is wait for that screaming drag.

What to Know Ahead of Time

Shark fishing in Myrtle Beach is a thrilling experience, one which anglers will continue to enjoy for generations. While you are sure to bring home bragging rights and incredible memories, it is important to fish for sharks responsibly. In the interest of your safety and the sharks’ well-being, always be aware of local regulations and the safest methods for catch-and-release fishing.

All anglers over the age of 16 are required to have a recreational saltwater fishing license in South Carolina. This includes anglers who are fishing from shore. Visitors can purchase a 14 day license online for $11 (price subject to change).

It is legal to keep many Shark species while fishing in Myrtle Beach. However, size and bag limits do apply. Sharks must be landed by rods, reel, or handline, and they must be landed with their fins, head, and tail intact. Some species are strictly catch and release.

The best way to follow regulations and to ensure your own safety is to fish with a guide. There are many licensed Myrtle Beach shark fishing charters to choose from. Many of these are evening trips which last three to five hours. You can expect to pay between $350 and $650 for a base price which covers two to four anglers.

Myrtle Beach Bull Shark Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Bull Shark fishing in Myrtle Beach varies moderately throughout the year. High season is June to September. Low season is January to March and December. There is no closed season.
Myrtle Beach
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25,519 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Bull Shark Fishing in Myrtle Beach

The experience was better than expected. We were extremely pleased. We would recommend it to others. It was awesome!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The experience was better than expected. We were extremely pleased. We would recommend it to others. It was awesome!!!
Jerald  V.  H.
Jerald V. H. WISC RAPIDS, WI
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
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
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
I would wait til the end of April due to the degrees of the ocean. You would get more fish with a 68 degree water temp. But it's still fun and you still catch the fish.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I would wait til the end of April due to the degrees of the ocean. You would get more fish with a 68 degree water temp. But it's still fun and you still catch the fish.
Lorie  W.
Lorie W. Amelia, OH
I learned that fishing in Myrtle is probably best if you do it in mid to late September with an emphasis on October. I was able to catch fish and I think you will during anytime of the year(especially August). I am too new to this to give any other advise as this is what I was told by more qualified people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I learned that fishing in Myrtle is probably best if you do it in mid to late September with an emphasis on October. I was able to catch fish and I think you will during anytime of the year(especially August). I am too new to this to give any other advise as this is what I was told by more qualified people.
Ryan  U.
Ryan U. Myrtle Beach, SC
Take a charter and expect to be patient as the bite may take a shift in tides . Enjoy the time because it's better than be at work
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a charter and expect to be patient as the bite may take a shift in tides . Enjoy the time because it's better than be at work
Steven  W.
Steven W. Virginia Beach, VA
You don't need to go far offshore to start catching big fish. Our captain took us 3 miles out and we always had fish on the line...several times we were reeling in two fish at a time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You don't need to go far offshore to start catching big fish. Our captain took us 3 miles out and we always had fish on the line...several times we were reeling in two fish at a time.
John  G.
John G. Windermere, Florida
How with a knowledgeable capt. Some charters take you out and shark fish, while it can be fun at times, these guys who have fished the local reefs and back bays are the way to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
How with a knowledgeable capt. Some charters take you out and shark fish, while it can be fun at times, these guys who have fished the local reefs and back bays are the way to go.
Carl  F.  J.
Carl F. J. Sicklerville, New Jersey