Myrtle Beach Offshore Fishing Charters

Myrtle Beach Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach

Top Offshore Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach

Offshore Fishing in Myrtle Beach

When you’re in the market for a high intensity chase and a massive trophy, it’s time for some offshore fishing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Whether you’re casting lines 10 miles from shore for a delicious take-home trophy or trolling the Blue Water for your next biggest fish tale, you’ll find it here.

Where to Fish and When

You can enjoy great offshore fishing within just 10 miles of shore. Bottom fishing near reefs will bring you Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Porgies, and Sharks. Trolling these waters is a great way to catch Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and more. Heading out slightly farther (15 to 20 miles) allows you to catch bigger fish, with the possibility of landing a few different species.

Once you pass the 30 mile mark, offshore fishing takes on a whole new persona. The Gulf Stream runs roughly 30-50 miles from the coast, and this is where you can target gigantic bottom fish in addition to some of the most popular big game species. From March through November, you can enjoy reeling in massive Snapper, Grouper, Porgies, Grunts, Triggerfish, and Seabass. Trolling the surface will bring you Cobia, Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi.

For a feisty catch and some serious bragging rights, venture out to the Blue Water, anywhere from 60-80 miles offshore. In these saphire depths you will find Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi, to name a few. The peak season for these favorites also runs from March through November, and many Myrtle Beach fishing charters offer Blue Water trips during this time. 

How it’s Done

You can have a great time fishing between 10 and 30 miles offshore in a single day trip (or even less). A nine hour trip might take you to the edge of the Gulf Stream, while a half day trip generally stays 10-20 miles from the coast. These trips can hardly compare to a true deep sea fishing experience in the Gulf Stream and beyond, but they are a great chance to dabble in offshore fishing without committing yourself to an extended day at sea. A full day trip costs around $900. You can also book a half day trip for $500-$600, or reserve your spot on a party boat for $40 per person.

To get the most out of Myrtle Beach offshore fishing, you will need to book an extended day trip which lasts between 10 and 14 hours. In some cases, you may be able to reach the Gulf Stream in a nine hour trip. Trips to the Gulf Stream usually cost $1,450 and above. You should expect a trip to the Blue Water to last 12 hours minimum, for about $1,850.

Offshore fishing in Myrtle Beach mostly involves trolling and bottom fishing. These deep sea fishing methods are tried and true, and you will find them especially rewarding here. You can troll with live or artificial bait for all the pelagic species such as Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Local anglers rely on bottom fishing and vertical jigging for bottom dwellers such as Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Black Seabass.

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What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Myrtle Beach

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.
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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
Fish for everything, usually there are fish to be caught year round, cant wait till I move there full time from Maryland as I was born and raised on the Chesapeake bay!!
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Fish for everything, usually there are fish to be caught year round, cant wait till I move there full time from Maryland as I was born and raised on the Chesapeake bay!!
David  W.  2.
David W. 2. Winder, GA
It was very great fishing. It was the first time I ever been saltwater fishing in I really enjoyed myself
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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
Pick a knowledgable captain with a good reputation and pray for good weather.
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Pick a knowledgable captain with a good reputation and pray for good weather.
Bill  F.
Bill F. Sanford, NC
Call around and ask questions. The captains are more than happy to assist in getting you set up for what you want.
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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
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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.
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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
Make sure it's been warm for the last couple days. Otherwise the fish will be shocked from a cold day and not want to bite.
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Make sure it's been warm for the last couple days. Otherwise the fish will be shocked from a cold day and not want to bite.
Jake  S.
Jake S. Fayetteville, NC
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.
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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
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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
Depending upon the April water temperatures, you will need to decide on whether off shore fishing or Gulf Stream fishing will give you the best chance of getting on the fish. Murrells Inlet has excellent marinas to base your trip out of.
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Depending upon the April water temperatures, you will need to decide on whether off shore fishing or Gulf Stream fishing will give you the best chance of getting on the fish. Murrells Inlet has excellent marinas to base your trip out of.
Tim  P.
Tim P. Glen Allen, 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.
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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.
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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

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