Murrells Inlet Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Murrells Inlet Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Murrells Inlet

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Murrells Inlet

Deep Sea Fishing in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet deep sea fishing is not what you would call a casual outing. It’s a test to determine an angler’s stamina and persistence. A real feat, even for more experienced fishermen, Murrells Inlet is a rewarding fishery for those that endure the trips 60 miles offshore.

Not that you can’t get some nice game sooner, it’s that once you make it to the gulf stream, a real magic takes place. It’s Tuna and Wahoo near the top water, with Vermillion Snapper, Grunts, and Amberjacks near the bottom.

What can I fish for off Murrells Inlet?

On a full day trip, you will have enough time to head for some offshore trolling and bottom fishing. Around 60 miles from the coast, you can get King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, and Sharks. Further down, you can jig for Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjacks, Grunts, Jolt Heads, and Porgies. The waters here are between 150 and 250 ft deep and filled with enticing bait fish coming from the gulf stream.

As for the season, the warmer months entice Snapper and Grouper, as well as ever-frenetic Mahi. By fall, Mahis move far offshore, while the bite opens up for Wahoo who like fighting in cooler waters. Amberjacks are out in the blue water for the most of the year, while Sailfish start showing up as the summer comes to an end and head south.

Where are Murrells Inlet fishing spots?

There are a couple of spots you don’t want to miss. They fish superbly for the most of the year as the warm currents of the gulf stream help prolong the season. Check out the areas where the rip meets the warm currents - the bait will be there, and so will game fish.

The famed Georgetown Hole - the hot pot of ledges and species scattered across a network of fisheries that stretch from 45 to 60 miles east of Murrells Inlet. The Hole runs from east to west for approximately 10 miles and offers great fishing throughout the year. If you want to break the SC Amberjack record, then head there.

You should also check out McDougal Ledge for Wahoo, and the Black Jack Hole for Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi. The Winyah Scarp holds monster Wahoo and Mahi. If you have the fuel to spend, then head to the Southwest Banks, 160 Fathom Hole, and Ammo Dump (hint: scores of Yellowfin Tuna).

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Amazing trip
Mitch C. fished with Tailfinz Charter Service on April 9, 2021
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Book with catch 1 sport fishing. This experience was not what we was expecting it was a lot better.
Half day with Captain Perrin
David M. fished with Southern Saltwater Charters on March 12, 2021
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Easy access to inshore waters and nearshore reefs
Fun afternoon with Captain Jimmy and first mate Collin
Amy A. fished with Wild Thang Fishing Charters on February 23, 2021
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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.
Half day trip with Capt. Jimmy
Jennifer S. fished with Wild Thang Fishing Charters on September 15, 2020
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Fun and they teach you. Just let them know you need help
3 hour trip with Captain Chuck.
David B. fished with Murrells Inlet Outpost Charters on September 7, 2020
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Tell the captain you are a novice and he will be very helpful.
1/2 Day with Capt Al
Douglas M. fished with Brag and Release - 28 Fantasea Lady on July 26, 2020
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It is certainly hot in the summer months and July is no different. Going on a private charter and 7 miles from shore was well worth it. I would not expect a great deal of fish as it is probably unreasonable to expect when it is so hot unless you go further out and would require a full day trip. Fun for the family and caught lots of different fish that we released that include Shark, Pin Fish, Puffer Fish, Sea Bass and Cobia.
A Grand Trip with Captain Todd Vic
George H. fished with Fishn' Freshwater Charters on July 23, 2020
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Go in the early morning or late evening with a captain who knows the tides.
Fishing with Todd
Heather G. fished with Fishn' Freshwater Charters on July 5, 2020
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Just listen to the guide he’s very knowledgeable about fishing this area.

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