Inshore Fishing Locations
Pawleys Island Fishing Charters
A quaint little beach town along the Atlantic that I call home. A labyrinth of shallow creeks coupled with sandy beaches that extend north to Midway inlet and to the south to Debordieu beach. The tidal creeks provide excellent inshore fishing for Redfish, Flounder and Sea Trout . The inlets are easily accessed by boat or by foot making them great place to spend the day on the beach surf fishing. The best time to fish Pawleys is during the fall. Bull Drum and Large Sea Trout run the beaches and inlets following the mullet and shrimp. Most of all Pawleys is known for producing some of the largest Speckled Sea Trout along the grandstand making it one of the best Inshore fishing locations in South Carolina.
North Inlet Reserve / Winyah Bay
Nestled between Pawleys Island and Georgetown is an ocean fed estuary that’s roughly 20,000 acres. Vast tidal marsh, expansive creeks and deep water channels make up North Inlet Winyah bay. Due to the location and diversity of these waters the majority of our fishing charters are logged here. We access North Inlet by navigating across Winyah Bay. Winyah Bay is located in the center of the historic sea port of Georgetown. The Bay is the third largest water shed on the east coast with four major rivers flowing into it; the Waccamaw, Sampit, Black, and Pee Dee River. The confluence of the river systems makes it one of the most fertile estuaries on the East Coast. This rich ecosystem is home to an abundance marine life and shore birds.
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Located just 30 miles north of Charleston Is the small fishing community of McClellanville. One of my favorite Inshore fishing locations, Cape Romain borders this small town with over 66,000 acres of remote shoreline, shallow spartina flats and white sandy beaches. Two boat landings beside the Intracoastal Waterway offer access to Cape Romain, one on Jeremy Creek and the other located among Francis Marion National Forest in Buck hall Recreational area. This undeveloped stretch of coast is and teaming with wildlife. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Dolphins flourish along the Cape. Two historic Lighthouses, miles of uninhabited beaches and barrier islands and great fishing.
The Santee Delta is in the center of South Carolina’s Wildlife Management Area and is The largest river delta system on the East Coast. Santee Delta is just a short boat ride south of the historic port of Georgetown. The Delta is best accessed by launching at South Island Ferry along the Intracoastal Waterway and navigating South. The Santee rivers empty into large bays lined with barrier islands and vast salt marsh. The mix of fresh and saltwater is a recipe from one of the most productive ecosystems on the east coast. Saltwater species including Sharks, Tarpon, Triple Tail, Redfish and Sea Trout congregate Here. Deep channels , oyster bars and beaches are prime habitat for these game fish. Additionally the delta is breeding ground for marine life like Logger Head Sea Turtles, Dolphin and Migratory Waterfowl.
Murrells Inlet Fishing
Just south of Myrtle Beach is the seafood capital of South Carolina, a small fishing town rich with culture and history. It’s no secret Murrells Inlet is one the best Inshore fishing locations along the Grand Strand. Areas along the inlet and nearshore reefs can be very productive. The inlet is lined with jetty rocks on the left/right side providing excellent habitat for game fish. Beyond the jetties are many natural and artificial reefs. Flounder, Black Drum, Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, Spade fish, Cobia and more can be found along this stretch of coastline.