Charleston Fishing

Charleston Fishing

Charleston may be known as the Holy City, but it is also known for its excellent fishing. With legendary low country inshore fishing, plentiful nearshore reefs, and access to the Gulf Stream, Charleston makes a top destination for many anglers.

Inshore fishing around Charleston provides excellent Red Drum fishing year round. The Speckled Trout fishing is also great a good portion of the year, as well as Flounder fishing. With the exception of the coldest months, Cobia can be found inshore and nearshore most of the year.

Perhaps the best fishing can be found on the numerous artificial and natural reefs nearshore of Charleston. Bottom fishing and trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Grouper, Snapper, King Mackerel, Black Sea Bass, Barracuda, and Sharks.

Offshore fishing Charleston can produce a variety of different tuna, including Blackfin, Skipjack, and Yellowfin. There are also many Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish that move through during the summer months, along with the Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish). While Wahoo can be found year round, most are caught in the Spring or during the Fall.

Charleston Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 2 - 6 PM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Charleston, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 45 local reports and 8 species of fish for December in Charleston.

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Latest Charleston Fishing Reports

Weekly Tide & Weather Forecast (12/4-12/10)
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Spot Tail Tournament – Week 5 & Final
12/9/2017 9:11:20 AM - Week 5 winner Steve Hodskins with 13 spots Youth Winner Ashlyn Johnson 10 spots total A nice Red caught by Timothy Beckham   We had A fantastic week 5 to end the tournament.  


Charleston December Fishing Forecast By Capt. Mark Phelps – Coastal Angler Magazine
12/9/2017 9:11:19 AM - I Would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season it’s hard to believe it’s the end of the year already.  With all the hustle and bustle the end of the year brings many for


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Top Charleston Fishing Charters & Guides

Charleston Charter Fishing
Led by Charleston fishing guide Capt. Geoff Bennett, Charleston Charter Fishing provides fly fishing and light tackle fishing charters in beautiful historic Charleston, South Carolina. During your Charleston fishing charter, you will fish the many bo

Exclusive Fishing Charters Charleston SC
Our guide service provides year round action and excitement to all skill levels of anglers in Charleston, SC. Exclusive Fishing Charters specializes in fishing charters in the Charleston, SC area. We specialize in catching year round inshore and n

Knot Stressed Charters
We are currently fishing out of a 2007 20′ Pathfinder loaded with all the equipment needed to fish in the back waters of the low country.

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Top Charleston Bait & Tackle Stores

The Charleston Angler
Live the Lowcountry Lifestyle with Your Premier Fishing and Fly Tackle Shop! Shops are in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville, Downtown, and South Windermere.

Haddrell's Point Tackle
Haddrell's Point Tackle is located in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Locally owned and operated since 1983.

Atlantic Game & Tackle
Atlantic Game and Tackle is Charleston's premiere outfitter for all your offshore fishing.

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Top Charleston Marinas

Charleston City Marina
Charleston South Carolina’s premier marina since 1994, Charleston City Marina is located on mile marker 469.5 of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Historic Downtown Charleston. Named the 2005 National Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age Maga

Ashley Marina
The Harborage at Ashley Marina is a large, professionally managed marina capable of accommodating vessels up to 150 feet in length. The marina consists of approximately 230 wet slips and is located in historic downtown Charleston. Among Ashley Marina

The Bristol Marina
Downtown Charleston's newest marina, The Bristol Marina, is second to none. Located on the Ashley River, The Bristol Marina offers 148 wet slips and 38 drive-on docks, all featuring state-of-the-art amenities and premier customer service.

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Latest Fishing Spots

Jimmy Leland Reef
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Jimmy Leland Reef
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CCA-McClellanville Reef
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Weather Forecast

46.4°F
Celsius: 8.0°C
Condition: Clear
Humidity: 56%%
Wind: West 10.3 mph

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41004 - EDISTO - 41 NM Southeast of Charleston, SC
December 14, 2017 1:50 am EST
Location: 32.501N 79.099W
Wind Direction: W (260°)
Wind Speed: 27.2 knots
Wind Gust: 33.0 knots
Significant Wave Height: 7.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 6 sec
Average Period: 5.1 sec
Mean Wave Direction: WSW (249°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.88 in (1011.7 mb)
Water Temperature: 73.2°F (22.9°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waning Crescent Moon
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