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.

Top Charleston Fishing Spots

Charleston 60 Reef
5/8/2011 12:30:23 AM - Lot's of Black Seabass. A stray Grouper or ARS (Red Snapper) may take your line. Cobia, Amberjacks are frequent. And freeline for King Mackeral and Barracuda is . popula

5/7/2011 12:41:08 AM - 32.24875 -79.83925

Edisto 60' Reef
12/13/2017 12:22:56 AM -

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Latest Charleston Fishing Reports

What storm?
10/20/2021 10:51:30 AM - Bob and Lisa were understandably concerned about the quality of fishing following the heavy rains. The great news was our fishery returned to its regular productive self very

Sullivan’s Island Fishing Charters
10/11/2021 11:16:50 AM - As part of their honeymoon Danielle surprised Drew with a morning of inshore fishing. Winds had been heavy out of the North for several days and I was wary that... The post S

October Fishing Report
10/1/2021 2:29:49 PM - Fall has arrived with cooler weather and shorter days. But don’t put your boat away yet because we’re about to experience the best fishing of the year! Fishermen can continue

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Charleston Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 AM on Sunday.

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:
  1. Red Drum - 55.56% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  2. Flounder - 18.52% Catch Rate

  3. Sheepshead - 7.41% Catch Rate

  4. Mahi-mahi - 3.7% Catch Rate

  5. Coho Salmon - 3.7% Catch Rate
    Coho Salmon

  6. Cutthroat Trout - 3.7% Catch Rate
    Cutthroat Trout

  7. Recommedations above based on 66 local reports and 8 species of fish for October in Charleston.

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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

FishWater Outfitters
FishWater Outfitters provides expert fly fishing guides and inshore fishing charters throughout the Charleston area. We specialize in Inshore Light Tackle and Fly Fishing in the beautiful lowcountry waters surrounding Charleston, SC.

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Top Charleston Bait & Tackle Stores

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

FinAddict Fly & Light Tackle Charters

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Top Charleston Marinas

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

Safe Harbor Charleston City
Previously named ‘Marina of the Year’ by Marina Dockage magazine, Safe Harbor Charleston City is home to the famed Mega Dock which hosts some of the most prestigious yachts in the world. As a premier boating destination, the marina’s state-of-the-art

Safe Harbor Bristol
Sitting on a quiet stretch of the Ashley River neighboring Charleston's historic district, Safe Harbor Bristol bestows boaters with easy access to open water and the rich culture of one of the top cities in the country. Take your boat out for a d

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41004 - EDISTO - 41 NM Southeast of Charleston, SC
October 23, 2021 12:40 pm EDT
Location: 32.502N 79.099W
Wind Direction: NNW (330°)
Wind Speed: 5.8 knots
Wind Gust: 7.8 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.04 in (1017.4 mb)
Air Temperature: 72.3°F (22.4°C)
Dew Point: 58.8°F (14.9°C)
Water Temperature: 79.9°F (26.6°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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