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Georgetown Fishing

Georgetown Fishing

Georgetown is located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of three rivers. It is the third oldest town and the second largest seaport in South Carolina. Native Americans who lived in this region would fish from the rivers and ocean in addition to gathering berries and hunting animals in the forests. Spaniards were the first Europeans to settle in the area. In the mid-1600s, French and English settlers in the Georgetown area began trading with Native Americans. Because Georgetown was a major port, pirates frequented the waters to steal from merchant ships. With a rich history and great fishing, Georgetown ranks high on the list of best places in the southeast US.

Georgetown fishing can be productive any time of the year. Popular targets fishing inshore waters around Georgetown include Bluefish, Flounder, Red Drum, Sheepshead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. Fishing Georgetown nearshore you will find Black Sea Bass, Cobia, Jacks, King Mackerel, and Sharks. Offshore there is excellent Blackfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi (Dolphinfish, Wahoo, and many different species of Grouper, Snapper, and Porgy. There are also billfish, including Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish in the deep, making Georgetown fishing very diverse.



Top Georgetown Fishing Spots

  1. Belky Bear
    3/20/2011 12:35:31 AM - 47' deep N 33 29.600 W078047.570 0038846731 0023677349


  2. Long Bay Ledge
    3/4/2017 11:48:13 PM - Good ledge that holds fish.


  3. CITY OF RICHMOND REEF
    3/20/2011 12:48:05 AM - 33.0305 -78.9253


  4. TEN MILE REEF
    3/20/2011 12:49:24 AM - LORAN C-45418.1/59736.9  GPS-33 25.303/078 51.497 2 buoys mark reef, bearing 130�/9.5 nm from south jetty at Murrells Inlet.  Northern Buoy 33 25.303/078 51.497 So


  5. Ball Field Boat Ramp
    8/9/2016 12:17:26 PM -


  6. Springmaid Pier Reef
    4/15/2013 9:06:11 PM -


  7. Belkie Bear
    5/11/2019 10:32:30 AM - Belkie Bear


  8. Wayne Upchurch Reef
    3/20/2011 12:35:59 AM - 61' deep (buoy missing) N 33 08.500 W 078 50.700 33.141629984602332 -78.845080034807324


  9. AVENDAW CREEK CANOE LAUNCH - AVENDAW
    5/6/2013 4:04:18 AM -


  10. Artificial Reef
    3/4/2017 11:44:52 PM - Artificial Reef



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Georgetown Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Georgetown, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Black Sea Bass

  2. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 23.6% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 984 Black Sea Bass counted.

    Georgetown Black Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN BLACK SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 14.94% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 623 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Georgetown Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  5. Spotted Seatrout

  6. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 10.67% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 445 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Georgetown Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  7. Red Drum

  8. Red Drum

    There is a 10.48% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 437 Red Drum counted.

    Georgetown Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  9. Black Drum

  10. Black Drum

    There is a 10.1% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 421 Black Drum counted.

    Georgetown Black Drum Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN BLACK DRUM COUNTS CHART


  11. Whiting

  12. Whiting

    There is a 5.25% catch rate for Whiting, based on 219 Whiting counted.

    Georgetown Whiting Counts Chart
    Whiting

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN WHITING COUNTS CHART


  13. Pollock

  14. Pollock

    There is a 3.17% catch rate for Pollock, based on 132 Pollock counted.

    Georgetown Pollock Counts Chart
    Pollock

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN POLLOCK COUNTS CHART


  15. Flounder

  16. Flounder

    There is a 2.97% catch rate for Flounder, based on 124 Flounder counted.

    Georgetown Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  17. White Perch

  18. White Perch

    There is a 2.59% catch rate for White Perch, based on 108 White Perch counted.

    Georgetown White Perch Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN WHITE PERCH COUNTS CHART


  19. Weakfish

  20. Weakfish

    There is a 2.3% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 96 Weakfish counted.

    Georgetown Weakfish Counts Chart
    Weakfish

    ENLARGE GEORGETOWN WEAKFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 60 species of fish and 4169 fish counted for December around Georgetown.

To date, there are 141 species of fish and a total of 113521 fish counted for Georgetown and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 5:57:32 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Georgetown Fishing Reports

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  • Fall 2022 Myrtle Beach Fishing Report
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Top Georgetown Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Pawleys Island Outdoors
    Sporting Goods, Guns & Ammo, Tackle, Rods & Reels, Boat Rental, Guide Service, Boat Storage

  2. Perry's Bait & Tackle
    Established 1954 - Locally caught Live & Fresh Bait arriving Daily! Hand tied rigs, tackle & lures specific to local waters.

  3. Murrells Inlet Outpost
    Looking for brands like Accurate , Fin-Nor , Penn , TFO ,RH Customs or Trollpro ?! We have them and so much more ! We also carry Ammo, Fresh and Premium Frozen baits, we offer Recreational Hunting and Fishing License , a large assortment of fresh and

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Top Georgetown Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Harvest Moon Fishing Charters
    Whether you are a serious angler, a novice angler, or a family looking for a great family-friendly day on the water, Harvest Moon Fishing Charters has you covered. We fish out of Pawleys Island, South Carolina and target redfish, trout, flounder,

  2. Living Water Guide Service
    The South Carolina Coast encompass endless miles of salt marsh, barrier islands, tidal flats, rivers, beaches and inlets. The undeveloped areas throughout North Inlet Reserve, Winyah Bay, Santee Delata and Cape Romain offer anglers opportunities to

  3. Barrier Island Guide Service
    Inshore Saltwater Fishing Charters, Guided Fishing Adventures and Eco-Tours for Myrtle Beach, Debordieu Beach , Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island and Georgetown, South Carolina.

  4. Georgetown Charters
    We have over 30 Years of experience guiding fishing charters in and around the waters of Winyah Bay, North Inlet, and the Santee Delta. Solo anglers or small groups, fly fishing, surfcasting, in the creeks or at the jetties – we will put you on top o

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Top Georgetown Marinas

  1. Crazy Sister Marina
    Crazy Sister Marina has been a popular attraction for locals and tourists for many years. Located on the water in Murrells Inlet, Crazy Sister Marina offers a variety of fishing trips and water activities for people of all ages. Fishing trips include

  2. Marlin Quay Marina
    Marlin Quay Marina is the only full-service marina in Murrells Inlet. Located on South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City, Marlin Quay Marina offers a variety of services and amenities. Whether you’re in the mood to catch some fish, take in the scenery wh

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