Myrtle Beach Fishing

Myrtle Beach Fishing

Myrtle Beach may be known as the Seaside Golf Capital of the World, but it is also known for the famous Grand Strand of beaches that offer excellent fishing along 60 miles of coast to over 14 million visitors per year. From the phenomenal inshore creeks and estuaries, beautiful beaches, numerous nearshore reefs, and big pelagics offshore, Myrtle Beach offers many different options for anglers.

Offshore fishing Myrtle Beach can provide rewarding catches of Sailfish and Blue Marlin. There are also lots of Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish) and Wahoo in the offshore waters most of the year. Many different species of Tuna can be caught as well, including Blackfin, Skipjack, and Yellowfin.

Fishing the many artificial reefs and shipwrecks around Myrtle Beach can produce lots of Amberjacks, Black Sea Bass, Grouper, Grunt, Sharks, Snapper, and Triggerfish. Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel can also be caught much of the year.

Myrtle Beach inshore fishing is known for its epic Flounder, Red Drum, and Speckled Trout bite that can be caught year round. Fishing the surf on the beaches or in the Intercoastal Waterway can produce good catches of Black Drum, Bluefish, Croaker and Sea Mullet as well.



Top Myrtle Beach Fishing Spots

  1. GENERAL SHERMAN WRECK BUOY
    3/20/2011 12:49:13 AM - GENERAL SHERMAN WRECK BUOY


  2. AR-460
    5/21/2011 12:05:35 AM - Average Depth: 38'  Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 33° 50.217' / 078° 22.033'  LORAN Coordinates: Chain (GRI) 7980 / 45398.0 / 59323.0  General Location: 183


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


  4. BILL PERRY REEF
    3/20/2011 12:49:05 AM - Part of the South Carolina Artificial Reef Program, this is a dual site consisting of a tug-boat and a military landing craft. The site attracts a variety of fish, including


  5. BP-25 Reef
    5/8/2011 12:30:12 AM - BP-25 Reef is a large reef with many additions. It consist of a 160' British Petroleum tanker and at least 6 New York Subway cars. Some of the fish found here are Amberjac


  6. LITTLE RIVER REEF
    3/20/2011 12:49:17 AM - LORAN C-45424.0/59409.0  GPS-33 48.812/078 30.522 1 buoy marks reef, bearing 125�/2.7 nm from south jetty at Little River Inlet. Steel Pup Tents 33 48.515/078 30.069 Ma


  7. Atlantic Ledge
    6/9/2012 1:56:28 PM - This bank had a depth of 76'. The ledge drops a few feet and it long. Grouper May/June and Oct. / Nov.  Good place to troll for kings.


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


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


  10. 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



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Myrtle Beach Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Myrtle Beach, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Pinfish

  2. Pinfish

    There is a 24.34% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 5529 Pinfish counted.


  3. Black Sea Bass

  4. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 9.41% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2137 Black Sea Bass counted.


  5. Atlantic Croaker

  6. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 8.02% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 1822 Atlantic Croaker counted.


  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 5.58% catch rate for Pollock, based on 1267 Pollock counted.


  9. Vermilion Snapper

  10. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 5.42% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 1232 Vermilion Snapper counted.


  11. Flounder

  12. Flounder

    There is a 4.76% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1082 Flounder counted.


  13. Spanish Mackerel

  14. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 4.69% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1065 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  15. Red Drum

  16. Red Drum

    There is a 3.92% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 891 Red Drum counted.


  17. Florida Pompano

  18. Florida Pompano

    There is a 3.87% catch rate for Florida Pompano, based on 879 Florida Pompano counted.


  19. Whiting

  20. Whiting

    There is a 2.73% catch rate for Whiting, based on 620 Whiting counted.


Recommedations above based on 105 species of fish and 22717 fish counted for September around Myrtle Beach.

To date, there are 148 species of fish and a total of 166506 fish counted for Myrtle Beach and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 11:32:58 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 Myrtle Beach Fishing Reports

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  • Exciting Shark Fishing In Murrells Inlet
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  • How To Plan The Best Fishing Trip Of Your Life
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  • Fishing Report Sept. 9 2022
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    9/8/2022 7:05:55 AM - Myrtle Beach Family Fishing Charter You might be curious about what a family fishing charter looks like and whether it guarantees a great fishing trip with Captain Smiley Fis


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  • Why is Fall The Best Time To Go On A Fishing Trip?
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  • Find the Perfect Fishing Charter For Your Fall Vacation
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Top Myrtle Beach Bait & Tackle Stores

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

  2. 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

  3. Fish On Outfitters
    local bait and tackle shop also offer charters and boat rentals rod and reel rentals as well live bait.

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

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Top Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Myrtle Beach Guide Service
    Myrtle Beach Guide Service offers private fishing charters for the Myrtle Beach area including Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Georgetown.

  2. Aces Up Fishing Charters
    ACES UP FISHING IS A FULL SERVICE CHARTER FISHING COMPANY BASED OUT OF MURRELLS INLET, SOUTH CAROLINA( WHICH IS JUST A FEW MILES FROM MYRTLE BEACH, SC). WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING FROM ROD AND REELS TO BAIT AND LISCENSES. CALL TODAY TO CUSTOMIZE THE PRIVA

  3. Catch-1 Sportfishing
    We have combined our efforts to better serve the Grand Strand from Myrtle Beach SC to the Murrells Inlet area in search of Red Drum, Trout, Flounder or Shark. We look forward to showing your group a great and relaxing fishing experience. All tackle a

  4. Little River Fishing Fleet
    Little River Fishing Fleet has been the Myrtle Beach area leader in Deep Sea Fishing Charters and Open Boat Fishing Trips since 1985. Our dock puts us closer to the ocean than area competitors, giving you more time to fish. And our Captains and crew

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Top Myrtle Beach 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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Bouy Conditions

Station 41013 - Frying Pan Shoals, NC
September 25, 2022 9:40 am EDT
Location: 33.441N 77.764W
Wind Direction: WSW (250°)
Wind Speed: 9.7 knots
Wind Gust: 11.7 knots
Average Period: 4.8 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (89°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.00 in (1015.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 77.7°F (25.4°C)
Dew Point: 64.9°F (18.3°C)
Water Temperature: 82.8°F (28.2°C)


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