Best Places to Fish in Myrtle Beach

From the visiting first-time fisherman to the expert local sportsman, almost anyone can find success while saltwater fishing in Myrtle Beach.

With immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean, the area is home to some of the largest and most prized catches in South Carolina during the warm seasons, including Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Pompano, Marlin, Sailfish, Flounder, Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Black Drum, Red Drum, Trout and many others. Pick up a pole and choose from among deep sea charter fishing, pier fishing or event fishing to start! Top local recommendations include:

Favorite Charters:
Hurricane Fleet | 9975 Nance Street | Calabash, NC 28467

Longway Fishing Charters | 4499 Mineola Ave. | Little River, SC 29566

Lucky Strike Charters | 3312 Hwy. 50 | Little River, SC 29566

Reel Action Fishing Charters | 2201 Little River Neck Rd | Little River, SC 29566

These top-rated charters are less than 20 mins from Avista Resort, which offers clean, comfortable condominiums with free Wi-Fi at affordable rates year-round.

Local-Recommended Piers:
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier | 4401 South Kings Hwy. | Myrtle Beach, SC 29575

Apache Pier | 9700 Kings Rd. | Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Cherry Grove Pier | 3500 N. Ocean Blvd. | North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Springmaid Pier | 3200 South Ocean Blvd. | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

*No license is needed to fish from public piers in Myrtle Beach, but individuals 16 years of age or older need a license to fish from the surf.

Annual Competitive Events:
Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo: Spring King Mackerel Tournament
May 10 – 11, 2014

Take A Kid Fishing Tournament
October 2014

Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo: Fall King Mackerel Tournament
Date TBD

If fishing on your own, be sure to do your research and consult one of the local bait or tackle shops on the times and locations for recent catches. They may also recommend the best bait for your desired catch. Heeding their advice may pay off with a legendary catch that you’ll want to tell all of your friends about – and at the very least, you’ll spend some quality time relaxing on the water enjoying the The Grand Strand coast!

Ask the staff at Avista Resort
for additional fishing recommendations upon check-in, or contact the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

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