The Ultimate Guide to Fishing in Myrtle Beach

Coming to the Carolina coast and staying in a Myrtle Beach vacation rental? Any avid angler who comes to Myrtle Beach should test the waters and see what they pull up. With so much that you can do here in Myrtle Beach, like taking a riverboat cruise on the Barefoot Queen, it can be overwhelming trying to get time to fish.

There are a ton of great fishing options here in Myrtle Beach waiting for you to come by. Whether you like fishing on the pier or looking to do some deep-sea fishing, your myrtle beach fishing adventure awaits. Check out these amazing fishing options!

Little River Fishing Fleet

The Little River Fishing Fleet has been the leader in deep-sea fishing charters in Myrtle Beach since 1985. Their dock is next to the ocean, so they set off and you’re already in the ocean. No long trips to get to the ocean. You’ll have so much more time fishing! The captain and the crew make sure that you and your charter have everything you need to have the best day out on the water. You can join their half-day boat for $47 per person and go fishing up to eight miles offshore. If you’re looking for a less crowded boat, their $67 per person specialty boats can take you half-day, ¾ day, or gulf stream fishing. You can even book your own private charter.

Fish Hook Charters

This fleet of fishing boats is owned and operated by local Captain Ron. With years of experience under their belts, you can expect the best fishing charter in Myrtle Beach. Fish Hook offers the best private charter service around. If you have a total of 6 passengers, they can take you Gulf Stream trolling, where you can catch all kinds of exotic fish. You can choose what types of fish you expect to catch, and how long you would like to go offshore fishing. Captain Ron and the Fish Hook charters offer some of the best rates for deep sea fishing in Myrtle Beach. This is close to our North Myrtle Beach Oceanfront condo rentals!

Reel Action Fishing Charters

Looking to take the whole family out on the water for an unforgettable fishing experience? Then join Reel Action Fishing Charters on one of their family-friendly charters! Reel Action focuses on more private charters so you and your guests can enjoy their time on the water. The private boats mean you get to fish with only the people you want. You can customize each charter to catch only the fish you want to catch. The captains will fish inshore, backwaters, or nearshore, all tailored to your choices. The best part? All the fishing gear is included! They have rods/reels, bait, and tackle, and even supply the fishing licenses! For the most amazing fishing charter Myrtle Beach has to offer, come to Reel Action!

Wise Fishing Charters

For the best deep-sea fishing Myrtle Beach has, then book a charter with Wise Fishing. This family-owned private charter fishing vessel will take you and your party through the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway to go trolling or bottom fishing for some exotic fish. If you’re looking to catch some bait, they can pull their trawl net to catch shrimp and croaker! Bring home fresh shrimp or use the croaker for the best shark fishing bait! Give them an email or a call for more information about their rates.

Fishing Piers in Myrtle Beach

Are you looking to stay on land and get some fishing time in? No problem! These amazing Myrtle Beach fishing piers are perfect. There are a ton of fishing piers not far from your Myrtle Beach condo rentals. Here’s a list of some of the best:

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier

Come and enjoy the natural surroundings as you cast out from the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier. You can fish or try your hand at crabbing here. Here, you don’t need a fishing license, but there is a daily fishing fee. You can rent rods/reels and catch a host of different fish.

The Cherry Grove Pier

Home to many record-sized catches, the Cherry Grove Pier offers anglers amazing opportunities to pier fish and crab. They have a full-service tackle, bait, and gift shop. They sell all the rods, reels, and tackle you could possibly need! Come see why this Myrtle Beach fishing pier is some of the best fishin’ on the Carolina coast!

Pier 14

If you’re looking to spend the whole day fishing, then Pier 14 is the place for you. Cast your line out from their amazing pier and catch all the amazing fish that the Atlantic has to offer. Pier 14 even offers a full bait and tackle shop. If you need a quick pick up, they have exactly what you need. And when you’re finished with your day of fishing, stop by their restaurant for fresh cooking right on the pier. There’s even live music! So, make sure to stop in for the food and the fare! 

Types of Fish

The different kinds of fish you can catch vary by season. Legally, some fish can only be caught during certain times of the year. It also depends on whether you fish off the pier or venture out to the Gulf Stream. But what’s in the waters here in Myrtle Beach? You can catch croaker, drum, sea bass, King and Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, weakfish, and so many more!

You can also trawl for shrimp and oysters or cast out pods to snag some Blue Crab! Make sure you check the state laws to know what you can catch when you make your trip down to Myrtle Beach.

Fishing Licenses

When you come to Myrtle Beach and hope to go fishing, any angler who is over 16 years old is going to need a fishing license. Licenses can be bought from any retailer, bait shop, or the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The prices of each license vary depending on where you’re fishing and for how long you’re planning on fishing. You will not need a fishing license if you plan to fish on a charter. But, if you’re planning on fishing on the amazing piers here in Myrtle Beach, you’ll need that permit. Get a 1-day saltwater license for $10 or a 14-day freshwater license for $14.

Plan Your Stay

Now that you have a good idea of where you will be fishing, you can choose the Myrtle Beach vacation rental that is best for you!

Looking for an amazing place to spend the night after a long day of fishing? Then you should stay in one of our amazing Myrtle Beach condo rentals! We offer a ton of amazing rentals overlooking the water, like our waterway villas which set you right along the Intracoastal. Wake up each morning and soak in the amazing waterfront views!  And, if you’re looking to get in a little golfing, our Myrtle Beach Golf and Resort condos would be perfect for you! With the Fantastic Four golf course, you can get that golf time that you’ve been looking for! All our amazing Myrtle beach rentals come packed with amazing amenities for you to enjoy. Your rental comes with fully equipped kitchens, many flat-screen TVs, and even high-speed internet!

Are you ready to book your Myrtle Beach fishing vacation? Contact us today to get started!