People often refer to Myrtle Beach fishing as saltwater fishing. We have direct access to the Atlantic Ocean and numerous streams that flow into it. All saltwater. If you are used to freshwater fishing, there are some tips. You use different types of bait and tackle. The majority of inshore fishing is done on the ocean floor. To keep your rig upright, you will need a weight or sinker that is pyramid-shaped. After each use, rinse your reel with water to remove saltwater.
You can rent or purchase a rod and reel at your local bait and tackle shop, piers or sporting goods shops. Off shore fishing or deep sea fishing in Myrtle Beach is an adventure. Catching large, massive fish in deep water is certainly an exciting experience.
FRESHWATER and INLAND FISHING
The Myrtle Beach region is blessed with beautiful inland waters in addition to the majestic Atlantic Ocean. The Intracoastal waterway runs parallel to the coast, from Little River to Socastee where it joins the Waccamaw River. Other rivers and tributaries are also connected to the waterway. The only way to reach the ocean is through Little River and Winyah Bay.
The Intracoastal Waterway runs in its entirety from Boston to Key West. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “built” the waterway, using existing rivers and other waterways as well as digging canals to connect them. 1936 saw the completion of the section connecting Little River and Socastee, which opened up the East Coast to commercial and leisure vessels. On April 11, 1936, dignitaries from all over the country attended the dedication ceremony.
Inland waters in the Myrtle Beach Area are popular for boating, charter fishing and leisurely cruises. You can make your trip even more memorable by chartering a cruise boat. You can find cruise boats at Little River, North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach as well as Conway, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown. Some ferry passengers along the Intracoastal Waterway while others travel to the Waccamaw or Winyah Bay. Some offer sightseeing tours, while others offer dinner and dancing. Nearly all offer fascinating narratives about the region’s wildlife, scenic wonders and history.
GEORGETOWN COUNTY. South Jetty at Murrells Inlet. North Litchfield, SC, Huntington Beach State Park. Telephone (843) 226-7440 The Atlantic at Murrells Inlet Parking. Parking. Every day, open 6 am to 5pm. You will need to enter through the park and then walk long distances to the jetty.
Apache Campground Fishing Pier. 9700 Kings Road. Myrtle Beach. SC. (843) 449 6486. The Atlantic is 1,206 feet long with mid-pier shelter. Parking fee. Parking fee. Hours vary between April and October from 6 am to midnight, November through April.
2nd Avenue Pier. 110 North Ocean Boulevard. Myrtle Beach. SC. (843) 626-8480. Parking fee. Access for those with disabilities Restrooms, restaurant, and bait and tackle available. Hours vary according to season and are open all year.
Cherry Grove Pier. North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach (SC), (843) 249-1625 985 feet. Parking fee. Access for those with disabilities Restaurant, arcade, toilets, bait and lure, and a restaurant are available. Hours: Open 24 hours a day, March through November.
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier. 3301 South Kings Highway. Myrtle Beach (SC), (843) 220-5325. The Atlantic is 750 feet. Parking fee: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. all year Access for those with disabilities Picnic area, gift shop, restrooms, camping, cabins and nature trail. Campers and cabins are available 24 hours a day.
Pier 14. 1306 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach (SC). Phone 843 448 6500 Parking Fee for Atlantic. Access for those with disabilities Restaurant, gift shop and bait and tackle. Open from February to November, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. The Pier at Garden City. 110 Waccamaw Drive Garden City Beach, SC (843) 651-9700 At 660 feet, Atlantic. Parking fee. Access for those with disabilities Restaurant, arcade, toilets, bait and lure, entertainment in the summer. December through February 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday through Saturday March 6 a.m. until midnight
Springmaid Pier. 3200 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach (SC), (843) 238-5189, ext. 3008. 1,060 feet on the Atlantic. Parking. Parking. Access for those with disabilities Restaurant, gift shop, restrooms, bait & tackle, and a restaurant are available. From 7 a.m. until midnight
Surfside Pier. Surfside Beach broke ground for the new North Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing pier in December 2020. It was damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The new pier will be complete in 18 to 20 month. 11 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach (SC), (843) 223-0211. 830 feet. Parking. Parking. Access for those with disabilities Restaurant, gift shop, bait and lure, restrooms. Open March-November, 24 hours a day; December-February 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.