fishing Myrtle Beach

What can you catch around Myrtle Beach?

fishing Myrtle BeachPeople 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.


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.

Call Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises if you’re planning to go fishing on Myrtle Beach.

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(910) 575-0111
(843) 626-9500

offshore fishing

How does the weather effect the fish you catch ?

offshore fishingAnglers consider many factors when planning offshore fishing trips, including the time of day, tide stage, bait and hook size, rigs, and casting distance. Many anglers think only about the weather and how it will affect fishing. They don’t consider how the weather affects the behavior and feeding habits of fish. Weather, especially wind direction, can make a big difference in whether or not a fishing session turns out to be productive. The weather has a significant impact on how successful anglers catch fish.

Wind Direction and Sea Conditions When Going Offshore Fishing

The sea state and direction of the wind will determine whether fish are within shore anglers’ casting range. Additionally, the conditions of the sea during the days leading to the deep sea fishing Myrtle Beach SC session should be taken into consideration.

Onshore Wind

If there is an onshore breeze that comes from the sea (i.e. If there is an onshore wind that comes off the sea (i.e. This will cause marine worms to be displaced from their burrows, and shellfish like mussels, limpets, and cockles to be pushed off their rocks. It can also force small fish, crabs, and other marine life out of the weed beds. Larger fish will find food in this area and move to shallower waters to get it. The onshore wind as well as the rough seas can cause the seabed to churn up, which makes it easier for fishermen to fish throughout the day. Storm conditions are not fishable for safety and practical reasons. However, it is possible to go fishing right after a storm. Large fish will be found in shallower waters and will feed freely.

It can be very productive to pay attention to food sources that have been affected by weather. It is a good idea to use mussels as bait if they have been swept away by a storm during a charter boat fishing. Fish will likely be attracted to them. If lugworms have been scattered on a sandy beach during rough weather, they are probably the best bait to use. It is common for fish to only eat a single type of food if large amounts of it have been scattered around their feeding areas. These times are especially important for using high-quality, fresh bait. The fish will have many options and may disregard sub-standard baits. Regardless of how tempting it might be to fish in rough conditions, safety is always the most important thing. Rock marks can be dangerous due to large waves and swells. Piers and breakwaters are often swept over by the waves during heavy seas. It is worth not risking the safety of a fish. Also, it is better to wait until the seas calm down before you attempt to make a mark that could be dangerous in bad weather.

Offshore Wind

If there is offshore wind (i.e. If there is an offshore wind (i.e. There is unlikely to be any shellfish or worms left behind so larger fish will move to deeper waters further out at sea, away from shore anglers. These conditions will result in smaller species like whiting, poor cod and rockling which will make up the majority. They will also be encouraged to get out of the weed beds and move freely to feed because there are no larger predatory fish.

Summer Fishing

The opposite of what is described above may be true in the summer. It is periods of calm and settled weather that usually yield the best results for sea-anglers. The reason is that many spring and summer species, such as pollock, mackerel, wrasse, and sandeels, spend the winter months out at sea in warmer waters. When the weather warms up, they move to shallower water closer to shore. If the sea conditions are too rough or choppy, they may not be able to come in close to shore and will stay farther out to sea. It often takes a spell with calm sea conditions and good weather before summer species can be caught by shore-based anglers.

Call Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises now if you are thinking of going on a deep sea fishing trip in Myrtle Beach. 

Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(910) 575-0111
(843) 626-9500

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