Clients frequently call me to ask how the deep sea fishing is and if it’s a good time for them to book a charter. I always reply that there is no bad time to fish South Carolina. The fishing season in Myrtle Beach South Carolina may change, but each season is unique. South Carolina has a year-round fishery!
Myrtle Beach Deep Sea Fishing Seasons
Deep Sea Fishing North Myrtle Beach Spring is a transitional period in the marshes surrounding Myrtle Beach. The warm winter water starts to warm up and the bait-fish make their way back into our estuary. Blue Crabs begin to shed (molt). Red Drum schools begin to break down into smaller groups or singles. FLOUNDER will begin to move out of the ocean into the inlets, beaches and at the end of March. SPECKLED SEA TRUIT will move out of the IntraCoastal holding areas and into shallower waters to feed. Although fishing in spring can be difficult, it is possible to fish with great tactics and the right weather.
Warm water, sweet tea, and memorable sunsets. It’s a great time of year to fish. Anglers have many options for species to target. Redfish, Tarpon and sharks are just a few of the many species that can be caught by anglers. We will be focusing our efforts on big Redfish and Tarpon once we reach the summer heat. Redfish can be caught on flood tides if you love wade fishing. Flood tide fishing charters usually take place in the evening.
Fall on the Grand Strand is my favorite time of year to be out on the water. The shrimp are fully grown and the mullet run has begun. Trophy Red Drum, Tarpon and Sharks gorge themselves to gain weight for winter. Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout start to form schools. They can be seen feeding under birds and chasing shrimp in shallows. The weather patterns of the fall are something I pay attention to. Fishing before a cold front can be great with high feeding activity. Fall is a great time to plan a fishing trip in Myrtle Beach on a charter boat.
Sight fishing can be great in mild weather. Speckled Sea trout and redfish are the main targets. Redfish often gather in large groups of between 10 and 50, often sunning themselves on shallow water flats. If the tides and weather are right, sight fishing in winter moths is spectacular. We can often double up our casting to the school when guiding multiple anglers. Reddish water temperatures will cause you to move out to deeper waters when the temperature is more stable.