Here along the Grand Strand, we’re surrounded by water. The Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Inlet down south and fresh water a bit further inland, for those who like to fish, the choices are limitless.

Saltwater, freshwater, pier and surf, it’s all here. And with Spring upon us, the water temperature is heating up and the fish are moving.

Saltwater Fishing
Saltwater fishing is tops in and around the Myrtle Beach area. With prime access to the Atlantic Ocean, including boundless creeks, channels and the inlet, if you’re in the market to snag a nice one, you’ve got options. There are numerous piers from which you can fish, including Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach and Third Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach. Surf fishing, which is the act of standing on the beach and casting into the ocean, can also bring in a bounty of fish. But the most fun you may have fishing in Myrtle Beach is deep sea fishing. There are numerous charters around the area which specialize in taking tourists out to sea for fishing fun.

Freshwater and Inland Fishing
If you’re more into freshwater fishing, Myrtle Beach has got you covered. With the Intracoastal, which runs parallel to the Atlantic from Little River to Socastee, then merging with the Waccamaw River, freshwater fish abound.  Throughout this watery stretch, other rivers and tributaries feed into the waterway, and passage to the ocean can be accessed in Little River and Winyah Bay.

Fishing License Information
If you’re interested in spending a day on the water in hopes of reeling in a whopper, make sure you have your fishing license.

From a Private Boat: Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Licenses are required for individuals 16 and older harvesting oysters or clams, or individuals fishing for marine finfish from privately owned boats.

From Shore: Individuals 16 years of age or older will need a license to fish from the surf, but not from a public fishing pier.

To learn more about the rules and regulations of fishing in South Carolina, visit the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

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