Fishing in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak
June 21, 2018

Water, water, everywhere, so why not catch some fish? Myrtle Beach is, of course, situated along the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Intracoastal Waterway, providing great places to fish. From fishing off piers to exciting day trips with fishing charters, here are some ways to go fishing while you’re here in Myrtle Beach:

Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

Take in beautiful views of the ocean from a unique perspective by going fishing off of one of Myrtle Beach’s many great piers! Locals and visitors can spend the day fishing at the following piers: Cherry Grove Pier, Apache Pier, 14th Avenue Pier, 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park Pier, Surfside Beach Pier, and the Garden City Pier. Many, if not all, of the piers offer bait and rod rentals on-site for your convenience.

Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

There are plenty of fishing charters in the area that will be delighted to take you out on a fishing trip while you’re in Myrtle Beach. Fishing charter companies offer inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and even offshore fishing 30+ miles out to sea! Most fishing charters include bait, fishing rods, fuel costs, and any of the permits or licenses you may need to fish.

Deep Sea Fishing

1525 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

If you’re looking to go deep sea fishing in Myrtle Beach, look no further than Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises! Based out of Dock Holiday’s Marina in North Myrtle Beach, Voyager offers ½ Day Fishing Trips, Gulf Steam Trips, and even 22 Hour Gulf Stream Trips! Voyager also offers a variety of private deep sea trips, too.

Shore Fishing

Shore Fishing

Those 16 and older need a license to fish from the shore in Myrtle Beach. Fishing licenses can be purchased online by visiting www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html as well as at select Wal-Marts, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Outdoor World, Lakewood Camping Resort, Pirateland Campground, and several other places along the Grand Strand.

Boat Rentals

1525 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

If you don’t want to sign up for a fishing charter and would rather take to the water on your own, try renting a pontoon boat from Action Water Sportz and go fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway! If you’re using a private boat, then people 16 and older need a license for harvesting oysters, clams, or fishing for marine finfish. Licenses can be purchased at www.dnr.sc.gov/purchase.html