Tips for Fishing in Myrtle Beach



Fishing in Myrtle Beach could be interesting, but with a few pointers from long time fisherman's could be much more fun.

When you ready for fishing you want to make sure you are going with the right gear, at the right time and to the right spot.

Do some research which bait is a best for which fish and you will have more success on your fishing trip in Myrtle Beach.

Most often used bait is squid, but sometimes could be ballyhoo, Spanish sardines, worms, minnows also fresh live bait like shrimp can attract more fish.

Reefs are good fishing spots, because a lot of small fish lives on reefs and a big game fish will come to feed on them.

Did you know what fish have been around for 500 million years!

The best time to catch stripers is during full moon. That's the period when crabs shed their shells and stripers come to eat them, so use soft crab imitation for bait.

Dolphins in North Myrtle Beach


Do you want to catch some tunas? They are the best friends with dolphins so all you have to do is look for group of dolphins and chances are higher that some tuna is around.
Snooks likes to hang out around rocks and posts.

Shark fishing in Myrtle Beach

Watch where the birds like seagulls are eating, they catching a small bait fish and chances are good that larger fish below the surface are doing the same thing.

Most of the in shore fishing is done on the bottom of the ocean, so you need to use a sinker or a pyramid shaped weight.

When fishing from Myrtle Beach piers talk to the tackle shop staff and you most likely will get an advice which bait to use and how to catch more fish.

Sound carries a long distances under water, try to keep loud conversation or any noises to a minimum otherwise fish can go away.

When preparing for fishing in Myrtle Beach on the boat make sure to take sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, drinks, snacks, wear comfortable clothes and shoes which might get wet.

Bring a camera, but don't forget to put all electronic devices in water proof bag.

Take a motion sickness pills before the boat leaves, if you are still having trouble with sea sickness watch the horizon and breath fresh air, stay away from the boat fumes.

After each use wash very well your fishing gear and boat with fresh water. Hopefully next time after fishing in Myrtle Beach you will be able to share with us your fishing experience and adventure about a big catch.

Myrtle Beach fishing chart below will show you when and what kind of fish is the best time to catch in the Grand Strand area. Slowest fishing in Myrtle Beach months from December till March.

  • January - Grouper, Sea Bass, Speckled Trout, Stripers, Tarpon
  • February - Speckled Trout, Stripers, Tarpon Snapper, Grouper, Sea Bass
  • March - Grouper, King Mackerel, Snapper, Sea Bass, Speckled Trout, Stripers
  • April - Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Marlin, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Shark, Snapper, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Blue Fish, Flounder
  • May - Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Marlin, Sea Bass, Shark, Snapper, Tuna, Amberjack, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Blue Fish, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Flounder
  • June - Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Marlin, Sea Bass, Shark, Snapper, Tuna, Wahoo, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sailfish, Blue Fish, Flounder, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon
  • July - Amberjack, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Snapper, Wahoo, Barracuda, Marlin, Shark, Tuna, Blue Fish, Cobia, Flounder, Red Drum, Red Fish, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon
  • August - Amberjack, Barracuda, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Shark, Snapper, Wahoo, Blue Fish, Cobia, Flounder, Red Drum, Red Fish, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon
  • September - Amberjack, Barracuda, Grouper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Snapper, Cobia, Dolphin, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Blue Fish, Flounder, Red Drum, Red Fish, Shark, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon
  • October - Grouper, King Mackerel, sea Bass, Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Blue Fish, Cobia, Red Drum, Red Fish, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel
  • November - Grouper, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, Snapper, Wahoo, Red Drum, Red Fish, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Spekled Trout, Stripers
  • December - Grouper, King Mackerel, Sea Bass, Wahoo, Speckled Trout, Stripers




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