When fishing is calling your name, get ready to cast your cares away. It doesn’t matter if you are a local or a visitor of the Grand Strand; fishing is a favorite for everyone. There are many ways to cast a line along The Grand Strand and we’re here to tell you about our favorite ways to experience fishing in North Myrtle Beach.
Whether you want to keep your feet planted in the sand or on a dock, throw a line from a kayak, or leave the navigating the professionals by going out with a fleet, you are sure to enjoy the challenge and scenery.
Take a day and let the professionals plan, prep, and get you to where the fish are! Local fleets offer fishing inshore and deep-sea, half or full-day excursions - the opportunities are as plentiful as the fish in the sea. Deep-sea fishing in North Myrtle Beach offers all kinds of possibilities. Bluefin are especially abundant in the spring, while other species thrive through summer into fall. Let everyone know that you will be cooking your catch tonight!
Cherry Grove Pier
The Cherry Grove Pier dates back to the 1950’s. In 1999, Hurricane Floyd, hit the Atlantic Coast, causing the pier to be rebuilt. Today, the observation deck is 985 feet long, and the attraction is most popular for family fishing. A fishing license is not required to fish at the Cherry Grove Pier. The gift shop is newly remodeled and has everything you need for your fishing adventure. The shop offers rentals and sales, helping you with the best bait for your catch. There are one-day fishing passes available with your own fishing rod, or visitors can rent a fishing rod for a full day or half. Schools of king mackerel, sheepshead, and summer flounder are among the fish you’re likely to reel in.
Having your toes in the sand while reeling in your catch is the best of both worlds, and there are excellent beaches around North Myrtle Beach to go surf fishing. Fish have nocturnal feeding habits, so the best time to catch something right off the shore is from before dawn until mid-morning or about two hours before sunset. If you plan to surf fish, be sure to have your South Carolina Fishing License. You can register online, or local businesses like Boulineau's can help you take care of the details.
The waters of the Intracoastal and marshes of Cherry Grove offer calm waters and big catches. Cast your line for Spanish mackerel, flounder, and redfish. Small charter vessels like Captain Smiley Fishing Charters will guide you through the offshoots of the Intracoastal, or rent a kayak and paddle out to meet the fish on their home turf.
The Apache Pier is a beautiful scenic area that is wonderful for a long walk or a full day of fishing. The pier is open 365 days of the year and is the longest pier on the East Coast. The Apache Bait & Tackle shop offers rod and reel rentals to meet all of your fishing needs. The pier offers walking passes as well as multi-day fishing passes.
Fishing is a great time for the whole family! If you are looking for fishing options in North Myrtle Beach, then you will certainly want to check out all the fishing opportunities by clicking here.