Cast Your Day Away Fishing Under the Carolina Sun

Article Thumbnail Image

With so many creeks, inlets, ponds, lakes and rivers — not to mention the Atlantic Ocean — located in the Myrtle Beach area, one of the biggest challenges fishing enthusiasts face here is deciding just where to cast a line.

The angling-related questions most frequently asked by North Beach Plantation guests revolve around how can they fish out in the Atlantic and which area piers offer fishing passes. Here, we offer a few suggestions related to these questions, as well as some important information to help ensure you have an amazing fishing excursion while visiting Myrtle Beach.

Fishing Charters: Imagine taking your whole family out to the Gulf Stream to catch some of the biggest fish in the world, including Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, sailfish, tuna and marlin. Reeling in one of these prizes will be an unforgettable experience — most definitely something to put on your bucket list.  

The Grand Strand’s private charter boat services will be more than happy to accommodate all your fishing wants and needs. You don’t have to go all the way to the Gulf Stream to enjoy fantastic fishing, either. Many charters offer a bottom-fishing experience that gives you a chance to catch grouper, black sea bass, flounder and other tasty fish. In addition to full-day excursions, many also offer half-day and three-quarter-day trips, depending how long and far you wish to venture out. Some even offer “big ol’ party boats” on which you can take large groups, big families and even host corporate adventures. Don’t worry if you don’t have much fishing experience — the captain and crews of each of these seasoned fishing charters will be happy to assist you. These guys know all the fishing holes and sweet spots on and around the beautiful Grand Strand coast. Charter companies like Little River Fishing Fleet, Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and North Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters get great reviews from North Beach Plantation guests. If you want an experience like no other, give one of these charters a try.

Pier Fishing: Largely thanks to its relative ease, this type of fishing is popular among many Myrtle Beach vacationers. There’s just something about casting your line into the deep blue sea, relaxing under the Carolina sun and waiting for a bite. The Apache Pier, Cherry Grove Pier, Second Avenue Pier and Pier 14 are great places to drop a line in the Myrtle Beach area. At each of these locations, there are sure to be plenty of friendly locals on hand to offer advice. They’ll be happy to tell you what’s biting, what isn’t and what bait works best. Even if you don’t catch anything, the view is spectacular, the warm salt breeze will soothe your soul, and you will want to come back for more.

Most of the time, fishing licenses are provided with the passes needed for either the fishing charters or the piers. But it’s a good idea to verify that fact with the participating vendors. It is also suggested that you contact or check with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at to make sure you’ve got all your requirement-related bases covered.

There is an old saying to the effect that “since three-quarters of the world is covered by water, we should spend 75 percent of our time fishing.” Well, you don’t have to spend all your North Myrtle Beach vacation trying to catch that whopper, but if you do want to try your hand at fishing, then chartering a boat or fishing off a local pier can provide quite gratifying experiences. And when the day’s last cast is reeled in, you can rest up for your next fishing adventure in your accommodations at North Beach Plantation.