Myrtle Beach offers a host of opportunities for fishing enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels. Fishermen can fish from one of the area piers; charter a fishing vessel, or take a deep sea cruise with others who share their passion. If you’re looking for a great fishing experience, we’ve got all the information you need right here!
If you’re a land lover who would rather fish from the comfort of solid ground, there are a variety of piers in Myrtle Beach that allow fishing.
The Apache Family Campground and Fishing Pier: The Apache Pier is the East coast’s longest wooden fishing pier. The campground and the pier are part of the same property but you don’t have to be a camper to take advantage of the pier. Fishing is allowed from the pier 365 days a year. Click HERE for more information.
Second Avenue Pier: Fishermen catch a wide variety of fish at the Second Avenue Pier, including Flounder, King Mackerel and even Barracuda! Complete fishing packages are available daily. A fishing pass for one day is currently $9.00. More information can be found HERE.
Springmaid Beach Pier: The Springmaid Beach Pier has been consistently ranked as one of the “must see” landmarks in the Myrtle Beach area. Home to numerous yearly fishing tournaments, the Springmaid Beach Pier boasts great fishing all year long. Those who would rather shop than fish will be delighted to know that there is a great gift shop located right on the pier. Click HERE for more information.
You can view a directory of all fishing piers here
For fishermen who want a more elaborate fishing experience, there is a wide array of companies offering deep-sea or charter boat fishing experiences. These trips include passage on a vessel that takes groups ranging from small to large out to sea for an unforgettable experience. Fishermen usually have a choice of half day, full day or even overnight accommodations. Prices vary widely and should be confirmed with each company individually.
One word of caution; often, people who are not used to the large, rolling waves of the open sea, will experience ‘sea sickness’, a form of motion sickness. Sometimes, people who are normally not bothered at all by the rocking sensation of a large cruise ship, for instance, will find themselves feeling uncomfortable on a more moderately sized fishing vessel. For more information on sea sickness and how to prevent or mitigate it, check out this article. Of course, when in doubt, it’s always best to ask a health care professional for advice.
If you are looking for charter boat fishing in Myrtle Beach check out these companies:
Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and Dolphin Cruises
The New Billy Boy Charter Fishing Service
Captain Raymond’s Fishing and Cruises
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