Myrtle Beach Fishing Seasons

Fishing the Inshore waters surrounding Cherry Grove is just about a year long event because of warm, pleasant weather.

Flounder, Bluefish and Red Drum begin to show up in Tidal Creeks in the Spring. This is a great time for Light Tackle Creek Fishing. As days become longer and warmer, fish begin to move to our Sounds, Inlets and near shore wrecks.

June thru August is our busiest season for vacationers and there are plenty of fish to catch. Spanish Mackerel school by the thousands on Inlet Shoals during the summer months.

Fall fishing is definitely the best time of the year for Inshore fishing. Large Red Drum migrate to our rivers and Inlets feeding on massive schools of mullet. Spot fishing is very popular October thru November and make for a great fish dinner.

Late Fall and Mid Winter, Stripers and Speckled Trout inhabit creek mouths and are easily caught with artificials.

Average Myrtle Beach Area Weather Statistics

Winter Air Water
December 60 55
January 56 50
February 60 51
Spring Air Water
March 68 56
April 76 68
May 83 72
Summer Air Water
June 88 80
July 91 85
August 89 85
Autumn Air Water
September 85 78
October 77 72
November 69 62

Call Captain “Bone” for a Live Local Myrtle Beach Fishing Report (843) 249-2600

The chart below will give you an idea of when the types fish are running at the various Myrtle Beach Area Piers. Also be sure to check daily reports from the SC Dept. of Natural Resources Salt Water Fishing Trends:

Amberjack May-October
Barracuda April-October
Blue Fish April-October
Cobia June -October
Dolphin April -September
Flounder April -September
King Mackerel May-November
Red Drum May-November
Red Fish July -November
Sea Bass January – December
Sea Trout July – November
Shark May-October
Spanish Mackerel May-November
Speckled Trout Jan-March and Nov-Dec
Spots October – November
Stripers Jan-March and Nov-Dec
Tarpon Jan-Feb and May-Sept