Introduction To Intracoastal Waterway Fishing in South Carolina

charter fishingThe coast of South Carolina is party made up of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, which is a series of sounds, bays, rivers and inlets that are linked by manmade canals. The sheltered waters of the Intracoastal Waterway provides a combination of freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities for South Carolina anglers. In case fishing adventures will take you to the coast of South Carolina, be sure to cast your line into the beautiful waters of Intracoastal Waterway. Here are a few things you need to know when going on charter fishing.

Where Should You Go Charter Fishing?

The South Carolina part of the Intracoastal Waterway covers the full length of the South Carolina coastline. It includes famous vacation spots such as Hilton Head, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach. South Carolina is made up of bodies of water including the Waccamaw, Little, Harboar, North Santee, Dawhoo, Stono, Beaufort, Ashepoo, and Savannah Rivers, along with other cutoffs and creeks, all of which are great for North Myrtle Beach charter fishing.

What To Catch?

In the freshwaters of the Intracoastal Waterway, there are many things to catch like largemouth, catfish, redfish, striped bass, shad, herring, white crappie, and catfish. In saltwater, you will find mackerel, cobia, black and red drum fish, flounder, cobia, dolphin, and seabass as well as shrimp and crab. Catch and season limits vary, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources keeps updated listings.


Fishing is reliable throughout Intracoastal Waterway in South Carolina, however, this sheltered route is famous with boaters heading from and to Florida in the fall and spring, you might run into the marine traffic while you are fishing. You can fish at most marinas and piers long the Intracoastal Waterway or take a boat out on the water to fish. The prime fishing season will run from spring through fall.


You require a license to fish in South Carolina, however, purchasing a license to go on fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway can be a bit tricky because different licenses are required for freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing in South Carolina. License is included in charter fishing. To expand your options and cover you bases, you might want to buy a Saltwater Fishing License and a Freshwater Fishing License – they are available for non-residents and residents of South Carolina, for certain periods from one day to one full year. Buy your license online on the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website.

Fish On Outfitters provides guided charter fishing on the intracoastal waterway. Call us now for more information.

Fish-On Outfitters
800 Sea Mountain Hwy
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249-2600