Offshore, Surf and Pier Fishing Around Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island offers a plethora of fantastic fishing options to visitors of the south strand! Whether you’d like to cast a line or net right off the beach or take a charter out to try to land a blue marlin, a Pawleys Island vacation is a dream for both novice or seasoned anglers. Here are a few great fishing opportunities to experience on your next trip to Pawleys Island.

Inland and Offshore Charters

There is no shortage of inland or offshore charters available for your fishing pleasure around Pawleys Island! Take advantage of pristine area inlets and marshes with Living Water Guide Services. They offer inland fishing excursions among vibrant inlets and rivers as well as the Santee Delta, the largest river delta system on the east coast. These waters are full of all sorts of saltwater species including flounder, speckled sea trout, spot tail bass, and even blacktip and bonnethead sharks! For offshore adventures, multiple charters are available at nearby Murrells Inlet. Crazy Sister Marina offers both fishing charters and offshore tours, with fishing charters ranging from half-day trips that go up to 20 miles offshore to full-day journeys venturing up to 60 miles offshore in search of mackerel, sailfish, wahoo, and marlin.

Off shore fishing

Surf Fishing

Surf fishing from the shores of Pawleys Island is permitted, with popular spots around the north beach of Huntington Beach State Park and around the jetty area. You’ll need to provide all the gear, including bait (mullet and shrimp are recommended), a durable rod, and a sand spike to set up your rod. You can also try your luck with casting nets, with the chance of hauling in smaller fish, shrimp, or crab.

Pier Fishing

Several area piers are located in or around Pawleys Island. These offer great chances to relax, soak in some rays, and cast a line in search of a big catch. The Garden City Pier has long been a favorite for fishing, with anglers likely to reel in flounder, black drum, or mackerel. A bait shop is available on-site for all your fishing supply needs. Further north in Myrtle Beach, the Apache Pier is one of the longest wooden piers along the east coast, measuring over 1,200 feet and offering rod rentals for those who don’t have their own gear. Fishing from the area piers does not require a fishing license.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fantastic fishing opportunities for you to enjoy on your vacation to Pawleys Island! Make sure to book one of our great Pawleys Island vacation rentals today to plan an unforgettable getaway to the south strand.