Georgetown Inshore Fishing
Just before they empty into the Atlantic, the Waccamaw, Black, Sampit, Pee Dee, and Santee Rivers flow through and around the city of Georgetown, SC. The deltas, marshes, and bar built estuaries formed by the river's flow and tidal currents, along with the jetties built for the towns industry make Georgetown a hotbed for any type of South Carolina saltwater fish. North Inlet, Winyah Bay, and the Santee Delta are all excellent fisheries allowing anglers to try many different styles of fishing. Tarpon, red fish, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, shark, and many other fish are abundant in these areas during different times of the year.
Along with the incredible fishing, five different nature preserves and reserves combine to cover over 65,000 acres of protected coastal habitat showcasing some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southeastern United States.
Getting into North Inlet can be a challenge if you aren't familiar with Mud Bay, but get ready for some world class fishing if you make it in. Light tackle, fly fishing, top water, the tried and true Carolina rig, and many other fishing methods work well in this enormous marsh. On certain days the water is so clear here you won't believe you're in South Carolina.
Winyah Bay is often the main attraction for fishers traveling to Georgetown. Tidal currents combining with the flows of the Pee Dee, Black, Sampit, and Waccamaw Rivers create islands, mud flats, creeks, oyster beds, marshland, and sandbars allowing countless hot spots for whatever fish is on your bucket list. To add to the incredible area, jetties line the mouth of Winyah and sit just above or a few feet under the surface creating some of the best fishing on South Carolina's coast. Rising and falling tides flowing over these rock structures carrying large schools of bait attract tons of hungry sea monsters.
Santee River Delta
Cedar Island splits the Santee river, ten miles before it reaches the Atlantic. It's basin stretches as far west as Greenville, SC and as far north as Hickory, NC creating the second largest river on the east coast. The flow of this river combined with the tide creates two large deltas. Thousands of oyster beds, mud flats, and sand bars are hidden in these deltas and create perfect areas for large predators to wait. Tidal creeks, marshland, and small islands create the perfect environment for menhaden, mullet, and shrimp to thrive. With this amount of bait attracting large fish your chances are high to hook into a bull red, gator trout, doormat flounder, or even a Megalops Atlanticus better known as Tarpon!