There is great fishing around Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, but the shallow water is challenging for fishing charters with more than one person. A short drive south from Pawleys Island will take you to over 65,000 acres of nature preserves and reserves where undeveloped beaches and natural marshes are home to thousands of fish.
North Inlet, Winyah Bay, and the Santee Delta are popular fisheries for Red Fish, Tarpon, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many other species. Georgetown Fishing charters are available for fly fishing, light tackle, and top water fishing. This unique coast by Pawleys Island and Georgetown offers fishers a variety of opportunities, from chasing the Silver King, to just enjoying the beauty of the coast while catching some fish.
Before emptying 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, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, 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 surround Georgetown, SC, covering over 65,000 acres of protected coastal habitat and showcasing some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southeastern United States.
Getting into North Inlet from Georgetown 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 fishing in South Carolina.
Winyah Bay is often the main attraction for fishers traveling to Georgetown. Tidal currents combine with the flows of the Pee Dee, Black, Sampit, and Waccamaw Rivers create islands, mud flats, creeks, oyster beds, marshland, and sandbars, allowing countless fishing hot spots for whatever is on your bucket list. 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 flow over these rock structures, carrying large schools of bait, and attracting tons of hungry sea monsters.
Cedar Island splits the Santee River ten miles before it reaches the Atlantic. Its 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 this delta, creating 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!