Winyah Bay, Georgetown S.C Fishing Charters
South Carolina Tarpon season lasts from May – Oct. In Georgetown , many tarpon congregate in Winyah Bay, along the beaches, inlets, and jetties. Tarpon season peaks in late Summer through early Fall when multiple shots of Tarpon are common during the mullet migration. Prime fishing times book up fast so be sure and reserve a spot early for the best shot at catching the elusive silver king in South Carolina.
Redfish are the primary target for fly fisherman in Georgetown and Winyah Bay, particularly on the flood tides during summer. When the weather cools off, the water turns gin-clear and redfish begin to school up in shallow water to seek refuge from hungry dolphin. Tarpon, trout, cobia, and flounder are also prime fly fishing targets when the conditions are favorable. We provide top-quality fly gear gear for your fishing charter.
The most exciting sight-fishing in the Georgetown area takes place during the Summer and Fall flood tides. High tides send swarms of hungry redfish onto the shallow grass flats to feed on crabs which leave their tails exposed above the water line. Stealth and casting accuracy are critical to getting these fish to bite. “Tailing” redfish can be caught on fly fishing gear and light spin tackle.
Four main river systems feed the estuaries of Winyah Bay which include the Pee Dee, Waccamaw, Black River, and Sampit. The perfect combination of oxygen and salinity makes for a healthy ecosystem that hosts bountiful wildlife including Alligators, Bald Eagles, Bottlenose Dolphin, Ospreys, and Brown Pelicans. Saltwater fishing opportunities include Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Tarpon, Cobia, Black Drum, King Mackerel, Spadefish and Sharks. Winyah Bay jetties are a hot spot for all species of inshore fishes and on the right day they can serve up the big three species; Cobia, King Mackerel and Tarpon. Huge Flounder can also be caught around the rocks of the Georgetown Jetties as well as trophy Red Drum in excess of 30lbs.
North Inlet is a unique Ecosystem that helps make up a portion of Winyah bay. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and Flounder are the primary target in North Inlet and due to its relative isolation, anglers can expect to have many days to themselves. Fishing North Inlet is back country style fishing at its finest!
Just to the South of Winyah Bay is the Santee Delta River system which also offers many inshore and nearshore fishing opportunities. During the warmer months, Tarpon migrate to the South Carolina coast to take advantage of the large amount of bait fish that show up in late summer. Tarpon will feed ferociously until the water temps fall below 70 which typically takes place in mid October.
Pawleys Island is located only 15 mins to the north of Georgetown and Myrtle Beach is a short 30 min drive away. Many vacationers enjoy escaping these resort areas for a day of relaxing and exciting fishing. Come fish with us today and see what this beautiful, unspoiled area has to offer.