Edisto, Kiawah Island Fishing Charters
South Carolina Tarpon season lasts from May – Oct. Near Edisto, many tarpon congregate in the North and South Edisto River, along the beaches, inlets, and the Charlestonjetties. 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 tarpon.
Redfish are the primary target for fly fisherman in Edisto and Kiawah, 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 Kiawah and Edisto 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.
About Edisto and Kiawah Island
Edisto Island lies roughly 20 miles to the south of Historic Charleston and despite its close proximity to Charleston, it remains relatively unpressured as a fishery. Depending on the conditions and what is biting, we can arrange pickup from Steamboat Landing on the North Edisto River, or from historic Rockville Village on Wadamalaw Island.
The Edisto area provides many options for inshore and nearshore fishing include shallow water redfishing on the mudflats and grass flats that line the ICW and Edisto Rivers. The cooler months are prime time for large schools of feisty redfish that will easily fall for a soft plastic or a fly of nearly any pattern, while the warmer months offer many options for just about any species.
Tarpon fishing and surf fishing are great options on the North and South Edisto River and sharks are always plentiful for the kids to practice their angling skills in the warmer months. Speckled trout fishing is a treat for those anglers looking for a good fight on lighter tackle.
The waters around Kiawah Island and Folly Beach are teeming with wildlife and beauty and the prime fishing grounds are located within a quick 10-15 minute boat ride. We can arrange for pick-up from Kiawah Island or Folly Beach. Anglers can witness a plethora of wildlife and schooling redfish that feed in and around the shallow mud flats the line the Stono Inlet and Folly River. Kids Shark Fishing Trips are available during the summer months.
This area provides many inshore fishing options as well as access to several nearshore reefs located with in 5 miles of the coast. The Stono River is the primary body of water that feeds a healthy ecosystem that hosts redfish, trout, flounder sheepshead, tarpon, sharks and more. Sight-fishing for large schools of redfish from Oct thru May is absolutely world class and fly anglers can expect multiple shots at trophy red drum in mere inches of water.
For more information about these areas, visit the Charleston CVB website.