Georgetown – Winyah Bay

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About Georgetown

Four main river systems feed the estuaries of Winyah Bay and includes the Pee Dee, Waccamaw, Black River, and Sampit. The perfect combination of oxygen and salinity makes for a healthy ecosystem while hosting 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.
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. Fishing North Inlet is back country style fishing at its finest!
In addition to Winyah Bay, the Santee Delta River system 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, thus giving anglers the best chance of success. Tarpon will feed ferociously until the water temps fall below 70 or until the first cold fronts move thru in October.
Pawleys Island is located only 15 mins to the north of Georgetown while Myrtle Beach is a 30 min drive away. Many vacationers enjoy escaping these resort areas for a day of relaxing and exciting fishing. Contact us to book your Georgetown Winyah Bay Fishing Charter and see what this beautiful, unspoiled area has to offer.

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Winyah Bay, Georgetown S.C Fishing Charters

Tarpon Fishing

South Carolina Tarpon season lasts from May – Oct. In Georgetown, many tarpon congregate in Winyah Bay and peaks in late Summer during the mullet migration. Prime fishing times book up fast, therefore advanced booking is recommended to reserve a spot for the best shot at catching tarpon in South Carolina.

Fly Fishing

Redfish are the primary target for fly fisherman in Georgetown and Winyah Bay, particularly on the flood tides in the warmer months. 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 fly fishing charter

“Tailing” Redfish

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, therefore their tails are 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.