About Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island is a 4 mile strip of land that overlooks the salt marsh creek on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other. Fishing in Pawleys creek can be very productive for flounder, trout, and redfish, however it is a very shallow creek so many folks choose to fish from a kayak, small boat, or from land which makes it great place for a stress free, family fishing outing with the kids. An excellent fishing spot for anglers without a boat is on the north end of Pawleys Island, as well as the south end. Public parking is available at both locations.
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!
Surf fishing is exceptional on the island, particularly around the inlets. Surfishing is best starting in late August through November and anglers can expect to catch bull redfish, flounder, trout, bluefish and sharks.
For more information about fishing in Pawleys Island, stop by and talk to the staff at Pawleys Island Outdoors. They are very helpful and will assist you with getting the right tackle and rigs for the type of fishing you want to do.
Pawleys Island Outdoors also offers boat rentals for the Myrtle beach area.
For vacation rentals and accommodations, please visit PawleysIsland.com.
Pawleys Island Fishing Charters
Pawleys Island, South Carolina holds an abundance of flounder which are generally caught from March thru December using live bait, artificials, and fly fishing gear. Due to the relatively small area to fish in Pawleys Inlet, we don’t typically run fishing charters in Pawleys creek. However there are many options for flounder fishing in Pawleys for anglers who have access to a small boat, kayak, or wish to fish from land.
There are many options for fly fisherman visiting Pawleys Island. Just a short drive to the south of Pawleys is Winyah Bay and Cape Romain where anglers can experience some of the best fly fishing in the area. Redfish are the primary target for fly fisherman particularly on the flood tides during Summer and Fall, and in the Winter when redfish congregate in big schools in shallow creeks and bays.
Family Fishing Charters
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.