Myrtle Beach is a great launch point for offshore and bottom fishing charters, but if you’re looking for something more connected with the ecology, a little less queasy (if you get seasick), with a shorter boat ride, and full of action for both experienced anglers or families just looking for a day of fun – let’s look at the inshore and nearshore fishing available just to the south in (and out of) Winyah Bay.

Myrtle Beach Summertime Fishing

The summer fishing season has kicked off in Myrtle Beach and all of the most popular inshore and nearshore species are continuing to be highly active. At the same time, the area is preparing for the annual tarpon migration for this 2021 season. Let’s look at some popular fishing options in the area for July.

a fisherman with a redfish

Where To Find The Best Inshore  & Nearshore Fishing For July

Myrtle Beach itself is part of the Grand Strand. The Grand Strand is a 60 mile stretch of beachside land located along South Carolina’s coastline. To the south of Myrtle Beach, just behind Pawleys Island, sits one of the largest coastal watersheds and inshore estuaries along the east coast. It is here where some of the most amazing area fishing takes place.

This estuary system is Wintyah bay. Winyah Bay is a protected inshore fishing area where popular species such as redfish, black drum, seatrout, and flounder can all be found. In July you can expect to get your chance at targeting these species with great success.

Winyah Bay also has direct access to the Atlantic ocean, just a few minutes from the Georgetown lanch point you can pass through amazing inshore fishing action and be sitting on top of a great nearshore fishery. This area is lined with wrecks and reefs which bring you shots at kingfish, Spanish mackerel, sharks, and many other species.

All of these fishing opportunities take place in calm protected waters, which make for one of the best locations for a leisurely day of epic fishing action and a great location for families to go fishing where the kids are both happy and safe.

a fisherman with a seatrout

Getting Down To Earth With Tarpon

With tarpon season getting ready to take off in Myrtle Beach, we will look again at Winyah Bay to get you in the zone for some of the best tarpon fishing in the area.

Tarpon themselves show up in the area in droves during their annual migration. Along their migratory route, they are chasing pods of baitfish to maintain energy. The protected estuary system of Wintyah Bay draws in these baitfish, which in turn brings tarpon into the area. This combines to bring you one of the best opportunities to have an amazing battle with shallow-water tarpon close to Myrtle Beach.

a fisherman fighting a tarpon

Fishing Out Of Myrtle Beach With Harvest Moon

If you are looking for an area fishing guide who can provide you with a great day of fishing while in the Myrtle Beach area, Captain Rich is your go-to local charter captain.

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