Last Updated on April 7, 2023 by Capt. R.C.

As the temperatures start to rise, the fishing around the Grand Strand heats up too. Tarpon, redfish and other summertime favorites provide anglers with plenty of action as they hit our local waters.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just looking to wet a line for the first time, there’s something to be caught right here in our backyard. So pack your tackle box and get ready to experience some of the best fishing South Carolina has to offer!

Top Spot Along The Grand Strand

Winyah Bay is one of the best spots along the Grand Strand for fishing. The bay is home to a variety of fish, including redfish, spotted seatrout, flounder, and more.

a fisherman with a seatrout

The bay also has great access to both offshore and inshore fishing grounds. And, it’s centrally located so you can easily get to other popular fishing spots along the Grand Strand. So if you’re looking for a great place to fish in SC, be sure to check out Winyah Bay.

Species To Target

The summer months are prime time for fishing in Winyah Bay. During this time, the bay is teeming with a variety of fish, including redfish, black drum, flounder, sharks, and tarpon. There are also a number of ways to fish in the bay, so whether you’re using bait or lures, you’re sure to have a successful day out on the water. The key to success is to know what fish are biting and where they’re biting.


a fisherman with a redfish

Fishermen know that summer is a great time to go redfish fishing in Winyah Bay. The water is warm and the fish are biting. There are a few things to keep in mind when fishing for redfish in the summer. Look for areas where there is lots of vegetation. Redfish love to hide in the weeds and grasses. Use live bait such as baitfish or shrimp. These will attract the redfish and make them more likely to bite. And, be patient and keep your lines in the water. With a little luck, you’ll soon be reeling in a big catch!


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Flounder fishing in Winyah Bay during the summer is an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors and catch some delicious fish. The bay is full of flounder during this time of year, and the calm waters make for ideal fishing conditions.

Black Drum

a fisherman with a blackdrum

Black drum fishing in Winyah Bay during summer is usually good for smaller fish. However, there are still some big black drum around. They just don’t seem to be as plentiful as they are in other times of year.

You can use live bait, shrimp, or cut bait when fishing for black drum.


Winyah Bay is one of the most popular spots for shark fishing along the Grand Strand. Situated on the coast of South Carolina, the bay is home to a wide variety of sharks. Every year, anglers from all over the country come to Winyah Bay in hopes of landing a big one.

Whether you’re an experienced angler or just getting started, shark fishing in Winyah Bay can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

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If you’re looking for an amazing fishing experience, there’s nothing quite like tarpon fishing. These massive fish can weigh up to 275 pounds, and they put up an incredible fight when hooked. What’s even more impressive is the tarpon migration. Every year, tarpon travel approximately 1,800 miles from their breeding grounds in the Gulf of Mexico to the waters off the coast of South Carolina.

During this journey, they’ll pass through several different states, including Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. The Grand Strand is one of the best places to see the tarpon migration in South Carolina, and it’s a popular spot for anglers from all over the world. If you’re lucky enough to hook a tarpon, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

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Fish With us

Looking to get your summer fishing fix? Look no further than Harvest Moon Fishing Charters!

We’re ready to take you on an unforgettable adventure along the Grand Strand, including some of the best tarpon fishing in the area.

Our experienced and knowledgeable captain will make sure you have a productive and enjoyable day out on the water, regardless of your skill level. And, we’re always up for a challenge – so if you’re looking to test your limits, we’re more than up for the task.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call or book online today and let’s get started planning your next great fishing adventure!