Fishing for redfish, trout, and flounder is pretty much a year-round activity for anglers fishing in or near Murrells Inlet. This inshore fishery is one of the most productive along the Grand Strand. Located within a 30-minute drive from Murrells Inlet, neighboring Winyah Bay offers a relaxing day of fishing while avoiding the crowds in the coastal waters along the Grand Strand.

Fishing Winyah Bay

The estuary in Winyah Bay provides incredible, crowd-free, fishing in amazing inshore waters for species such as redfish, seatrout, sheepshead, and many more.

a fisherman with a redfish

Winyah Bay is the third-largest estuarine watershed on the East coast, and it is surrounded by several other estuaries including North Inlet, the Santee Delta, and McClellanville.

Winyah Bay is actually comprised of the drainage points for four major rivers. One of these is the Waccamaw River, which is part of the greater Winyah Bay watershed. The inland facing side of Murrells Inlet has direct access to this river, and those who wish to do so can navigate this river south and land right inside of Winyah Bay.

When fishing the right temps, the inshore fishery of Murrells Inlet and the backcountry located in Winyah Bay are very productive. Among the most notable mid-summer species are, redfish, black drum, and flounder.

At the same time, tarpon will find their way into the area, during the summer tarpon migration, which lasts into Fall.

a picture of Inshore Fishing At Murrells Inlet with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

You can again expect shots at redfish, seatrout, black drum, and a handful of other inshore species in the winter. Though redfish will be the primary targets for the most part.

Alternately, you can be at a launch point within a 20-30 minute drive to Georgetown where you will be near the dead center of the action in the area.

Fish Winyah Bay With Harvest Moon Fishing

If you are in Murrells Inlet and looking to fish the amazing coastal watershed inside of Winyah Bay, Captain R.C. here at Harvest Moon Fishing is a local guide dedicated to this part of the fishery.

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