Last Updated on February 23, 2024 by Capt. R.C.

Myrtle Beach Fishing Report for February


This is Harvest Moon Fishing Charters’ Myrtle Beach, South Carolina fishing report for February 2024. While business normally slows down this time of year, we have been able to make it out a few times to keep you up to date on what’s biting in Myrtle Beach.


woman holding red drum fish in myrtle beach, south carolina

Redfish can still be found in schools around Myrtle Beach in February.


Best Fish to Target in Myrtle Beach During February

  • Redfish
  • Black Drum
  • Striped Bass


woman and son holding redfish

Cold days can be some of the most productive when fishing for Red Drum.


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Finding Schools of Redfish in February

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina gets pretty cold in February, and that’s what makes the Reds school up in the back of creeks. Redfish will find creeks with shallow flats that warm up during the day, and deep water where they can disappear on colder days. Finding one of these schools can make the day with non-stop action!

When looking for a school of redfish, keep your eyes open for fish making wakes in smaller creeks. If you come across this, try to be quiet and still until the fish have time to settle down. You have found where they want to be, and they will surely return.

D.O.A. Lures 3 inch shad lures can be extremely effective when fished with a little finesse. Try not to move your bait around too much, and be sure to add a little scent to it. This easy meal, coupled with enticing flavor, is a sure way to get them to bite your bait.


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Black Drum Fishing in February

We have been catching black drum on the jetties out of Little River and Murrell’s Inlet. There are also reports of them being caught on nearshore reefs off of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Black Drum can be a reliable species for action in February.

Some of our Myrtle Beach Fishing Charters have seen steady action on Black Drum. There are also some days where we have had to keep moving to keep the action going. It all depends on the fish, and your captain to make it happen.

Black Drum tend to prefer shrimp as their bait of choice. They will also devour a bloodworm or fiddler crab. Their bite can sometimes be sneaky, and sometimes they will absolutely hammer your bait!


fishermen with striped bass in north myrtle beach, sc

Stripers put up a fun fight, even in colder water temperatures!

February Striped Bass Fishing in Myrtle Beach

Striper fishing charters are a lot of fun for February, because these fish still fight hard in colder temperatures. Striped Bass, also known as Rockfish, can also be a challenging target due their nomadic nature. It seems like these fish are always on the move.

We are having some days of catching over 10 Striped Bass, and most trips we get close to that number. Sometimes we have to move around to find them, and sometimes we can get on a strong bite that’s fast and furious!

These fish can be caught in the ocean off of  the beaches up North, but we mainly target them in the bays and rivers around Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach’s Striper fishery used to be a lot stronger than it is today, but it is making a significant comeback. We are excited to see what happens in years to come with these powerful fish!



Booking a Myrtle Beach Fishing Charter

Contact Harvest Moon Fishing Charters and check out our reviews if you would like to go fishing! The Winter months are sometimes the best for fishing the waters from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown. Call today, or check out our convenient online booking system.