Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by Capt. R.C.

June is one of the busiest months for fishing charters in Pawleys Island, SC

At Harvest Moon Fishing Charters, we’ve seen how June has swiftly ushered in the summer season for Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Here’s a look at our current observations and forecasts for the month.

Pawleys Island’s Primary Targets for April

  • Redfish
  • Trout
  • Flounder
  • Tarpon
  • King Mackerel


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Inshore Fishing in Pawleys Island During June

June fishing in Pawleys Island is often exceptional, though not without its challenges. Rapid temperature shifts can impact fish behavior, sometimes forcing a change in fishing spots. For example, this week, the higher temperatures have caused us to change things up a bit. We are trying to leave the dock earlier so we can get on the fish before the heat gets to them. We’re always adjusting our strategies according to the weather and what the fish are doing.

Pawleys Island Redfish Report for June

All local Pawleys Island fishing guides have collectively embraced a ‘catch and release’ policy for Red Drum. Redfish are a joy to catch and we want to do our part to ensure that future generations have the same opportunity to catch them as us. This June, the Reds have been biting mud minnows, live shrimp, and finger mullet under corks, as well as artificial baits like swim baits and DOA shrimp. Topwater fishing is another great way to target Reds this time of year.

fisherman holding red drum fish

Pawleys Island Speckled Trout Report for June

Pawleys Island Speckled Trout fishing has been good. Even though we’re not catching huge numbers of fish, the fish we’ve been catching are pretty large! We’re also landing numerous keepers in the 15 – 19 inch range. The most effective bait has been live shrimp, which can be caught in a cast net around the waters of Winyah Bay.

woman holding a speckled trout

Fishing charter clients have been catching some really nice Speckled Trout in Pawleys Island!

Pawleys Island Flounder Report for June

Flounder fishing has been awesome this year. The full and new moons seem to bring this species out to feed. Flounder are biting finger mullet at nearshore reefs, though calm weather is necessary for these trips. Inshore, flounder are biting mud minnows, live shrimp, and finger mullet. We’re also catching them on Berkeley Gulp shrimp and Saltwater Assassins in the Opening Night color.

woman holding a huge flounder

That is a doormat flounder!

Pawleys Island Tarpon Fishing Report for June

The tarpon are just starting to appear in Pawleys Island. It’s still a little early, but more and more reports are coming in. Pawleys Island tarpon can be caught on 10-inch mullet and a variety of artificial baits and flies. We’re excited to see these powerful fish in action, so give us a call if you want to try your luck at the fish of a lifetime!

Pawleys Island King Mackerel Fishing Report for June

King Mackerel have started to show up along the beaches and reefs off Pawleys Island. They are biting menhaden on live bait rigs. Slow trolling or sitting stationary are all it takes to get these smokers to bite whenever they’re around. There’s nothing like hearing the drag scream on a hard king mackerel run!

That’s about it for now! This is a busy time of year, so I apologize for the brief fishing report; but please be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot for the remainder of the year.