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

Fishing has been strong along the Grand Strand this month, which should lead to the area’s best fishing of the year this October. This is the time of year where you can take your pick of species to target. After reading this report, I think you will agree that a fishing trip should be part of your visit to the Myrtle Beach area.


a picture of Plan on Fishing Myrtle Beach this October with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

South Carolina tarpon can still be caught in October.


That’s right…tarpon can still be targeted along the South Carolina coast in the month of October. These fierce fighting fish can be the catch of a lifetime for patient anglers. It is this time of year that we see the mullet run from Garden City Beach to the shores of Debordieu. Tarpon seize this opportunity to feed up for their migration back South. If you want to try your luck, try to book a full day for the best chance at catching a tarpon.


a picture of Plan on Fishing Myrtle Beach this October with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

Seeing redfish and trout blow up a topwater bait is the most thrilling experience for the inshore angler.


I always try to be conservative, but the trout bite has been on fire through September. This is one of the best years we have had in a while thanks to mild winters and moderate rainfall. The waters of Winyah Bay are relatively clean this year, and that helps these fish who rely on sight to stalk their prey.

While live shrimp is the primary bait of choice when targeting these fish, we have been having luck with other methods as well. Seeing the water explode with a trout blowing up a topwater bait is one of the most thrilling experiences an inshore angler can have. The past couple of weeks have given us the opportunity to catch trout in the double digits on topwater while getting an additional dozen or so blow ups. The aggressive trout bite will continue through October and November as these fish prepare themselves for the winter ahead.

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a picture of Plan on Fishing Myrtle Beach this October with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters


The redfish are beginning to transition back into schools with the two cold fronts that came through this past week. We have been catching redfish while targeting trout with live shrimp. This is the time of year where you can target trout and redfish in the same day. The cooler temperatures also allow for the bite to continue into the afternoon to allow flexibility for booking your inshore fishing charter.

If you are looking to catch redfish, I have different spots to catch them at high and low tides. We had a trip last week where we caught trout and redfish in double digits!


Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

Fall fishing season is here, in Myrtle Beach, and October looks promising to help you make the most of your trip. If you want to experience South Carolina’s finest fishing, make sure you schedule a fishing trip for your itinerary. Whether you are a skilled angler or a novice, I will do my best to tailor the day based on your needs. Specialties this time of year include top water fishing and tarpon fishing. If you are looking for an October fishing charter, give us a call to book today 843-485-7424