Last Updated on August 21, 2022 by Capt. R.C.

It’s been a hot summer for the Grand Strand in South Carolina. We have seen the effects water temperatures near 89º have had on fishing. These warm waters have flooded the bays with bait and the inshore fish have all they need to sustain themselves.

Tarpon have been the most consistent target throughout these hot summer days in Myrtle Beach. This voracious species actually follows the warm water and bait migration to end up in Murrells Inlet and Winyah Bay. Anglers with patience and persistence can be rewarded by catching the fish of a lifetime. The tarpon should stick around through mid-October even though the water temperatures will begin cooling down.


a picture of September a Solid Month for Fishing Myrtle Beach with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters


September tends to bring life to fishing in Myrtle Beach. It is one of the best months for fishing along the South Carolina coast. Live bait remains abundant, and cooling water temperatures provide a sense of urgency for fish to feed. The speckled trout will be getting close to their fall spawn, and they will instinctively begin to gorge themselves as they try to build up fat cells for the coming winter. These factors lead to some fantastic fishing as the fish begin to school up!


a picture of September a Solid Month for Fishing Myrtle Beach with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters


Eventually, these same conditions will lead to the redfish grouping up in North Inlet and Debordieu. From the spring transition through summer, fishing for reds can become challenging. This all changes as the same instincts for trout cause redfish to become easier to target. The more aggressive behavior can make for some great fishing whether using live bait, artificial or topwater. If you plan to visit Myrtle Beach during September, you could be in for some great fishing!


a fisherman with a redfish


While fishing improves in September, so do other extracurricular activities. Football and hunting season are welcomed undertakings to reduce the number of boats on the water. This makes September fishing that much better!

Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

We have some open dates remaining through the rest of August and September. 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 to get out there, give us a call to book today 843-485-7424