Last Updated on March 8, 2023 by Capt. R.C.

South Carolina is known for its excellent tarpon fishing, as the warm waters and rich marine life create a perfect habitat for these large fish.

SC Tarpon Fishing

South Carolina offers some of the best conditions for these large fish. Tarpon are migratory fish, meaning they move between different bodies of water in search of food or suitable spawning grounds.

Where To Look For Tarpon

In South Carolina, tarpon migrate to the warmer waters of Calibogue Sound, Charleston Harbor, Fripp Inlet, Edisto Beach, and Winyah Bay.

Winyah Bay is a popular destination for tarpon fishing, as it offers abundant marine life and warm, shallow waters that are ideal for these large fish. There are many different techniques that can be used when fishing for tarpon in Winyah Bay, including live bait fishing and fly fishing.

To catch a tarpon in Winyah Bay, you will need to have the right equipment and be familiar with the local conditions to ensure your safety while out on the water. Whether you are an experienced angler or a beginner looking to try something new, Winyah Bay provides the perfect setting for a great day of tarpon fishing!​

a picture of South Carolina Tarpon Fishing with Harvest Moon Fishing Charters

Techniques & Tips

There are many different techniques that can be used when fishing for tarpon, including live bait fishing and fly fishing. Regardless of which method you choose, it is important to use the right equipment and stay safe while out on the water.

Some tips on how to make your tarpon fishing experience even better include:

  • Using the right equipment
  • Being familiar with the local conditions and tides
  • Using live bait or lures that mimic the tarpon’s natural food sources
  • Practicing proper catch and release techniques to ensure the sustainability of the tarpon population

With the right preparation, tarpon fishing can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for anglers of all levels. So get out there and give it a try!

a picture of a tarpon

Go With A Pro

If you’re looking to catch a tarpon, hiring a guide is a great way to increase your chances of success. Guides are familiar with the local waters and can help you find the best spots for fishing. They also know how to properly rig your tackle and bait to maximize your chances of hooking a tarpon. Plus, they can provide helpful tips and techniques for landing these fish. Overall, hiring a guide is a great way to improve your tarpon fishing experience.

Harvest Moon Fishing Charters know the best spots to find these big fish, and they’ll give you the skills and knowledge you need to land one. Plan your trip between June and October if you’re looking for your best chance to catch a tarpon. Our experienced captain will put you in the right spot and provide all the necessary gear, so you can focus on reeling in one of these impressive fish. For plenty of time to hunt for tarpon, go with a full-day charter for your best chance at landing a tarpon.

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