Last Updated on March 3, 2023 by Capt. R.C.

February is often overlooked as an ideal month for fishing off Myrtle Beach. Still, with its cooler temperatures and lower humidity, many near-shore opportunities exist. Whether you’re an expert angler or a rookie looking to learn, February can provide some of the best fishing experiences the area has to offer.

In the shallow waters alone, a variety of fish, such as spotted sea trout, redfish, sheepshead, and more, can easily be found. And with so much diversity among these fish species, experienced fisherpeople often discover multiple trips are needed to experience everything there is to catch in this incredible place. So don your hat and grab your rod and reel – it’s time for an adventure in February!

man with redfish

Inshore Fishing

February is an ideal time to hit the inshore waters off Myrtle Beach, as many popular species are still readily available. Redfish, spotted seatrout, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, and striped bass can all be targeted inshore from this South Carolina locale during the cold winter.

Anglers looking for a successful day on the water should focus on seeking deep pockets with plenty of structure for these fish to hide beneath. Live shrimp and mud minnows can draw in a lot of bottom feeders like sheepshead and black drum, while jerk baits and other lures like jigs and soft plastics can bring in an impressive haul of other local favorites. You can have a great day fishing inshore in Myrtle Beach this February with simple preparations and knowledge!

man with striped bass

Nearshore Fishing

February is prime time for targeting nearshore species like Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, black sea bass, amberjack, and cobia. You don’t have to venture too far from the beach either – these fish can usually be found within a few miles of shore.

Anglers often use three main methods when fishing for these nearshore favorites: trolling, jigging, or live bait fishing. Regarding trolling, spoons, plugs, and feathers work well on Spanish and king mackerel. For jigging, heavier jigs and bucktails are good options. Finally, trying cigar minnows or menhaden will help draw in cobia and amberjack when you’re live bait fishing. These techniques provide anglers with plenty of opportunities to bring in a catch this February!

a fisherman with a kingfish

Fish With Us!

With February comes cooler temperatures – but that doesn’t have to be a deterrent for anglers looking to make the most of their fishing trip on the Myrtle Beach coast. With plenty of opportunities to get out on the water and experience some great fishing, an experienced guide can ensure you and your crew of anglers don’t miss a chance to land some catches.

Whether you’re hoping to target inshore or nearshore species, Harvest Moon Fishing Charters has your back with convenient booking options that cater to all levels of expertise. Give us a call or check out our easy online booking system – we take all the guesswork out of planning a successful, memorable trip on the water. And with all the stories they’ll tell when they get home, your kids won’t stop talking about it for weeks!