charter fishingThe coast of South Carolina includes a section of the Atlantic Intracoastal waterway. This is a network of man-made canals that connects inlets, bays and rivers. For anglers from South Carolina, the Intracoastal Waterway offers a variety of freshwater and salt fishing opportunities. The Intracoastal Waterway is a great place to go if you’re looking for a memorable charter fishing trip on the Carolina coast.

Charter Fishing: Where to go?

The South Carolina section of the Intracoastal waterway runs along the South Carolina coast. It covers famous places like Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Hilton Head. You’ll find a lot of places where you can go charter fishing

What to Catch?

Freshwater fishing can bring you shad, herring and white crappie as well as catfish, redfish, and striped bass. Saltwater fishing will bring you flounder, red drum fish, sea bass, cobia and mackerel. You should also be aware that the seasons and catch restrictions can vary, so make sure to check our weekly fishing report.

Important Considerations

A famous fishing spot at Myrtle Beach is South Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterway. This protected route is very popular with boaters who are traveling to Florida in spring and autumn. During these times, expect an increase in marine traffic.

Charter fishing in Myrtle Beach can be done at many marinas and piers along the Intracoastal Waterway. If you are looking for a fishing adventure, you can contact Captain Smiley to Charter a boat. Remember that this is the best time to fish in the area, and it starts in spring.


If you wish to fish in South Carolina, you will need a license. It can be difficult to purchase a license to fish on the Intracoastal Waterway. South Carolina has different licensing requirements for saltwater and freshwater fishing. Both types are available. A saltwater fishing license and a freshwater license should be considered.

Captain Smiley Fishing Charters LLC. will provide the license if you don’t already have one. Both licenses are available to residents and non-residents in South Carolina for a certain time period, ranging from one day up to one year. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website allows you to purchase your license online if you are not using our services.

Captain Smiley Fishing Charters LLC. can help you plan a fishing trip on South Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterway.

Captain Smiley Fishing Charters LLC.
4495 Baker St
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 361-7445

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