Category - Fishing

Something's Fishy Here

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Fishing is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Grand Strand The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is home to some of the most bountiful natural beauty in the United States. Its temperate climate and affordability mean you can enjoy outdoor attractions year-round. Fishing has long been a premiere recreational activity in the Grand Strand, and you can enjoy all types--from deep-sea fishing to kayak fishing to pier fishing. The Grand Strand region has both saltwater and freshwater fishing thanks to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal…

We headed out on the Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to learn a little about the basics of pier fishing. Longtime Myrtle Beach local James Ciacco gave us an tutorial on what equipment you needed, how to bait a hook and instruction on throwing a cast net. A cast net isn’t part of the basic equipment needed to pier fish—shrimp is an effective bait for most fish along Myrtle Beach area piers—but for those that take their pier fishing a little more seriously, a cast net is the most affordable way to get live bait. Ciacco…

Pier Fishing: How to Bait a Hook

Friday, July 8, 2016 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

If you’re pier fishing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, one of the most common baits used is shrimp. Dead or alive, fresh or frozen, shrimp are one of the best baits for pier fishing and can attract a number of different catches, including: Whiting, Finger Mullet, Flounder, Pompano, Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral and much more. If you purchase your shrimp bait from a pier-based tackle shop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it will likely be dead shrimp. While live shrimp attract fish based on how well they swim, dead shrimp attract fish based…

Pier fishing is a great outdoor activity that is both easy-to-learn AND easy on the wallet. Not only does pier fishing get people outside, it teaches respect for the ocean whether your goal is to relax with family or catch your dinner. The first step to pier fishing is having the right equipment. There are three basics you can’t go without: Fishing Rod/Pole: Anglers will need a basic spinning rod that is 12 to 50-pound tested. When pier fishing, a fairly light pole will do the trick, and most pier’s along the Grand Strand have tackle shops…

Leave the Fishing to the Youngsters

Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo is a panel of local, Grand Strand piers that participate in monthly catch contests, tournaments and events that draw anglers to the area year after year - fishing is one of the activities we do best, after all! One of the most popular events hosted by the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo is the ‘Take a Kid Fishing' tournament. The ‘Take a Kid Fishing' Tournament is held to introduce young anglers to the sport of fishing while creating the opportunity for a parent, relative or volunteer to spend the day with a child.…