Tag - Pier Fishing

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…