South Carolina’s estuaries are a beautiful natural ecosystem which host many of an inshore angler’s most prized gamefish.
Just minutes from downtown Charleston, you can find pristine shallow waters which hold redfish, sea trout, black drum, jack crevalle, and Spanish mackerel - just to name a few! If you want to chase bigger fish, it is only a short motor out to deeper water, where you can find sharks, amberjack, and cobia. Charleston boasts year round fishing, guaranteeing you a shot at the prized (and delicious) redfish and seatrout whenever you book your trip. It is not uncommon to catch redfish over twenty pounds in this part of South Carolina.
Most outfitters in Charleston also offer non-angling trips. The estuaries and bays around the Charleston are teeming with natural wonders and historical landmarks. Many Charleston fishing guides also encourage would-be anglers to put away their rods for a bit and take a sightseeing tour around this extremely unique and productive ecosystem. Options include bird watching, crabbing, shelling, historic and ecological tours. The warm weather, scenery, good shopping, and nightlife in Charleston will take care of everyone in your party while you sneak off for a day on the water.
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Top fish species to target in Charleston, SC
Fishing Info Charleston Shallows specializes in inshore light-tackle and fly fishing charters in the Charleston, South Carolina area. We offer a half day or full day trips for any level of fisherman. If you are looking for a relaxing day on the water or come with more technical experience Charleston Shallows will tailor specifically to your needs for the most rewarding day on the water. South Carolina’s pristine estuaries are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world, and support an incredible number of species in the world of sport fishing. Charleston Shallows offers you the opportunity to target inshore species like redfish (red drum), sea trout, flounder. Nearshore fishing opportunities include Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, sharks, amberjack and cobia depending on season. These fishing spots are all within a few miles of each other, and any fisherman can experience them in a single day.