This week I am headed to South Carolina for a wedding and to visit my in-laws, but I also hope to do some fishing on the ponds, piers and beaches of SC.
I'm looking forward to exploring a new area on foot, but honestly I am pretty spoiled by the terrific surfcasting we have here on Cape Cod.
From what I have gathered, most shore fishing in South Carolina takes place from piers. Growing up I used to fish from the Scusset Beach fish pier, but I have never fished a pier the magnitude of the ones they have in SC.
As far as species are concerned I know there are kingfish, spanish mackerel, flounder, trout, red and black drum and sheep head. I'm sure there are some sharks around too.
Right now I am in the passenger seat of Lauren's Subaru Imprezza, and we are about to enter Fredericksburg, Virginia where we will stay the night. Tomorrow we'll drive another six hours en route Calabash, North Carolina.
We'll spend tomorrow night in Calabash and on Wednesday morning I plan to head to Sunset Beach Fish Pier which is about 5 minutes from where we will be staying.
Later in the day on Wednesday we hit the highway again, this time en route to Myrtle Beach where we will attend our friend's wedding.
Our hotel is the Holiday Inn Pavillion which is more or less located right on the sand at Myrtle Beach.
I am not in the wedding so I should have a decent amount of time to explore around. My online research has not yielded much information about surfcasting but hopefully I can find something that is willing to bite.
Post-wedding I am heading to Spartanburg, South Carolina to visit Lauren's parents. They are located about 3 hours from the ocean so I will probably try to do some sort of freshwater fishing, perhaps in the lakes and streams in nearby Lake Lure, North Carolina.
So we shall see what happens. I am not expecting any huge catches (like the roosterfish in Costa Rica) but you never know unless you try.
If you have any experience fishing in South Carolina then please let me know by commenting below.
I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!