Where to fish at Garden City, SC - Main Forum

Posted July 06 2010 - 4:33 PM

We are making a family trip to Garden City, SC during the 1st week of August. I realize this may not be prime fishing time, but I would like to do a little surf and pier fishing while there. I can't just sit on the beach like the wife and kids. What can I catch this time of year? Best baits/lures? Time of Day? Etc. We also want to take the Kids on a 1/2 or Full day charter. Can anyone recommend a good charter service. In this case, I just want to catch as many fish of any species available to keep the kids interested, Inshore, offshore or otherwise. Where is the best tackle shop for local advice?


Posted July 06 2010 - 5:02 PM

South Carolina DNR has a weekly fishing report that includes Garden City Pier and inshore reports for the Myrtle Beach area. If you have a kayak, try kayaking the creeks. I guess you can surf fish the beach, but you'll have better luck trying inlet mouths and using lighter gear- med to med heavy freshwater stuff.

And, you may need a license, depending on what you do.

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Posted July 13 2010 - 11:18 PM

I was there not too long ago....had success with blues and spanish mackeralusing mackeral rigs...you can get them at the pier...we fished Cherry grove

pier..which is north from where your going.

Posted July 14 2010 - 1:32 AM

Go see my Friend Skink ( Steve ) He works on the Garden City Pier.
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Posted July 14 2010 - 4:33 AM

Best Charters/Area - Murrell's inlet. Not too far from where you are. Best B&T - Perry's, hands down. Every bait you can imagine plus some you never thunked about.

Flounder/Speckled Trout/Redfish would be your best bets this time of year,

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Posted July 19 2010 - 10:04 PM

Thanks for the input. I will look up Skink, Ron. Much appreciated.

Posted July 19 2010 - 10:19 PM

I have a house in Surfside Beach & fish the area a lot. Ok the fishing down there is a lot different than up north. Most of the surf ( Beach ) fisherman fish bait. Shrimp & cut Mullet. The fresher the better. NOT Frozen. The adverage size rod is 9' & they are using 15-20lb line. Most of the fish they catch are smaller than the big stripers we get up here. Spanish Mackral, Flounder, Speceled trout,Spots & Redfish that can get to be a decent size. The Blues run down that way but IMO are small. I fish the Myrtle beach area & do well with 1-1/120z Kastmasters in a Silver & Blue color. Last year when I was down there I was fishing with a 9' 1/2-3 oz Tica 2 piece rod & a Shamino Stella 5000 size reel. You don't need that reel but that is a perfect size for what you will be fishing for. They normally use a 2 hook rig with a sputnik sinker. & some use a fish finder rig. I've enclosed pics. I also have had luck with the trout on Yu-Zuri Crystal minnows & Rapala Salt water X-raps size 10. I sugest you google gofishsc & also pier & surf & look for the South Carolina Regional forum.The are some good info if you take the time to do a search fishing in that area. Like I stated the fishing is different than up here. Good Luck & if I can help in any other way just ask...............Ron

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If you need some more helpfull info PM me & I'll be glad to tell you what you need. Fishing down there is a lot different than up here....Ron

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