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Unread 08-07-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Default Surfside Pier or surf fishing?

Just wondering if fishing from the pier would be better to fish from or the surf?

What kind of fish is being caught now?
What kind of bait is being used?
Do you need a fishing license?
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Unread 08-08-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Here is a site that you can get all the info you need & then some:
South Carolina/Georgia - Pierandsurf.com (http://www.pierandsurf.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=10 - broken link)

I know that fishing off of the Pawleys Island pier (private, sorry) has been very slow. I saw someone who caught a nice 22 in black drum in Winyah Bay yesterday off a boat. Surf fishing & the creek have been pretty slow unless you like mullet (yuck). It was just too hot the last couple of weeks & the fish have gone deep & slow.

It may be worth your while to go on a charter or head boat get offshore.
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Unread 06-28-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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You don't need a license to fish from a pier or from the surf. Whiting and blue fish are being caught in the surf. Flounder are also being caught in the creeks.
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Unread 06-28-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Effective July 1st, you need a saltwater fishing license to surf fish, from a private dock or from a free public pier. Most commercial piers are licensed to permit you to fish there without an individual license. Be sure to ask, so that you know you're covered. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Here's the latest Fishing Trends Report
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Unread 06-12-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Why is it illegal to fish for sharks ?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Why is it illegal to fish for sharks ?
Shouldn't be too hard to figure out. MB works hard to optimize the tourist experience. There are a lot of mommies who would rather not see 6-8' sharks pulled out of the water where junior was just swimming. If you don't see 'em, it's easier to imagine they're not there.

BTW, that's an Horry County regulation. Georgetown County does not prohibit shark fishing, although Pawleys Island has a ban during the summer months.
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Unread 06-13-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Shouldn't be too hard to figure out. MB works hard to optimize the tourist experience. There are a lot of mommies who would rather not see 6-8' sharks pulled out of the water where junior was just swimming. If you don't see 'em, it's easier to imagine they're not there.
LOL ... ain't that the truth. We make a point to take all visitors to the pier and have them look over the side as one of the fisherman throw a fish back in the water ... .... changes a few minds about swimming in the ocean.

I think the no shark fishing ban just makes the problem worse. Not that I think we need to thin out the sharks so we can all swim in the ocean. I for one am quite content to sit in my low a$$ chair at the edge of the ocean and enjoy the beach, after all they were here before I was. As the mom of an avid fisherman, though, I know the enormous amount of sharks can make it tough on those fishing on the pier .... makes it difficult to bring up a fish in one piece
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