U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Carolina > Myrtle Beach - Conway area
 [Register]
Myrtle Beach - Conway area Horry County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 08-07-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
5,137 posts, read 11,353,581 times
Reputation: 970
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?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-08-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
1,693 posts, read 5,911,022 times
Reputation: 638
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2009, 06:03 AM
 
1 posts, read 16,495 times
Reputation: 11
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-28-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
1,797 posts, read 2,358,081 times
Reputation: 3563
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
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2012, 01:03 PM
 
1 posts, read 6,561 times
Reputation: 10
Why is it illegal to fish for sharks ?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-12-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
1,797 posts, read 2,358,081 times
Reputation: 3563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessenator97 View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-13-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
955 posts, read 1,306,896 times
Reputation: 574
Quote:
Originally Posted by PawleysDude View Post
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
Attached Thumbnails
Surfside Pier or surf fishing?-260465_227466643949931_1319756_n.jpg  
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > South Carolina > Myrtle Beach - Conway area
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top