If you love to fish you should know that some of the best fishing can be had along the Carolina coast and it doesn’t even require a boat! Being successful at fishing requires both the right equipment and knowledge of the conditions that affect the fish. Some of this knowledge only comes in time with experience but you can always find a few fishermen that are happy to share what they’ve learned over the years with you.
When you stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you’ll be close to some of the finest fishing and crabbing done off the Cherry Grove Pier right here in North Myrtle Beach. The Cherry Grove Pier is 985 feet of fishing fun for the entire family and has the only two story observation deck of any privately owned pier in the Myrtle Beach area as well as having record catches including a world record 1780 lb. Tiger Shark and a record 98 lb. Tarpon.
Tip: Always use fresh bait. It will always attract more fish especially if you are using live bait like shrimp or sand fleas. Change bait frequently for the best results. Keep loud conversation, music, and noises to a minimum. Sound carries great distances under water and can drive fish away.
Everything you’d need for a day of fishing from the pier can be had just a short distance from our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. The Cherry Grove Pier has a full service tackle, bait and gift shop. They have everything you need for a fun outing including a full line of rods and reels from famous makers like Sea Striker, Diawia, and Shakespeare, Sea Striker rigs, Calcutta apparel, tackle rental, bait and unique beach souvenirs. You can also get your daily and season passes there. You do not need a fishing license to fish off of this pier once you have purchased a pass.
Tip: When fishing from a pier, cast and let your bait drift with the tide, or fish on the bottom. The marine life attached to the pier’s pilings means a supply of readily available food to the fish, so they naturally tend to gather around the pier. Use enough weight on your line when bottom fishing for the current and tide conditions.
Have fun out there and remember that the changing tide at dawn or dusk can be among the best times to catch fish.