The Myrtle Beach area is known for a number of great fishing sites, from our amazing piers to our ocean and rivers. But did you know the most popular fishing site in South Carolina is an artificial reef just two and a half miles off the Little River shoreline, not far from North Myrtle Beach? Read on to learn more about the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, and be sure to visit this unique destination on your next Grand Strand vacation!
What is the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef?
Since opening over a decade ago, the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef has quickly become a model for artificial reefs worldwide. This submerged structure is made from concrete cones, rubble, and steel and is strewn with repurposed items like sunken barges, tanks and other retired military vehicles to attract marine life to the ocean bottom. These materials are stable, long lasting, and environmentally safe. The Jim Caudle Artificial Reef covers several acres in 30 feet of water, and is growing thanks to local efforts.
What types of fish can be found at the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef?
Like their naturally occurring counterparts, artificial reefs create a thriving inshore habitat for many species of fish. Catches at the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef include summer flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna. The Jim Caudle Artificial Reef project is supported by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to enhance fishing and aid in fish stocks.
Why is the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef so special?
South Carolina has a total of 45 artificial fishing reefs, but the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef is the largest and most visited in the state. Because it is inshore, the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef is also the most accessible for both large and small boats. It helps to boost the economy in the state and offers a truly unique fishing experience right here on the Grand Strand for locals and visitors alike.
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