This past summer, we told you all about the 7 Great Fishing Piers On The Grand Strand. But just because the summer season has come to an end, it doesn’t mean you can’t still go fishing! According to, there are no bad times to fish in South Carolina. In fact, in their recent article titled, Fishing Seasons For Myrtle Beach South Carolina, they say, “fall along the Grand Strand is without a doubt the best time to fish.” So if you’re ready to catch some shrimp, mullet, tarpon, redfish, speckled sea trout, and even shark, here are some tips for fishing on the Grand Strand this fall.

  • Watch the weather and the time of day. Knowing about weather conditions that effect fish may just help you score a great catch. For example, a cold front often attracts schools of fish looking to fill up on food for the winter. The position of the tides, sun and moon also come into play. Fish are most active at dawn or dusk, making sunrise and sunset the best time to fish.


  • Ask the experts and always use fresh bait. Cherry Grove Pier, one of the greatest fishing piers on the Grand Strand, advises visitors to ask the pros in their tackle shop for suggestions on the best bait to use for the types of fish that are biting. It’s important to always use fresh bait when looking to attract large numbers. If you are new to fishing, you can also learn by watching the techniques of experienced fishermen and women. South Carolinians are famous for their welcoming Southern Hospitality, and will be sure to offer fishing tips or answer any questions you might have.

Of course, any time of year it’s smart to stick to the piers where fish tend to gather, thanks to a steady supply of marine life (a.k.a. fish food) clinging to the posts. Better yet, take a deep sea fishing charter! Either way, make sure you have good equipment and maintain your tackle. And for a great place to stay on your fall fishing trip, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and check out this featured property.

Harbourgate Marina: Enjoy your next vacation at the Harbourgate Resort & Marina, located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. Voted best marina on The Grand Strand, it has some of the best views in the area; visitors love the pleasant sights of boats, personal watercraft and occasional dolphins splashing in the water.

This spacious 2BR/2BA condo has leather sofas in the living room and a 42” flat screen TV. The master bedroom has a king bed, and there are two double beds in the second bedroom. Enjoy a cocktail on your private balcony overlooking the marina and watch the historic Little River Swing Bridge open and close. If you don’t feel like cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, you can walk to Filet’s Steak, Seafood and Sushi Restaurant and have dinner, followed by drinks at the Tiki Bar. Also, enjoy the large swimming pool located right under the building, with harbor views.

The area’s best attractions are just a few minutes away by boat or by car. The condo is close to beautiful beaches, tremendous shopping outlets like Barefoot Landing, live entertainment and world-class golf. The marina has 100 wet slips (transients welcome), a modern wooden floating dock, jet-ski rentals, charter fishing and a ship’s store.

This unit is non-smoking, is motorcycle friendly, and will allow service pets.

Fall Special: Book Harbourgate Marina by September 30th and save up to 15% off of our already lowered rates for the fall plus receive free linens!

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!


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