Our city has some of the best fishing grounds on the entire East Coast!
There are fantastic fishing spots in and near Charleston for travelers and residents to enjoy, and most of them are just a short car ride away.
These are the best places to fish in Charleston, according to us:
1. Mount Pleasant Pier
This beautiful pier offers some of the best views of Charleston Harbor. Enjoy a day with the family fishing for some Flounder, Black Seabass, and even Speckled Trout.
Where: 📍71 Harry M. Hallman Jr Boulevard
2. Folly Beach Pier
Folly Beach is a Charleston staple. Located only 15 minutes away from downtown, it offers plenty of space for you to fish in a relaxing and lonely surrounding. In this area, you’ll be able to catch Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Kingfish, Cobia, and even Sharks. You can see the record catches here.
Important: The pier is currently under construction and scheduled to reopen in spring 2023.
3. Copahee Sound
This natural oasis is just 30 minutes away from Charleston. Take out your kayak and dip it into the cold water. You’re likely to catch Bluefish, Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Trout.
Where: 📍90 State
4. Lake Wateree
This well-known artificial lake is part of a 13,025-acre reservoir. It’s a stunning place to fish, especially in spring. It’s known for Crappie, Bass, Catfish, and Bream.
5. Whitewater River
The Lower Whitewater Falls are best known for their scenic waterfalls and astounding hiking trails. However, it’s also a great place to get some quality fishing time.
6. Charleston Waterfront Pier
A great option if you’d like to fish close to home. Walk by the Pineapple Fountain and choose your favorite spot to sit down and catch a fish while looking at the Ravenel Bridge and the Charleston Harbor.
Secret tip: Measure your catch at the tape ruler drawn on the pier.
Where:📍176 Concord Street
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