There is nothing we love more than spending an early Saturday morning sitting in a lawn chair, pole in hand and cooler at our sides as we work at catching our Saturday evening dinner. Serving up fish we caught and cleaned ourselves somehow tastes better than that served to us at the fanciest of restaurants. If this is your idea of a good time, your Isle of Palms vacation should be a major success! The warm waters surrounding our 7-mile long barrier island contain a huge variety of sweet and tasty fish just waiting to jump on your dinner plate! Keep reading for more information about the fish that make their homes here and the different places you can go to rent equipment or simply charter a boat.
The type of fish you can catch is determined by where you fish. If you are planning on staying on or near the shore line, you can expect to catch redfish, spotted trout, shark, tarpon, flounder, jack king, sheepshead, and Spanish mackerel. If you’re looking for more excitement than what we described above, consider a charter and head out to the deep sea, where in addition to discovering the thrill of being on the open sea, you have the opportunity to catch more impressive prey, including king mackerel, snapper, barracuda, amberjack, tuna, and bigger sharks.
Where to Charter a Fishing Trip
The Isle of Palms Marina is the perfect place to rent a boat or a fishing charter. They offer charters that range from four hours long to 12 hours and $400 to ones that cost up to $2400. The longer ones are offshore fishing charters, while the shorter ones stay near the shore. If you have the budget for it, the offshore fishing charters are exciting and fun! Make sure to include an offshore fishing charter on your list of things to do at Isle of Palms. If you are looking for a family day fishing off a boat you rented on your own, be aware that fishing licenses are needed for boat fishing. This can be obtained online from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources at www.dnr.sc.gov. Boat rentals can also be obtained from the Isle of Palms Marina.
Book your luxury Exclusive Properties vacation home today and start planning for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Many of our properties have grills so you can cook up the catch of the day without having to pay a restaurant to do it for you! Isle of Palms is full of excitement for fisherman and non-fisherman alike; there are many things to do at Isle of Palms—visit today!