Fishing along the Grand Strand is best during the warm waters of late spring through December. Anglers can fish from 10 piers and jetties for amberjack, sea trout, and king mackerel. Surf casters may snare bluefish, whiting, flounder, pompano, and channel bass. In the South Strand, the tidal creeks weaving through the salt marsh yield flounder, blues, croakers, spots, shrimp, clams, oysters, and blue crabs.
Swimmers, steer clear of the piers. Fishermen's bait is known to lure unwelcome sharks to the water as well.
Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo. For more than 50 years, from April through October, the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo has held a fish-of-the-month contest on participating area piers, with prizes for the largest catch of a designated species. There's no registration fee; entrants must take their catch to designated weigh stations for consideration. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. www.Facebook.com/GrandStrandFishingRodeo.