September 6-12, 2009
I spent a week’s vacation based at Isle of Palms, a beach community15 minutes outside of Charleston, South Carolina. I was lucky to have the use of a pier that was part of the complex I stayed at. Also nearby were various public-access points to the water, and the vast expanse of saltwater creeks and marshes between the barrier islands and the mainland. My goal was to spend some time fishing each day I was there—and I did. Weather had been forecasted as scattered thunderstorms and mid 80s all week; but all I saw was clear, breezy, and warm weather everyday.
There are numerous resources for finding information on fishing Coastal South Carolina. It is easy to logon to charlestonfishing.com and cruise to various fishing forums, covering offshore, inshore, surf/pier, kayak, and other types of fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and bait gathering. The site is an excellent starting place for someone unfamiliar with the area to understand the various species and methods of fishing. I won’t attempt to explain all the possibilities or how-to’s involved—that might take an encyclopedia-sized volume to cover. What I can do is relate how a land-locked Kentuckian can experience some great fishing on a budget in the South Carolina Lowcountry.