Fishing poles on beach at sunset

How to Make the Most of Fishing on Kiawah Island

Spending a day or two in the sand is an important part of any beach getaway, but maybe it’s time for a change of pace. On your next vacation, take some time to enjoy the quiet beauty of the island by planning your own Kiawah Island fishing adventure. Everything you need to build the perfect outing is right here! While you’re in the area, use our complimentary Destination Guide to help you find all of the island’s best restaurants, attractions, and events. The getaway of your dreams is just one click away!

Kiawah Destination Guide

Here’s What You Need to Know About Kiawah Island Fishing

Whether you want to cast your line off of the nearest dock or are planning an epic deep-sea adventure, Kiawah Island is the perfect destination for fishing. Continue reading for the complete guide to fishing on the island!

Where to Go

There are plenty of ways to enjoy Kiawah Island fishing without private access to the island. For example, surf fishing is popular on any of the Kiawah or Seabrook Island public beaches and is a great way to catch some of the area’s saltwater fish or even a small shark! Other options include the freshwater inlets and lakes that can be found throughout the island. Captain Sam’s Inlet is a great spot if you have a kayak or a small boat. You do need a SC Department of Natural Resources fishing license to fish on the island! Visit the SCDNR website to learn more.

What You’ll Catch

There is no shortage of fish on Kiawah Island! There are over 45 species of catchable fish in South Carolina, and almost all of them can be found in and around Kiawah Island. Some of the most popular freshwater catches on the island include grass carp, tilapia, bream, and largemouth bass. As for saltwater fish, you’ll find striped mullet, menhaden, southern flounder, speckled trout, and redfish!

Kiawah Island Fishing Charters

If you want a more involved fishing experience, there are plenty of options for guided fishing trips and boat tours. Let the professionals lead the way as they take you to the best fishing spots in the area! Whether you’re looking for a tour of the island’s fly fishing or an unforgettable deep sea excursion, the perfect charter is waiting. Captain Mike Tucker Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing Charters is a great option for freshwater flats and fly fishing. Alternatively, Drum Runner Charters is a good choice for deep sea fishing!

Where to Stay Near Kiawah Island

Embrace the natural beauty of Kiawah Island with us at the Andell Inn. Our boutique hotel is right next to Freshfields Village at the island’s gate, giving you easy access to all of Kiawah’s best things to do. Enjoy luxury accommodations, world-class amenities, and gorgeous views of the surrounding wildlife on your next stay.

Our King Studio Suite, for example, features a king-size bed, spacious living areas, and a stunning view of Andell Lake. Don’t settle for less than the best on your next Kiawah Island getaway!

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