McClellanville, South Carolina

Fishing Charters in McClellanville, South Carolina

Between Myrtle Beach and Charleston sits one of the largest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the eastern seaboard with over 60 Miles of uninhabited beaches and barrier islands. Due to its isolation, this fishery is gets very little fishing pressure which makes for some excellent fishing year around. The Mullet Run in September will ignite a Tarpon feeding frenzy before they migrate back south and Surf Fishing in the late Fall are the main events for this area and we offer tarpon fishing charters for anglers that feel up for the challenge. Not to be overlooked, World class redfishing can happen year around on the flats and backwaters and the Speckled Trout Population is thriving in the estuaries in and around Bulls Bay and Cape Romain. We offer surf fishing charters in the late fall to target huge red drum that come in the surf the breed and gorge on baitfish before their winter migration offshore.

The Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a 20+ mile stretch of  undeveloped beaches on the South Carolina coast. Over 60,000  acres of wetlands, barrier islands and maritime forests make up this dynamic ecosystem. Three Barrier Islands are included in the refuge; Bulls Island, Cape Island, and Lighthouse Island where two lighthouses, no longer operational, still stand.

Best known for its shrimping fleet and seafood industries, McClellanville Village began in the late 1860s when local plantation owners A.J. McClellan and R.T. Morrison sold lots in the vicinity of Jeremy Creek to planters of the Santee Delta, who sought relief from summer fevers. The first store opened soon after the Civil War, and the village became the social and economic center for a wide area that produced timber, rice, cotton, naval stores, and seafood.

In 1989 the town was devastated by the full brunt of Hurricane Hugo which destroyed homes, downed century old oaks, deposited shrimp boats in front yards, and otherwise altered much of the picturesque character of this historic fishing village. Residents taking refuge in the local high school, a designated storm shelter, were surprised by a storm surge which threatened to drown the refugees. Helping one another in complete darkness, they managed to crawl into a space above the false ceilings of the building and, fortunately, none was lost.

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