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Fishing spots around Charleston

Find out where to fish around town.


See what’s biting at the new Folly Beach Pier.

Photo courtesy of Charleston County Parks

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This article was written by Maggie Vickrey and updated by Tatum Jacaruso.

With spring just around the corner in the Holy City, you may be fishing to explore the outdoors. That’s why we put together a list of seven fishing spots in the Lowcountry that are great for reeling in a catch while enjoying the sunshine.

Fishing spots

Mount Pleasant Pier | Hours vary | 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr Blvd., Mount Pleasant | $5 daily fishing, free with pier fishing pass | Tucked under the Ravenel Bridge is this 1,250-ft pier with great sunrise and sunset views.

Pitt Street Bridge | Pitt Street, Mount Pleasant | Free | Fish off of the pier at the end of the bridge or launch a kayak and fish in the surrounding creeks for flounder, bass, and trout.

Copahee Sound | 902 State Rd. S-10-1075, Awendaw | Free | The Gadsdenville Public Boat Landing provides kayak and canoe access to the Copahee Sound — keep an eye on the tide levels.

Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve | Sunrise-sunset, closed on Tuesdays | Free | 1066 Botany Bay Rd., Edisto Island | Visit the preserve for surf fishing and check out Jason’s Lake for adult-youth catch-and-release fishing.

Folly Beach Pier | 8 a.m.-sunset | 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach | $5 daily fishing, parking fees vary | The new pier is one of the best saltwater fishing spots in the area and offers rod rentals.

Shem Creek Park | 5 a.m.-12 a.m. | Shrimp Boat Lane, Mount Pleasant | Free | Cast a line along the park’s 3,000-ft boardwalk or fish off the pier while you take in the scenic views.

James Island County Park | Hours vary | 871 Riverland Dr., James Island | $2 admission | Enjoy saltwater fishing and crabbing from the dock on the tidal creek and bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables.