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Bulls Bay, South Carolina

If you are looking for developed sandy beaches, vacation resorts, fancy restaurants or places to ride a boat and jet ski, don’t plug Bulls Bay, South Carolina into your GPS.  There’s none of that here. Just fishing.

But, wow, the fishing is fantastic. When it comes to redfish and speckled trout, experienced anglers say there are not many spots that can beat Bulls Bay. That’s because its many rivers, creeks, runouts and marshy areas are like a magnet for specks and reds.

The history books point out that the area was named after an English settler, Stephen Bull, who arrived on Bull Island in 1670. But had those folks been fishermen, it could very easily have been named after the bull reds that roam the marshes and the bay area.

Fishing Bulls Bay

The area would be more popular for fishing except that on low tide, much of the backwater and the bay itself are scary shallow. If you aren’t experienced in the bay, your best bet is to hire a guide and then go fishing. There’s just so much water to cover and so many obstacles, anything else would be a bad decision. But the bay is full of fish — reds, speckled trout and flounder. A special bonus is that this is one of the area’s less-pressured fisheries.

There are some charter boats that run out into the Atlantic for bigger and more varied catches. But this area is mainly known for its miles of backwater marsh, rivers, creeks and run-outs, as well as the shallow bay that is almost like a redfish, speckled trout and flounder fish hatchery.

The good thing about taking a guide trip is they can find their way through the maze — and it is a maze — of waterways to the best fishing. And they can do it safely. This is fairly easy fishing because most of it is in calm waters and easy to cast to structure. There is a lot of point and bank fishing, which makes it easier on less experienced anglers because they can see what they are fishing by.

Some of the more popular areas that you may fish include the Long’s Creek area and points on the bay side of the marsh. This point catches baitfish and draws fish from both the Awendaw and Long creeks, which it separates. Some of the areas, like the mouth of Venning Creek and Anderson creek, offer great fishing, but they also have a lot of boat traffic. That isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes in this area if a boat passes by, it stirs up the bottom and all kinds of bait. Fish will often move out into those boat lanes for an easy meal. If you move quick enough, you can make an easy meal out of them.

A popular bank area is the Bull Harbor bank, as well as the Bull Creek and Summerhead Creek bank. The Bull Creek bank is a steep bank that holds fish right on the edge of the grass. Anywhere in the bay that you can find shell rakes (shell banks formed by waves and boat wakes), it’s a good bet to fish them for reds and speckled trout.

If you are fishing on your own, there are several public landings on Bulls Bay. The Garris Landing on Sewee Bay and Buck Hall Landing in the Francis Marion National Forest are easily accessible. There is a good ramp area in McClellanville which offers easy and quick access to the popular Cape Romain’s marsh area.

Visiting Bulls Bay

The bay, located between Georgetown and Charleston on the Atlantic Ocean, is only accessible by boat and there are no major roads leading to it. The only towns along the bay are Awendaw and McClellanville on state Hwy. 17. You can access the bay from either of them or take a long bumpy boat ride up or down the coast from another destination.

Bulls Island offers a day’s adventure to break up your fishing vacation. It is the largest barrier island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and is a six mile long uninhabited and unimproved island. It’s truly one of those rare “get away from it all” spots, but you need to take everything you want with you. There’s nothing there but 66,000 acres of beaches, birds, fish and wildlife. You can reach it by ferry out of the Garris Landing in Awendaw.

Book A Bulls Bay Fishing Charter

Bulls Bay is a unique area on the South Carolina coast that puts you right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and some of the best fishing along the coast. It’s location is perfect for getting the most out of a good charter fishing trip with a variety of species to go after. It’s a lot more serene than some of the busier spots, but that’s just when it comes to people. A trip on the coast should always include a trip on the water, either with a close-in charter or one that takes you far off the shore for some great big fish angling. Match up your desires with a Bulls Bay charter and get ready to have your line stretched.