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Trips start at $450.00

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Trips start at $800.00

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Trips start at $350.00

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Kiawah Island Fishing Charters

There are many places that advertise as a “getaway”, but none fit that description much better than Kiawah Island. This ten mile long island is set in a pristine area consisting of 10,000 acres of marsh, beach and sand dunes. The marshes and lagoons are part of the freshwater estuaries on the coast connecting the Stono River and the Intracoastal canal. One thing you can’t get away form though, and that’s the fine fishing in this resort community on the South Carolina Coast.

The island is comprised of 10,000 acres. It is roughly 10 miles in length, 1.5 miles at its widest point and is bordered by protective sand dunes. The island consists of marshes, lagoons and freshwater estuaries and the Kiawah River, which connects with the Stono River and the Intracoastal Waterway, all together there are 65 ponds or lagoons on the Island.  Because of its location on the coast between Charleston and Savannah, you can also take advantage of all the things they have to offer with just a short road trip.

Most of Kiawah Island is private, but there is access for people fishing in the ponds and inland lakes, the surf and, of course, charter fishing both inland and offshore. Because of the location, those who are willing to make the trip on a charter boat can go all the way out to the Gulf Stream for a day of fishing for big numbers and sizes of dozens of kinds of saltwater fish.

The inland trips are shorter and offer easier fishing, but are no less productive. In addition, there is every kind of activity imaginable from paddleboarding, kayaking, biking and taking an environmental or dolphin watching excursion.

Kiawah Island Inshore Fishing

You don’t even have to see the ocean to fish here because there are 60 ponds and lagoons on the island that are full of fish. They have lots of bass, bream and other freshwater fish. But don’t let that make you miss the other fantastic fishing around the island. There are easy day trips for redfish, flounder, speckled trout and sheepshead all around the island.

A trip up through the marshes and creeks is worth spending a day on its own, but hanging a big redfish off a grass point or finding a school of speckled trout feeding on minnows can lead to a lot of action. One thing that is different in this area is that many of the captains out of this area practice catch and release. Make sure you match your wishes with what your charter captain normally practices to ensure an enjoyable and fun trip.

A run through the marsh can also be complemented with some of the fishing in the Kiawah River, Bryans Creek and the nearby Stono River. All these systems are great for fishing. The North Edisto River area is also popular.

Kiawah Island is also popular with those who like to take on the challenge of fishing for rod benders on ultra-light or fly fishing tackle. Several guides specialize in that, so check them out. You can also hook up with a kayak trip to fish the many cuts, runouts and openings in the grassy marsh where bigger boats can’t get to.

Kiawah Island Offshore Fishing

The most popular adventures for anglers visiting Kiawah Island are nearshore trips, where you can catch redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and more.

If you venture out a bit further, on a good day, you can wear yourself out fighting big fish out on the edge of the Gulf Stream, a hotspot for big game fish. Depending on how far you travel can determine your options, but there are lots of dolphin (also known as mahi mahi), wahoo, kingfish, cobia, snapper and more. The list also includes sailfish, blue and blackfin tuna, mackerel, sea bass and grouper.

You can also surf fish off a private beach if you are staying on the property or from one of the Kiawah Island public beaches in the area. Fish are constantly roaming the shore looking for dinner. If you get lucky, they might become your dinner.

Book A Kiawah Island Fishing Charter

Kiawah Island is unique and your fishing adventure will be, too. You can get away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and truly forget where you are here. That is, until a big fish grabs your bait and plays tug of war on inshore, nearshore or offshore adventures in the deep blue waters. Make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities here. Book a charter, or even maybe two, with FishAnywhere.com.  We can pair you with the perfect charter to make your friends or family vacation to the East Coast and the Atlantic Ocean one to remember. There are lots of options, so check out one of our seasoned captains and get your trip on the books. You’ll be glad you did.