SALTWATER FISHING TRENDS: South Carolina Piers
Cherry Grove Pier: Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week, 7 am to 2 am on Friday and Saturday. No report.
Apache Pier (Myrtle Beach North): Pier and bait Shop open 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. seven days a week. Whiting and trout caught with shrimp.
Springmaid Pier (Myrtle Beach): Pier is open 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, year-round. Tackle shop open 6 a.m. to 11 pm. Whiting and spottail all caught with live shrimp.
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier (Myrtle Beach South):
Open 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Whiting and blues with cut bait.
Surfside Pier: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. No report.
The Pier at Garden City: Open 24 hours a day for fishing. Spottail caught with shrimp and cut mullet. Whiting also caught with shrimp.
Winyah Bay Fishing and Observation Pier (Georgetown): Open 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, with free parking and fishing. Visitors also enjoy great bird watching. A Freshwater Fishing License is required due to brackish water. A second fishing pier on Winyah Bay has now opened called Hobcaw Point Observation and Fishing Pier. Slow activity reported.
Folly Beach Pier: Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. April through October. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Nov. Open 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Dec. through Jan. Whiting and blues caught with cut mullet.
Hunting Island State Park Fishing Pier: Pier is open 24 hours a day. The Nature Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues. though Sat. Windy conditions with little to no fishing.