Fishing

One of the major attractions of McClellanville is the immediate access to the world-class fishing in Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and Bulls Bay.  If you’re staying at a waterfront home you can feel free to bring your boat and dock it at the house for added ease. Be sure to

Visit the Boating and Beaches section for information about launching your boat.

Fishing from boat or beach requires a saltwater fishing license, which can be purchased online or over the phone by calling 1-866-714-3611

Type of License Price
Annual Resident License $10
Resident 14 Day License $5
Annual Non-Resident License $35
Non-Resident 14 Day License $11

You will definitely want to brush up on the most current fishing regulations, as they change almost every year and the fines for violating them can be quite high.  Here are some of the commonly sought after catches and there limit as of 1/1/11:

Red Drum (Bass) – 3 per person per day – Tail length between 15 and 23″
Flounder – 20 per person per day not to exceed 40 per boat – 14″ minimum tail length
Spotted Seatrout – 10 per person per day – 14″ minimum tail length

Bulls Bay Supply – Fishing Supplies (and town boat landing launch permit)
10086 N Hwy 17, McClellanville, SC (corner of Hwy 45 and Hwy 17)

McClellanville Fishing Guide Services

Use one of these great guides to put you on the fish, be sure to tell them that Daniel Bates sent you!

Charleston Fish Finder
Charlestonfishfinder.com or contact them at Ben@CharlestonFishFinder.com or 843-670-3123

Carolina Guide Service
CarolinaGuideService.com or contact them at CarolinaGuideService@gmail.com or 843-814-7900

Capt. George Gallagher
Spottails.com or contact them at GRGallager@aol.com or 843-696-6000