Cherry Grove Fishing Report

The Cherry Grove Pier is open for business from 8AM - 8PM.

Whether you are an experienced angler or have never held a fishing rod before, the Cherry Grove Pier and tackle shop have what you need to make your fishing adventure memorable during any season. First constructed in the 1950s, the pier is one the most iconic in South Carolina. It is one of the oldest along the coast and offers some of the best fishing along the Grand Strand.Its longevity has afforded four generations of fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to fish from the near 1,000-foot pier and comes with a history of record catches.

Our experienced staff is here to help you with all of your fishing needs. Fishing rods can be rented for a half or full day at reasonable rates and a variety of live and synthetic bait is offered for sale at the shop. You don’t need a fishing license. Walking and fishing passes are available for a small fee. If you are looking for fewer crowds and want to enjoy quiet fishing, winter is a good time to check out the pier. Spring, summer and fall offer more fishing opportunities and attract larger crowds. As the water temperatures rise, the likelihood of larger catches increases and the variety grows.

Check back with us regularly for our fishing reports and stay in the know about what’s biting at the Cherry Grove Pier.



The month of June saw a consistently good number of bottom feeders including Whiting, Perch, Croakers along with Black and Red drums.There was an early spot run in the middle of the month. A number of Blue fish and Spanish Mackerel landed. June was an excellent month for the King Mackerel with more than 20 finding their way to the deck of the Cherry Grove Pier. The month of July is picking up where June left off. We can expect the see Pompano fish, Spade fish and Sheepshead to join in on the fun in the near future.



April is transition month in salt water pier fishing. As temperatures increase, large mature fish, which have been dormant during the winter, will become active. Red Drum, Black Drum, Whiting, Croaker and Flounder will start making their presence known by biting on bait made of cut shrimp and minnows. Toward the latter end of the April and early May Blue Fish and Spanish Mackerel will migrate to the pier. Brightly colored jigs and plugs will lure fish onto the hook.

Plan to reel in your next catch at the Cherry Grove Pier.



Water temperatures at the Cherry Grove Pier average in the lower to mid-50’s during the winter months. Air temperatures are often mild and lend to improved clarity making it pleasant for fishing.

Juvenile whiting, croakers, silver perch and red and black drum fish are among the varieties that are biting this time of year.

Shrimp, crab, and squid remain popular bait choices, along with synthetic baits.

The best times to fish remain a few hours before or after high tide.