Perhaps my favorite fish to target along the South Carolina coast, Tarpon are the pinnacle of inshore gamefish. A little known world class tarpon fishery sits just to the south of Myrle Beach where I have spent much of my adult life fishing for tarpon. Tarpon are common in South Carolina from June-October but perhaps your best chance at catching one is anytime from August – October. South Carolina tarpon are a migratory fish and when they start arriving in our water, they bring an appetite.
Average Size: 80-100 pounds;
South Carolina State Record: 154 pounds 10 ounces (1987);
Maximum Age: approx. 50 years – possibly up to 70 years.