Daniel Island Fishing and Shrimping

Whether you’re a proponent of Catch and Release or you are looking to score dinner, Daniel Island offers every angler a multitude of fishing options. Your only requirement is a South Carolina Fishing License.

Inland

Scattered throughout the island are more than a dozen easily accessible ponds and lagoons where you can test your skills against bait crashing Bass or plentiful species like Bream and Catfish. Use you light tackle spinning gear, fly rod or even a trusty cane pole. Success can be had using artificial or live baits and some real giants are waiting.

River

Easy access to the Wando River can provide excellent results for anglers in search of coastal species fish. Lurking in these waters is one of the most sought after fighters , the Red Drum. Routinely reaching over 3 feet in length and weighing more than 35lbs. Be ready for some reel stripping action if you hook one of these behemoths. The state record is a whopping 75 lbs! Artificial or live bait, when these fish are hungry they are not too picky. Spotted Trout and Sheepshead will also be found in these waters. Better stay with the spinning gear here, you will appreciate the assistance of the drag.

Harbor and Offshore

Obviously, you will require a boat for access but it is a short ride Down the Wando from Daniel Island. Anglers frequently leave from the Daniel Island Marina and some elect to use the Codner’s Ferry boat ramp.

Shrimping

True aficionados of this acquired skill will say there is no “g” in the spelling of this activity. The required tools are only a cast net and a 5 gallon bucket. Timing is paramount to success. Watch the tide charts and head to the community dock behind Children’s Park .

Crabbing

Virtually any coastal waterway will provide a good crab catch but around docks and pier heads is best. You will need a crab pot, a supply of chicken necks and backs and a 5 gallon bucket with a lid.

Charters

Charters are readily available to Daniel Island residents who can arrange to be picked up at the community dock or in the Daniel Island Marina. Prestige Real Estate Group agents will gladly assist you with recommendations for both inshore and offshore captains. A helpful fishing feature by Captain Greg Peralta is published every Wednesday in the Daniel Island News

Fishing in such a beautiful setting can become very addictive and everybody knows friends you make fishing can last a lifetime.