facebook pixel

Lemon Shark Fishing Charters In Mount Pleasant

Easily find a Mount Pleasant fishing guide that fits your needs. Confidently book your next day on the water.


Experts Available 24/7

Licensed & Insured Guides

100% Weather Guarantee

Recently Booked Lemon Shark Fishing Charters Near Mount Pleasant, Sc

Fishing in Mount Pleasant

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Captain Justin's Inshore Special

NEW
22 ft 1 - 6 People $$

“Our Damn Good Guides go above and beyond to provide you an incredible trip, and we’ve handpicked every single one. We’re passionate about the outdoors and about empowering people to find the perfect-match guide for the trip of a lifetime, every time.”

Jonathan and Attison   |   Co-founders   |   Austin, Texas

Other Trips in Mount Pleasant

Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Charleston Deep Sea Offshore in Charleston

Head out with Captain Darius for an action-packed day of fishing on the beautiful South Carolina coast! The Gulf Stream in the offshore waters of Charleston is perfect for chasing after some prized Atlantic fish! On the 6-hour trip, Captain Darius will bring you 20-30 miles offshore to productive fishing grounds where you'll be bottom fishing for Black Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Sheepshead, Red and Vermilion Snapper, and Grouper. If you go for the 8-hour trip, you can venture 30-50 miles offshore where you'll start to see Mahi-Mahi and maybe even some billfish. Either way, you can bet on doing a lot of catching. Just let Captain Darius know what you want to catch and he'll take you to the prime spots and get you set up the best methods! You'll be aboard Captain Darius's 24' Seafox 248 Commander center console with enough room for 6 anglers. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, she'll have no problem getting you to the prime fishing spots! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, on board Bathroom and Ice Box to store your catches. You'll get to take any keepers home for a tasty meal! Captain Darius will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. He will even provide a tasty lunch for an additional fee. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Head out to the Gulf Stream with Captain Darius! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Charleston Deep Sea Offshore

100% (1)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Inshore fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay in Charleston

Head out with Captain Johnston for a memorable fishing adventure in the Charleston inshores! With its harbor and array of canals and rivers, the Charleston inshores are a great spot to go after some of the picture-worthy fish that South Carolina is known for without too long of a trek. On this 4, 6 or 8-hour trip, Captain Johnston will motor you out into Charleston Harbor or the nearby canals where you'll be targeting Redfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, and maybe even Tarpon in the summer months, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in the colder months. You'll be fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Johnston has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 24' Blazer Bay center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine, she'll have no problem taking you to the prime inshore fishing spots! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Johnston will even clean any tasty keepers for you to take home! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Come get some tasty fish with Captain Johnston in the Charleston inshores! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Inshore Fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay

100% (4)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for 3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy! in Charleston

Fuel is included in the price! Come aboard with Captain Johnston for an exciting day fishing the Charleston nearshores! The nearshore waters of Charleston are home to plenty of fish-rich reefs and wrecks that are great for picking up some prized Atlantic fish. On this 6 hour trip, Captain Johnston will motor you out into the Charleston Harbor jetties or some nearshore reefs and wrecks where you'll be targeting Redfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, and maybe even Tarpon in the summer months, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in the colder months. You'll be fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Johnston has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Come get some tasty fish with Captain Johnston in the Charleston nearshores! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy!

NEW
45 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Reef Fishing - 35’ Everglades in Charleston

Head out with Captain Johnston for an exciting day of fishing the scenic South Carolina reefs! The offshore reefs of Charleston are home to plenty of species of fish that are sure to keep you entertained for hours. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Johnston will bring you 30 miles offshore where you'll post up in the reefs and go after some prized Atlantic fish such as Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Seabass, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Spadefish, Spanish Mackerel, and Triggerfish. You'll be targeting these fish using various methods such as bottom fishing, heavy tackle, light tackle and trolling. Whether you want to fish with a rod in your hands or relax while the boat does most of the work, Captain Johnston will have you covered. He has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 35' Everglades center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by three 300 HP Mercury engines, she'll shred through the offshore waters with ease to take you to where the fish are biting! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Fighting Chair, Outriggers, on board Bathroom and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Johnston will even clean any tasty keepers for you to take home! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Head out to the deep waters with Captain Johnston! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Charleston

Reef Fishing - 35’ Everglades

NEW
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Full Day Inshore - 26' Skeeter in Charleston

Hop on board with Captain Will for a fishing get away on John's Island! Conveniently located in the middle of plentiful winding waterways and the Atlantic Ocean, there's plenty of exciting fishing opportunities in John's Island. On this full-day trip, you'll head out with Captain Will through John's Island inshore such as the Stono River where you'll be going after some Black Drum, Black Seabass, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Redfish, Spadefish, and Spanish Mackerel. You can go after these fish using techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, live bait, and trolling. Whatever fish you want to catch, just let Captain Will know and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some expert instruction to make sure you get one on your line! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Skeeter bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, she'll have no problem traversing the inshore John's Island waters. This vessel is equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Will will even clean any keepers for you to take home. Captain Will provides all rods, reels, tackle, fishing licenses, water, and snacks. All you need to bring is sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a hat, and any food or drinks you might need on the water. Have a blast with Captain Will! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Full Day Inshore - 26' Skeeter

NEW
26 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Charleston Inshore Action in Charleston

Hop on board with Captain Will for a fishing get away on John's Island! The waters in and surrounding Charleston Harbor provide the perfect habitat for targeting inshore game species on light tackle, like Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Spanish Mackerel. Protected from the winds and waves generally associated with offshore fishing trips, these inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who are new to boating and fishing. On this half or full-day trip, you will fish the many creeks, oyster beds, rivers, and inlets of Charleston Harbor where you'll be going after some Black Drum, Black Seabass, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Redfish, Spadefish, and Spanish Mackerel. You can go after these fish using techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, live bait, and trolling. Whatever fish you want to catch, just let Captain Will know and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some expert instruction to make sure you get one on your line! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Skeeter bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, she'll have no problem traversing the inshore John's Island waters. This vessel is equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Will will even clean any keepers for you to take home. Captain Will provides all rods, reels, tackle, fishing licenses, water, and snacks. All you need to bring is sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a hat, and any food or drinks you might need on the water. Have a blast with Captain Will! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Charleston Inshore Action

NEW
26 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Beachcombing with Captain Will in Charleston

This is the perfect trip for families with young children. You'll be wading in the water looking for Shark teeth, shells, and who knows what else you might find! There will be a few lines out on the water for light fishing, but the focus of this trip is looking for Shark teeth and having fun!. All necessary equipment, as well as fishing licenses, are included. Just please be sure to bring your own snacks and drinks, a towel, and sun protection. Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Beachcombing With Captain Will

NEW
26 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Offshore Reef Fishing in North Charleston

Launch aboard Captain TJ's fully decked out 26' Center Console for a freezer-filling fishing experience out of Charleston SC. Captain TJ will put all of his knowledge of fish habits, sea trends, and weather patterns toward getting you on these reef fish safely and in style! The boat you'll be fishing from is a "Just Right" 26-foot Mako 264. A true battle wagon designed for hardcore offshore fishing. She's equipped with twin 200 HP Suzuki engines, outriggers, VHF radio, Garmin radar, GPS, sonar satellite radio, bathroom, live wells, fishing boxes, sink, and top-of-the-line fishing equipment. After you get settled in, and Captain TJ cranks up his Suzuki outboard, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to hit the reefs, wrecks less than 15 miles offshore, depending on how far out you'd like to go you can either hits the reefs and wrecks just offshore for snapper and grouper species or stay closer to fish the jetties where giant inshore species lurk like Bull Reds, and big sharks! On these trip, you will be using heavy tackle rods and weighted live bait or jig hooks that you'll drop down into the murky depths of the Atlantic. You can expect to hook into a variety of Snapper and Grouper species like Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper, but you never know what the murky depths of the Atlantic will produce! Fishing the reefs you can also catch an occasional Amberjack, and Cobia just to name a few, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until Captain TJ has hooked into the fish or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time to feel the bite, Captain TJ can make it happen! Beyond superior service and a stylish ride, Captain TJ also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain TJ will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in North Charleston

Offshore Reef Fishing

NEW
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Reef & Bottom Fishing Trip in North Charleston

Launch aboard Captain TJ's fully decked out 26' Center Console for a freezer-filling fishing experience out of Charleston SC. Captain TJ will put all of his knowledge of fish habits, sea trends, and weather patterns toward getting you on these reef fish safely and in style! The boat you'll be fishing from is a 26-foot Mako 264. A true battle wagon designed for hardcore offshore fishing. She's equipped with twin 200 HP Suzuki engines, outriggers, VHF radio, Garmin radar, GPS, sonar satellite radio, bathroom, live wells, fishing boxes, sink, and top-of-the-line fishing equipment. After you get settled in, and Captain TJ cranks up his Suzuki outboard, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to hit the reefs, wrecks, and deepwater structures for some delicious table fare that puts up a fight! On these trip, you will be using heavy tackle rods and weighted live bait or jig hooks that you'll drop down into the murky depths of the Atlantic. You can expect to hook into a variety of Snapper and Grouper species like Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper, but you never know what the murky depths of the Atlantic will produce! Fishing the reefs you can also catch an occasional Amberjack, and Cobia just to name a few, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until Captain TJ has hooked into the fish or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time to feel the bite, Captain TJ can make it happen! Beyond superior service and a stylish ride, Captain TJ also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain TJ will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in North Charleston

Reef & Bottom Fishing Trip

NEW
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Offshore Trolling with Captain TJ in North Charleston

Launch aboard Captain TJ's fully decked out 26' Mako for an epic and productive trolling adventure off the coast of Charleston SC. Captain TJ will put all of his knowledge of fish habits, sea trends, and weather patterns toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you get settled in, and Captain TJ starts up his 200 Suzuki, you will motor out a couple miles offshore to the fishing grounds. Thes trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain do the "boring" part for you. Captain TJ will drop the throttle down to a couple knots and start surveying the horizon for birds and grass lines. The grass lines can provide structure for pelagics to congregate around and birds are usually an indicator of bait on the surface! You're welcome to help TJ scout, but you more than welcome to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sweet sea breeze while you wait for the reel to start screaming! These trips can be extremely productive as well. If you get into a pod of Wahoo, King Mackerel, or Mahi, Captain TJ will just keep circling back to catch more and more, until you've caught your limit or your arms get too tired. Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi, are just a couple of the potential species you could catch while you're out there, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain TJ also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. TJ recommends you bring your favorite lunch, snack, and drink items, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and some good company! Otherwise, Captain TJ will take care of the rest to make sure you fill the box on your next Charleston Offshore Trolling adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in North Charleston

Offshore Trolling With Captain TJ

NEW
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Dusk Till Dawn Trip - 26' Mako in North Charleston

Launch aboard Captain TJ's fully decked out 26' Center Console for a dusk-til-dawn fishing experience out of Charleston SC. Captain TJ will put all of his knowledge of fish habits, sea trends, and weather patterns toward getting you on these reef fish safely and in style! On this 12-hour trip, Captain TJ will keep you within 90 miles of the Charleston coast where you'll be going after some Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Vermillion Snapper, and Wahoo. You'll mainly be bottom fishing or trolling on this trip. Whether you want to actively fish with rod-in-hand or lounge until a reel starts screaming, just let Captain TJ know and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some expert instruction to make sure you get one on your line! Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain do the "boring" part for you. Captain TJ will drop the throttle down to a couple knots and start surveying the horizon for birds and grass lines. The grass lines can provide structure for pelagics to congregate around and birds are usually an indicator of bait on the surface! Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi, are just a couple of the potential species you could catch while you're out there, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! When you go bottom fishing you'll hit the reefs, wrecks, and deepwater structures for some delicious table fare that puts up a fight! On these trips, you will be using heavy tackle rods and weighted live bait or jig hooks that you'll drop down into the murky depths of the Atlantic. You can expect to hook into a variety of Snapper and Grouper species like Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper, but you never know what the murky depths of the Atlantic will produce! Fishing the reefs you can also catch an occasional Amberjack, and Cobia just to name a few, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! The boat you'll be fishing from is a 26-foot Mako 264. A true battle wagon designed for hardcore offshore fishing. She's equipped with twin 200 HP Suzuki engines, outriggers, VHF radio, Garmin radar, GPS, sonar satellite radio, bathroom, live wells, fishing boxes, sink, and top-of-the-line fishing equipment. Beyond superior service and a stylish ride, Captain TJ also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain TJ will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in North Charleston

Dusk Till Dawn Trip - 26' Mako

NEW
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Bottom Fishing with Captain Brad in Mount Pleasant

Launch aboard Captain Brad's fully decked out 26' Center Console for a freezer-filling fishing experience out of historic Charleston SC. With a background in the US Coast Guard and a resulting 10+ years of experience fishing the Atlantic Coast all the way from Maine down to the Florida Keys, Captain Brad will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! Captain Brad usually likes to launch from the WO Thomas Jr. Boat Landing by the Westmoreland bridge, but there is no need to waste your time hailing an uber or fretting showing up on time, if transportation is a problem Brad is more than happy to come to pick you up! Just let us know where you'd like to be picked up from. Either way, after you get settled in, and Captain Brad starts up his twin 150 Yamahas, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to hit the reefs, wrecks, and deepwater structures for some delicious table fare that puts up a fight! On these trip, you will be using heavy tackle rods and weighted live bait or jig hooks that you'll drop down into the murky depths of the Atlantic. You can expect to hook into a variety of Snapper and Grouper species like Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Red Grouper and Gag Grouper, but you never know what the murky depths of the Atlantic will produce! Fishing the reefs you can also catch an occasional Amberjack, and Cobia just to name a few, and there are plenty more species the productive waters of the Atlantic can offer up! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until Captain Brad has hooked into the fish or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time to feel the bite, Captain Brad can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Brad also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Brad will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston offshore adventure! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Bottom Fishing With Captain Brad

NEW
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking a Mount Pleasant lemon shark fishing charter

What are the best lemon shark fishing charters in Mount Pleasant?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 lemon shark trip in Mount Pleasant: Captain Justin's Inshore Special guided by Justin.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly lemon shark guides / fishing lessons in Mount Pleasant? Check out our beginner and family friendly lemon shark guides in Mount Pleasant.

What types of lemon shark fishing charters are common in Mount Pleasant?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for lemon shark in Mount Pleasant as well as river fishing and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Mount Pleasant are artificial lure fishing, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but light tackle fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Mount Pleasant lemon shark fishing charters cost?

for lemon shark in Mount Pleasant prices can range anywhere from about $570 to $1,030, but the average price for a half day trip for lemon shark in Mount Pleasant is $600. The average price for a full day trip for lemon shark in Mount Pleasant is $900.

What month is best for lemon shark fishing in Mount Pleasant?

The most popular season for lemon shark fishing in Mount Pleasant is spring, and most anglers book their trips 1 days in advance.

Do I need a Mount Pleasant fishing license for lemon shark and what are the bag limits for lemon shark in Mount Pleasant?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Mount Pleasant don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Mount Pleasant.

What is lemon shark fishing in Mount Pleasant all about?

In Mount Pleasant, encountering lemon sharks adds an intriguing element to the local fishing experience. Lemon sharks are a species of coastal shark known for their distinctive yellowish coloration and relatively docile nature. These sharks inhabit the coastal waters along the South Carolina coast, including estuaries, bays, and nearshore habitats. Anglers may encounter lemon sharks while fishing from shore, piers, or boats, particularly in areas where baitfish or other prey are abundant. While lemon sharks are generally considered harmless to humans, anglers should still exercise caution and handle them with care when caught.

Anglers targeting lemon sharks in Mount Pleasant often employ a variety of fishing techniques to entice strikes from these elusive predators. One common method is bait fishing, where anglers deploy natural baits such as cut fish, squid, or shrimp near the ocean floor using bottom rigs or surf fishing setups. Lemon sharks have a keen sense of smell and are attracted to the scent of fresh bait, making this an effective way to lure them in. Anglers may also use chumming techniques to create a scent trail in the water, further increasing their chances of attracting lemon sharks to their fishing location.

Furthermore, catch-and-release practices are encouraged when targeting lemon sharks in Mount Pleasant to help conserve the species and maintain healthy shark populations. Anglers should use appropriate tackle and gear to ensure a smooth release process, minimizing stress on the shark and maximizing its chances of survival after being caught. Additionally, anglers can contribute valuable data to shark research efforts by reporting their lemon shark encounters to local fisheries management agencies or participating in citizen science initiatives. By practicing responsible fishing techniques and respecting the natural habitat of lemon sharks, anglers can continue to enjoy the thrill of encountering these fascinating creatures in the coastal waters of Mount Pleasant.

What are the most popular months to fish for lemon shark fishing in Mount Pleasant?

In Mount Pleasant, lemon shark seasons coincide with their migratory patterns and the availability of prey in the local waters. Lemon sharks are present year-round in the coastal waters off the South Carolina coast, but their abundance may vary depending on the time of year. Generally, the warmer months from late spring through early fall see increased activity among lemon sharks as water temperatures rise, stimulating their feeding behaviors and prompting them to move closer to shore.

Spring marks the beginning of the lemon shark season in Mount Pleasant, as water temperatures gradually rise and marine life becomes more abundant. Lemon sharks become more active during this time, venturing into shallower waters in search of prey such as fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. As summer progresses and water temperatures peak, lemon sharks may become more numerous along the coast, providing anglers with increased opportunities to encounter them while fishing from shore, piers, or boats.

In the fall, lemon shark fishing in Mount Pleasant may continue to be productive, although their abundance may start to taper off as water temperatures begin to cool. However, lemon sharks can still be found in the coastal waters throughout the fall months, particularly in areas where baitfish or other prey remain plentiful. Understanding the seasonal patterns and behaviors of lemon sharks can help anglers maximize their chances of encountering these fascinating creatures while fishing in the coastal waters off the coast of Mount Pleasant throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching lemon shark in Mount Pleasant?

In Mount Pleasant, anglers utilize various fishing techniques to target lemon sharks, capitalizing on their predatory instincts and preferred habitats. One commonly used method is bait fishing, where anglers deploy natural baits such as cut fish, squid, or shrimp near the ocean floor using bottom rigs or surf fishing setups. Lemon sharks have a keen sense of smell and are attracted to the scent of fresh bait, making this an effective way to lure them in. Anglers may also use chumming techniques to create a scent trail in the water, further increasing their chances of attracting lemon sharks to their fishing location.

Another successful technique for lemon shark fishing in Mount Pleasant is casting with artificial lures or bait rigs from shore or boats. Anglers may use a variety of lures, such as swimbaits, spoons, or jigs, to mimic the movements of injured baitfish or other prey and entice strikes from lemon sharks. Casting near structures such as jetties, piers, or sandbars where lemon sharks are known to congregate can increase the likelihood of success. Anglers should use heavy-duty tackle and gear to handle the powerful runs and thrashing fights of lemon sharks once hooked.

Furthermore, catch-and-release practices are encouraged when targeting lemon sharks in Mount Pleasant to help conserve the species and maintain healthy shark populations. Anglers should use appropriate tackle and gear to ensure a smooth release process, minimizing stress on the shark and maximizing its chances of survival after being caught. Additionally, anglers can contribute valuable data to shark research efforts by reporting their lemon shark encounters to local fisheries management agencies or participating in citizen science initiatives. By practicing responsible fishing techniques and respecting the natural habitat of lemon sharks, anglers can continue to enjoy the thrill of encountering these fascinating creatures in the coastal waters of Mount Pleasant.

What other species are popular in Mount Pleasant?

Aside from targeting lemon sharks, Mount Pleasant offers anglers a diverse array of species to pursue, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One notable catch is the red drum, also known as redfish or channel bass. These prized game fish are found in the estuaries, marshes, and nearshore waters along the South Carolina coast. Red drum are known for their powerful fights and delicious flesh, making them a favorite among anglers. Anglers targeting red drum may use a variety of techniques, including bait fishing with live or cut bait, casting with artificial lures, or fly fishing in shallow waters.

Another sought-after species in Mount Pleasant is the speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout. Speckled trout are found in the estuaries, tidal creeks, and nearshore waters, where they feed on small fish, shrimp, and crustaceans. Anglers targeting speckled trout often use light tackle and finesse techniques, such as casting with artificial lures or fishing with live bait under popping corks. Speckled trout provide anglers with exciting battles and a delicious table fare, making them a popular target among inshore anglers.

Furthermore, Mount Pleasant offers excellent opportunities for anglers to target flounder, a highly prized flatfish known for its delicate flavor and firm texture. Flounder are found in the estuaries, tidal creeks, and nearshore waters, where they lie in wait for prey such as small fish and shrimp. Anglers targeting flounder often use bottom fishing techniques, presenting live bait or soft plastic lures along the ocean floor. Flounder provide anglers with a challenging pursuit and a rewarding catch, making them a sought-after species among inshore and nearshore anglers in Mount Pleasant.

What's biting in Mount Pleasant?

View Lemon Shark Fishing Reports from our damn good guides.

Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?

Our guides are Damn Good Guides, which means they’re licensed, insured and vetted by our team of outdoor experts who know them on a first-name basis. We hand pick our Damn Good Guides, and our network spans all across the country and beyond.

The proof is in the pudding, and we’re incredibly proud of our 4.9 / 5 average review score. Hit the button below to see more trip options:

See All Lemon Shark Trips in Mount Pleasant