The Beginner’s Guide to Shark Fishing

When you’re ready to do some of the most exciting fishing of your life, come out shark fishing with us. We go out on five hour shark fishing trips that don’t disappoint! We can take small groups out on our sport fishing boats. There are black tip, lemon, hammerhead, and tiger shark in the waters off the coastal Carolinas. The world record tiger shark was caught out the Hurricane Fleet’s back door on Cherry Grove Beach. Who knows, the next record could be set by YOU!

The Beginner's Guide to Shark FishingThere are some basic things you should know about shark fishing before you ever go out. For one is that these fish are really big. That’s a big part of what makes them so thrilling to catch. Another is that these big fish can put on a real show for you once you get them on your line. The excitement you’ll experience will be phenomenal!

Heavier tackle is required to fish for big sharks. They actually make rods and reels specifically for catching shark and tuna. Many anglers use Penn International Reels with anywhere from 30 to 50 pound test.

Tempting them to you

A key ingredient to catching sharks is the chum slick. This gets the interest of the sharks in the area and brings them in close to the boat. There are two basic types of chum that are used for catching sharks. There is bunker chum that is ground up bunker. It’s oily and produces a slick on top of the water that is quite effective in bringing in shark. Another type is mackerel or blue fish chum. Ground up fish produces the same effect as bunker chum. Some fishermen use buckets while others use bags. The end result is the same. So long as the chum can adequately leak out of the container that it’s in, it will work for you.

The Beginner's Guide to Shark FishingWhat gear to use

Each fisherman has their own preference for what they use as bait. Whole, live bluefish or mackerel works well for many. Filets of mackerel, tuna or bluefish also work for many. It’s always a good idea to use different bait on each rig. Use a heavy leader that is 10-15 feet in length — 100 lb. monofilament, wire leaders or pre-rigged leaders will all work. The usual hook size is 6/0 to 10/0.

Improving your chances

Be sure to float your baits at different depths. Many fishermen prefer pieces of Styrofoam or balloons to use as floats. Send out one line to about 50 yards from the boat and another to 75 yards. Keep a third one in close to the boat for the sharks that come directly to your chum bucket.

It’s all about technique

Let your boat drift along while keeping the drag off your reel. Anglers come from one of two schools of thought – Try to set immediately set the hook (and do it 3-4 times) or let him eat the bait for a bit and then set the hook. It’s all a matter of timing and it’s anyone’s guess what will work best on any given shark.

Getting you there

At Hurricane Fleet Fishing Charters we’ll take you to where we’ve had successful shark fishing in the past and where we know the shark to be when we’re on the water. Once we’re in the vicinity it’s up to you (with our tips and suggestions, of course) to catch that trophy shark suitable for mounting. Get ready for some of the best fishing of your life!

Book Now for Holiday Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach

Some of the best fishing of the year is taking place right now and continues into early Summer. Locals and visitors alike look forward to this time of year when our fishing charter boats head out into the deep Atlantic and bring in trophy size catches. It’s a thrilling experience that any fisherman would love!

Father's Day Gift IdeasIf you’re looking for something extra special to give your Dad this Father’s Day we recommend you book him a trip on one of our half day or full day fishing charters in Myrtle Beach. Don’t wait until June rolls around to make your reservations though because we could easily be all booked up. Making your reservations now will ensure he gets the best gift ever this year from his favorite kid.

Memorial Day weekend is another popular time along these parts of coastal South Carolina and excitement fills the air. It’s the official start of the summer months and many people choose to arrive before the heat does. This year how about taking a two hour Shrimp and Dolphin Cruise out on the ocean aboard our 90 foot cruise boat. The kids would enjoy seeing where their seafood comes from as we pull up along a working shrimp boat and Memorial Day Fishing Charters and Cruisesexplain the process of harvesting their catch. These cruises are popular and get booked up fast, especially over the holiday period, so make your reservations now. Shrimp and dolphin cruises go out twice a day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.

With four different sized vessels ranging from 40 ft. to 90 ft. we can handle any size group you want to take out whether for fishing, cruising or touring. If you’d like food and beverage served while you’re out, we can do that too. For those requiring more information than you find on our website just fill out our Inquiry Form and we’ll get back to you in short order.

Whether this is the year that you want to give Dad the best Father’s Day gift ever or you’re splurging on a surprise for the whole family while you’re on vacation, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-373-2004 and make your reservations early. Then get ready for the most fun you’ve probably ever had on a vacation!

Advantages to Hiring the Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Hurricane Fleet isn’t the only fishing charter company in the Coastal Carolina’s but we’re one of the best at what we do. Maybe that’s because we’ve been doing it for over 50 years and enjoy what we do. Our fishing boats take sports fishermen up and down the coast of North and South Carolina to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. 

Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing chartersThere are distinct advantages to hiring the best Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing charters and when you’re out on the water is not the time to discover the company you hired falls short of that.

We have four different size vessels to choose from depending upon the number of people and type of fishing you want to do.

Our charter boats come with an experienced captain and crew that know what they’re doing and are happy to offer fishing instruction to those without experience.

Experience and enthusiasm are what makes us special. Besides having the newest fishing gear, we use the best bait and tackle to keep “the big one” from getting away.

Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing chartersOur boats use the finest in modern electronics for navigation, fish finding and safety to make your fishing trip both pleasant and safe. We have coded radio transmissions between our boats to keep up with where the fish are running.

We’ll provide anglers with everything they need for a great day out on the water — rod, reel, bait, tackle, license and fishing instructions if needed. We also can provide a snack bar and a variety of refreshments on excursions for an additional fee.

Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing chartersWith our Myrtle Beach deep sea fishing charters ranging from 4.5 hrs to 18 hr. overnight Gulfstream trips, we’re sure to have just the right excursion for any type of angler. We even offer night fishing trips during the summer months.

In addition to the fishing charters that we offer we also have a Dolphin Cruise and Tours. Located right in the middle of the “Seafood Capital of the World” why not take your entire family out on one of our charter tours to see how and where shrimp are caught? Your family will watch as a shrimp boat hauls in their catch that includes shrimp, crabs, sand dollars, star fish, sea urchins, and other marine life that has ventured into the nets. Give us a call 1-800-373-2004 to make reservations or for more information. 

Give the Gift of Gulf Stream Fishing

If you’re stumped for gift ideas for that favorite fishing fanatic in your life we’re here to rescue you with a great idea. As the leading Little River SC gulf stream fishing charter company we often get requests for gift certificates for a half or whole day out fishing with us. It’s a popular gift that any recipient is sure to enjoy but especially if they already love to fish!

gift certificate for Little River SC gulf stream fishingOnly second to giving them a day out with us on our charter boat into the deep ocean waters is giving them tackle. If you’re not sure what to buy we recommend you get in touch with us and we’ll make some solid suggestions. From lures to reels to poles, there’s a large assortment of different tools any fisherman would love to receive.

Clothing and proper footwear suitable for fishing from a charter boat is always a great idea for a Christmas present for that fisherman. Lightweight and breathable raincoats, anti-slip footwear and a hat to keep the sun off the face are all useful and necessary. Some people swear by the sunglasses that boast allowing you to see the fish in the water. Also worth mentioning are the sport fishing magazines and fishing guide books.

gulf stream fishing charter companyOnce you take a walk through the fishing section of any outdoor sports shop you’re going to come up with lots of ideas for gifts or stocking stuffers. But don’t forget the ultimate gift – the gift of coming out on our charter boat to experience exceptional fishing in the gulf stream from Little River South Carolina.

To you and yours from all of us at Hurricane Fleet – Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!

A Great Time of the Year for Charter Fishing in Myrtle Beach

Deciding where to go for some of the best fall fishing in the area is a no brainer when you consider what are Myrtle Beach charter fishing trips have to offer. There is some great fishing going on right now with excellent catches of grouper, king mac, sea bass and snapper. Want some bigger fish? No problem! There’s amberjack, barracuda, marlin, sailfish, tuna and wahoo biting as well!

While you’re in the area head on down to Georgetown for their 24th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show being held on October 19. The show features one of the nation’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 100 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food, and music. Definitely fun for the whole family.

If all this talk about fishing is making you hungry, you’ll be happy to hear about Taste of the Town being held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4-10 p.m. Visitors can try foods from more than 50 local restaurants! This is the Grand Strand’s premier culinary social event of the year! In its 30th year, this annual event is Myrtle Beach’s largest food festival, with attendance of over 10,000 people, and is proudly presented by St. Andrew Catholic School. Tickets will be available for purchase at St. Andrew Catholic School and at all HTC locations.

No matter how much time you have, just remember this is a superb time of year to go Myrtle Beach charter fishing. We can take you out for a few hours, a half day, or all day – your choice! If you have people in your party that aren’t interested in fishing, they might enjoy our Dolphin Adventure Cruises, too. Give us a call at 800-373-2004 if you’d like more information.


Come Try Our Calabash Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Some of the very best fishing can be experienced at this time of year when the temperatures are cooling off and autumn is nearly here. You can experience that on our Calabash deep sea fishing charter boats that go out every day.

Calabash deep sea fishingPeople wonder just what is biting right now. Certain fish are easier to catch at different times of the year than at others. During September you’re most likely to catch Amberjack, Barracuda, Grouper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Sea Bass, Snapper but you may also find Cobia, Marlin, Tuna and Wahoo. Let us tell you this – until you’ve caught big game fish like these on your line, you haven’t experienced the ultimate Calabash deep sea fishing outing.
On our deep sea fishing charter we’ll take you out into the deep waters far from shore. The fish you’ll have access to are entirely different than the shallow water fish near shore. Big game fish require open and deep water to feed in so they’re only accessible by boat.

It is always a good idea to only go out deep sea fishing with people who are experienced in the sport. A single novice or group should never go out alone, as this sport holds far more danger than the average fishing trip due to the size of these big game fish and the tackle used. Our deep sea fishing charters can make your trip a fun as well as safe experience.

When you’re ready to go out on one of our fishing charters or even if you just have questions that you can’t find the answers to on our website, give us a call at 800-373-2004 and we’d be happy to talk with you.

Labor Day Fishing in Myrtle Beach SC

The Labor Day holiday weekend is fast approaching and as we all well know, it signifies the end of summer. But here in the Carolinas where it will stay warm for months to come, vacation season isn’t over until later in the year. If you’re planning on being here over the Labor Day holiday and you’re looking for a Myrtle Beach SC fishing charter company, give us a call at Hurricane Fleet. We can be reached by calling 800-373-2004.

Myrtle Beach SC fishingThe Myrtle Beach SC fishing charters we can take you on will bring you right to where you’ll experience some of the best fishing in your life. We know these waters well and have been operating fishing boats in North and South Carolina for more than 50 years. Sure, Myrtle Beach is well known for its golf and entertainment venues, but it’s gaining a strong reputation for the sport fishing it provides visitors and residents of coastal South Carolina.

We are able to accommodate any size party ranging from intimate occasions with our 40-foot long “Party Time” boat to our company-named cruise liner, “Hurricane Fleet,” which stretches over 90 feet. Take 100 of your closest friends fishing with you or enjoy the aesthetics of the sky and ocean with 150 others on the cruise liner as you get a chance to experience first hand what fishing the deep ocean water entails.

Everything you need will be supplied. We’ll provide you with rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing instructions so that you can take in your surroundings and concentrate on having a great time! Not sure what you’re doing? Don’t worry! We’ll even offer our best fishing instruction to those new to the support.

Give our fishing charters a try. It just might be the best vacation of your life!

Little River SC Fishing Charters and Dolphin Cruises

This is an excellent time of year to go out deep sea fishing and catch amberjack, dolphin, grouper, king mac, sailfish, sea bass, snapper and wahoo. There are many other fish you’ll have a good chance of catching as well but these are the hottest ones right now. Take one of our Little River SC fishing charters and you’re sure to have the time of your life.

Little River SC fishing chartersDo you know someone with a birthday or anniversary coming up that has had you searching for gift ideas? Well here you go! A prepaid gift certificate for one of our Little River SC fishing charters will surprise anyone! It doesn’t have to be just for fishing either.

We also go out on Dophin Adventure Cruises for those that don’t care to fish but have an interest in sea life just the same. This cruise is approximately two hours and is a must for the young and old. Special pricing is designed for large groups and charters. Reservations are not required but are recommended for this interactive adventure with the Hurricane Fleet. Trips are from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Little River SC fishing chartersOur 90-ft cruise boat will pull up next to a working shrimp boat. Our knowledgeable guide will explain shrimping as the fishermen harvest their catch. Porpoises and shark will be jumping along side the boat hoping to feed off the “by-catches”. You’ll be able to see the harvest including shrimp, crabs, sand dollars, star fish, sea urchins and other marine life, scuttle about the deck of the shrimp boat. You’ll be astonished at the variety of creatures that live under the sea and have the opportunity to observe them at close range.

Contact us through our website or call us at 800-373-2004 to make arrangements for a fishing charter or dolphin cruise for yourself or someone with an upcoming special event.

Take Dad Out Fishing

With Father’s Day fast approaching on June 16th we have an awesome idea of how you can show your Dad just how special he is to you. How about treating him to one of our chartered Myrtle Beach fishing trips out into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Myrtle Beach fishing tripsOur Myrtle Beach fishing trips are some of the most fun you can have off the coast of South Carolina and your Dad is going to love it. We can take him out shark fishing for 5 hours or on a 12-16 hour tuna fishing trip where he can catch the biggest fish of his life, definitely worthy of being mounted and hung on his wall at home. This has the potential to be the best Father’s Day ever if not the best day of his life!

We have an assortment of boats that include large air conditioned luxury boats to sport fishing boats. All of our boats are skippered by experienced captains and crews that anyone would feel secure with. We also provide everything he will need for a day of fishing – rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing instructions, too, if needed.

Our boats have the finest in modern electronics for navigation, fish finding and safety to make any fishing trip fun, safe and productive. You can find information about all of different charters including prices on our website. If you have any questions or would like to arrange a charter with us please call us toll free at 800-373-2004.

Some of the Best Fishing is Right Now

If you’re headed to Myrtle Beach for vacation soon be sure to check us out for some over the top vacation fun doing Myrtle Beach SC fishing. This goes far beyond fishing off the pier or from the shore. This is deep sea fishing at its finest and you’ll have everything you need for a great time out on the water with us.

Myrtle Beach SC fishingIf you’ve never been on a fishing charter you’re in for a real treat. We’ve been in the business for over 25 years and we specialize in having a great time catching fish. Just about any type of fish you can imagine is biting now so it’s a fabulous time to take a Myrtle Beach SC fishing charter boat out and try your hand at reeling in the big one. Don’t worry, if it’s so big that you can’t handle it, we’re on standby to assist you.

We have four different vessels that are available for charter. The 40 ft. Party Time, 45 ft. Cyclone, 77 ft. Westwind, and 90 ft. Hurricane II. They each hold various numbers of passengers and there are various types of fishing charters that we offer.

We have five-hour shark fishing trips make an exciting fishing excursion and 12-16 hr. tuna fishing trips that will get you hooked for sure. Charters will go out for half days (4.5 hrs.), gulfstream fishing for 11 hrs. night fishing for 4 hrs. and overnight gulfstream fishing for 18 hrs. These longer trips are for the serious fishermen among us. The 18-hour trips produce all types of fish from bottom fish to the top water dwellers. We offer these trips once each month by open boat or you can charter. These trips are limited to small groups for your comfort and enjoyment.