Winter getaway: A family fishing adventure in Myrtle Beach

Image Via: Scott Gardner

Shark Day in South Carolina

Popular with winter weary Canucks, this beach town has great saltwater angling action


For decades, Myrtle Beach, S.C., has been a popular destination for Canadians fleeing winter. Just 16 hours drive south of the Ontario-New York border—or a two-hour flight—the city is blessed with a sub-tropical climate and almost 100 kilometres of continuous beach. Add in numerous golf courses, outlet malls and other family-friendly attractions, and no wonder so many Canadian visit for an early taste of spring.

But did you know Myrtle Beach also has excellent year-round fishing? Read on to hear how one kid came back to school after the break with the best fishing story a teen could ask for.

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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