A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

The refuge is open sunrise to sunset and is accessible by boat only. Saltwater fishing only is allowed at Odingsell River, Wassaw Creek, Romerly Marsh Creek, Rhodes Creek and Habersham Creek. Tidal water within 7,691 acres of salt marsh salt marsh
Salt marshes are found in tidal areas near the coast, where freshwater mixes with saltwater.

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is open to fishing. Wassaw Island is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, where fishing is permitted year-round. Available species are bluefish, spotted seatrout, flounder, red drum, striped bass, tarpon, croaker, saltwater catfish and shark.

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Waccamaw NWR Hunting Permit and Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2022-2023

The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to administer a national network of lands and waters for the conservation, management, and where appropriate, restoration of the fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and their habitats within the U.S. for the benefit of present and future...

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